A number of intercourse workers have revealed that they held onto recordings of telephone calls with the Gilgo Beach serial killer suspect after he contacted them – however they refused to satisfy with him.
Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon informed The Unbiased in a press release on Monday that officers have been interviewing intercourse workers as they’re booked into native jails about any previous encounters they’d with Rex Heuermann.
To date, two girls have revealed that they not solely have been in touch with the accused killer but additionally had made recordings of conversations with him.
“Whereas interviewing girls by means of the Suffolk County Correctional Facility’s distinctive human trafficking unit we’ve got already discovered two girls who had beforehand had contact with Rex Heuermann once they have been employed as intercourse workers previous to their incarceration,” the sheriff mentioned.
“Whereas these girls each acquired calls from Heuermann, they declined to take dates with him.
“We’ll proceed to interview girls in our custody to find out if we will discover others who’ve had contact with him to additional the investigation.”
It’s not clear what led the ladies to file the conversations or why they determined in opposition to assembly him.
The sheriff’s workplace additionally wouldn’t reveal what Mr Heuermann mentioned within the recordings.
This comes as police proceed to analyze the 59-year-old married father-of-two for doable connections to different unsolved murders in each Lengthy Island and additional afield.
Mr Heuermann was arrested on 13 July and charged with the murders of three girls – Megan Waterman, Melissa Barthelemy and Amber Costello.
Court docket data present that Mr Heuermann was linked to the killings by means of a tip about his pickup truck, a stash of burner telephones, “sadistic” on-line searches, telephone calls taunting victims’ households, his spouse’s hair discovered on the victims’ our bodies – and a pizza crust.
He’s additionally the prime suspect within the homicide of Maureen Brainard-Barnes – who was final seen alive in early June 2007 in New York Metropolis and who, collectively with the three, is described because the “Gilgo 4”.
Police mentioned that they’re “assured” they may quickly have the ability to cost Mr Heuermann with her homicide as properly.
All 4 girls labored as intercourse workers and disappeared after going to satisfy a consumer. They have been all present in December 2010 inside one-quarter mile of one another, sure by belts or tape and a few wrapped in burlap – their our bodies dumped alongside Gilgo Beach.
They’re amongst 11 victims whose stays have been discovered alongside the shores of Lengthy Island in 2010 and 2011, sparking fears of a number of serial killers.
The case started in Could 2010 when Shannan Gilbert vanished after leaving a consumer’s home on foot close to Gilgo Beach.
She referred to as 911 for assist saying she feared for her life and was by no means seen alive once more.
Throughout a seek for Gilbert in dense thicket near the seaside, police found the stays of one other lady.
Inside a matter of days, the stays of three extra victims have been discovered shut by.
By spring 2011, the stays of a complete of 10 victims had been discovered together with eight girls, a person, and a toddler. Police have lengthy thought that it could possibly be the work of a number of serial killers.
Gilbert’s physique was then present in December 2011. Her trigger of dying is extensively contested with authorities lengthy claiming that it’s not linked to the serial killer or killers however that she died from unintended drowning as she fled from the consumer’s house.
Nevertheless, an unbiased post-mortem commissioned by her household dominated that she died by strangulation and her mom believes she was murdered.
Like Gilbert, most of the victims focused have been intercourse workers whereas some are but to be recognized.
Investigators proceed to probe whether or not Mr Heuermann could also be linked to some of the opposite 11 murders and have been extensively looking out his house and different areas linked to him since his arrest earlier this month.
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On Monday, search groups have been noticed digging up the yard of his house in Massapequa Park, the place the architect lived with his spouse and two grownup kids, amid stories that not less than one sufferer could have been killed on the property.
In addition to extensively looking out Mr Heuermann’s house in Lengthy Island, officers are probing different areas linked to the accused assassin together with storage items two miles away in Amityville.
In the meantime, legislation enforcement companies are additionally wanting into unsolved murders and lacking individuals instances all throughout America together with in Las Vegas and South Carolina – the place Mr Heuermann owns properties – and Atlantic Metropolis – the place a number of intercourse workers have been discovered murdered.