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Details emerge about Rex Heuermann, the suspect linked to the infamous Gilgo Beach murders that deeply impacted Long Island over ten years ago

Suspect in unsolved serial killings of women identified as Rex Heuermann.

A suspect has been apprehended in connection with the unsolved serial killings of women discovered along a beach highway in New York. According to law enforcement sources, the suspect has been identified as Rex Heuermann from Massapequa, Long Island. However, there is currently no information available regarding how Heuermann was identified or what evidence links him to the case. The village of Massapequa Park witnessed a significant police presence on Friday morning.

Heuermann is expected to make a court appearance later in the day, and authorities have scheduled a news conference for 4 p.m. ET. This development comes more than a decade after the initial discovery of at least 10 women's bodies on Gilgo Beach in Long Island. The unsolved killings have been the focus of numerous reports on CBS's "48 Hours" and the 2020 Netflix film "Lost Girls."

Rex Heuermann is an architect who founded the New York City firm RH Consultants and Associates in 1994, as stated on the company's website. His clients include Target, Foot Locker, Catholic Charities, and American Airlines. However, the "Meet the team" section on the firm's website, featuring Heuermann's photo, has been taken down.

According to the website, Heuermann has provided services to various city agencies, non-profit organizations, builders, developers, and individual building owners. These services include ADA compliance, consultation on NYC and NY State Codes, as well as zoning consultation.

In a 2022 interview with Bonjour Realty, Heuermann mentioned that he was born and raised on Long Island and has been working in Manhattan since 1987. Describing himself as an architect, architectural consultant, and troubleshooter, he emphasized his expertise in interpreting complex building codes and handling negotiations with the buildings department. He also mentioned having an extensive library of obsolete books on building codes from the past century.

On Friday, law enforcement officers focused their attention on a small red house that had been previously raided in the morning. The house is located in a suburb approximately 40 miles east of midtown Manhattan. Investigators were observed outside the house, which appeared to be in disrepair. Neighbors described the house as standing out due to overgrown shrubs and a general sense of neglect.

Gabriella Libardi, a neighbor, expressed her discomfort with the house, describing it as creepy and stating that she wouldn't let her child go there. Another neighbor, Barry Auslander, shared that the man who lived in the house commuted to New York City each morning wearing a suit and tie. Auslander found it peculiar that the man appeared like a businessman, considering the state of his house.

In the same 2022 interview with Bonjour Realty, Heuermann was asked hypothetically what tool he would be to elevate his business. He responded by saying he would be a hammer, specifically a cabinet maker's hammer. He believed this tool to be persuasive and capable of yielding excellent results.

As the investigation continues, more information is expected to emerge regarding the suspect's connection to the unsolved serial killings. The arrest of Rex Heuermann brings hope for justice for the victims and their families after years of uncertainty.

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