A soundproof room has been reportedly found in the basement, raising suspicions that it may have been the site of at least one woman’s murder.
New York State Troopers and Suffolk County police investigating accused Gilgo Beach serial killer, Rex Heuermann, have made a chilling discovery in his home
The latest development comes in the wake of Rex Heuermann’s recent arrest, and authorities have been meticulously combing through his residence in Massapequa Park, New York, for clues.
Photos obtained by Fox News Digital show law enforcement using ground penetrating equipment, cadaver dogs, and a backhoe to search Rex Heuermann’s property on Sunday. Over the course of the week, investigators have removed numerous potential pieces of evidence, including more than 200 firearms, a filing cabinet, a large doll in a glass case, and a disturbing portrait of a bruised woman.
Rex Heuermann, a 59-year-old architect, faces charges of killing at least three women, while prosecutors suspect him in a fourth slaying. His attorney, Michael Brown, maintains Rex Heuermann’s denial of involvement in the women’s deaths. The victims, Melissa Barthelemy, Amber Costello, Megan Waterman, and possibly Maureen Brainard-Barnes, were all sex workers, and their bodies were found within a quarter-mile stretch of Ocean Parkway near Long Island’s Gilgo Beach.
The case has been one of New York’s most notorious mysteries since 2010 when authorities discovered ten sets of human remains in the area
While it is believed that multiple killers were involved, several of the bodies found closer together are thought to be the work of a serial killer. Investigators have also looked into storage units and properties owned by Rex Heuermann, including undeveloped land in South Carolina and a timeshare condominium in Las Vegas.
The investigation holds added significance for the family of Shannan Gilbert, whose disappearance prompted the initial search that led to the discovery of the Gilgo Beach remains. Gilbert was later found dead in a nearby coastal marsh in 2011, with Suffolk Police ruling her death as an accidental drowning, a conclusion her family disputes, believing she was also murdered.