Rex Heuermann was taken into custody on murder charges at his Manhattan office, prompting Ellerup to file for divorce a week later.
In the wake of Rex Heuermann’s arrest in connection with the Gilgo Beach murder case, Asa Ellerup, the wife of suspect Rex Heuermann, has broken her silence for the first time
Her lawyer, Bob Macedonio, confirmed that the divorce complaint and summons were filed at Suffolk County Supreme Court. In a press release issued by Ellerup’s lawyer on her behalf, she expressed the immense ordeal her family is going through. She pleaded for privacy and “normalcy” as they try to cope with the situation. The statement also highlighted the impact of the intense police presence, news crews, and spectators on their lives and the lives of their elderly neighbors.
Rex Heuermann stands accused of the murders of three women, Amber Costello, Melissa Barthelemy, and Megan Waterman, who were all reported missing between 2007 and 2010. Rex Heuermann has pleaded not guilty to the first- and second-degree murder charges and is also a suspect in the murder of Maureen Brainard-Barnes. All four victims worked as online escorts.
Ellerup’s attorney revealed that the police informed her and her children of the charges at their family home in Massapequa Park shortly after Rex Heuermann’s arrest. The sudden turn of events has left them reeling, with their lives completely upended.
The infamous “Long Island Serial Killer” case came to light in 2010 when the bodies of the four women were discovered buried in the marsh on Gilgo Beach
Subsequently, six more bodies were found in the same area. Rex Heuermann was identified as a suspect after authorities traced him through motor vehicle records and other evidence. Investigators allege that he used fake accounts and burner phones to contact sex workers and conducted disturbing internet searches related to violence against women and child abuse.
The ongoing investigation into the case has uncovered more details about Rex Heuermann’s double life, which shocked his family and those around him. As the legal process unfolds, Ellerup and her children are seeking support and understanding to navigate this difficult chapter in their lives.