In the “cluttered” house, approximately 279 weapons, including numerous long guns and 92 handgun permits, were discovered, as well as a substantial amount of undisclosed material.
Rex Heuermann’s Long Island residence was thoroughly searched by the police, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney in a news conference on Tuesday
Notably, a significant portion of the firearms was found stored in a walk-in vault located in the basement, which was equipped with a large iron door but not soundproof, as confirmed by Suffolk Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison.
The suspect, Rex Heuermann, is an architect known for his work in New York City, and he currently faces charges related to the murders of three women, with suspicion surrounding a fourth case. The bodies of these victims were found wrapped in burlap on Gilgo Beach in 2010, all within a quarter-mile radius of each other. Despite the allegations, Rex Heuermann maintains his innocence and is scheduled to appear in court on August 1, 2023. For the time being, he is being held without bail.
In addition to searching Rex Heuermann’s residence, investigators have extended their search to his Massapequa Park home’s backyard and a nearby storage unit
The investigation employed various tools, such as excavators, sonar devices, and cadaver dogs, to assist in the search. Around the house’s foundation, investigators used shovels to scour for potential evidence. Notably, the home was shared by Rex Heuermann with his wife, Asa Ellerup, and their two daughters, but Ellerup has since filed for divorce.
It’s worth mentioning that between 2010 and 2011, seven other sets of remains were discovered on the same beach, and CBS New York reported that Rex Heuermann has not been bossed out as a suspect in those cases as well. The investigation into the possibility of further crimes connected to the suspect continues.