Alleged Gilgo Beach Serial Killer Had Connections To Las Vegas
The Gilgo Beach serial killer has a connection to Las Vegas, according to multiple news outlets.
Police arrested 59-year-old Rex Heuermann on July 13, and officials charged him with allegedly murdering three women.
According to CNN, Heuermann was connected with the murders of Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman and Amber Costello. He also remains as the prime suspect for the murder of the fourth victim, Maureen Brainard-Barnes. The victims went missing between 2007 and 2010.
Heuermann also owned a timeshare in Las Vegas at the Club de Soleil complex aqt Tropicana Avenue and Lindell Road, according to KTNV.
Casino.org also reported that the accused killer bought and sold a two-bedroom timeshare at a property at 265 E. Harmon Ave., which is now the Club Wyndham Grand Desert.
Police have started to look at other connections to unsolved cases in the Las Vegas valley area, according to ABC 7 in New York.
This entire situation unfolded after a Suffolk County Police Department Officer conducted a routine training
Suffolk County Police Department Officer John Malia conducted a training exercise with his K9 partner Blue. However, this training exercise turned into Blue finding a set of human remains. These remains belonged to Melissa Barthelemy, USA Today reports.
This lead to officials uncovering a trail of bodies, which ignited this investigation. Investigators found the bodies of four women, all of these women had stories and lives of their own. Although many people focus on the nature of the victims’ work, all of these women had families, lives and so much more.
Investigators started weaving together an intricate fabric of timelines, cell phone records and burner email accounts. Eventually, police focused on Heuermann as a suspect after actually using his leftover pizza crusts in order to collect his DNA, according to USA Today’s reporting.
Now, it’s a waiting game as more of this horrific story unfolds. There are investigations sprouting around the country involving Heuermann and other cold cases in Atlantic City and South Carolina, CBS news states.
Heuermann, an architect by trade, plead not guilty to the charges, Newsweek reports.