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1 month ago

What you need to know about the Gilgo Beach killings

ABC News correspondent Stephanie Ramos and ABC News contributor Brian Buckmire share the latest as the Gilgo Beach suspect entered a not guilty plea to a fourth murder charge.
1 month ago
What you need to know about the Gilgo Beach killings
1 month ago

Trove of new evidence released in Long Island serial killer case as murder charge added

Prosecutors in Suffolk County, New York, have charged alleged serial killer Rex Heuermann with murdering Maureen Brainard-Barnes.
1 month ago
New evidence released in Long Island serial killer case as murder charge added
1 month ago

Latest in Gilgo Beach and Murdaugh murder cases

Host and legal analyst at the Law and Crime network, Terri Austin, provides analysis on the latest details in the Gilgo Beach and Murdaugh murder cases.
1 month ago
Latest in Gilgo Beach and Murdaugh murder cases
1 month ago

Suspected Long Island serial killer pleads not guilty to 4th murder charge

Rex Heuermann, 60, was charged with murdering Maureen Brainard-Barnes, who disappeared in 2007 while working as an escort.
1 month ago
Suspected Long Island serial killer pleads not guilty to 4th murder charge
1 month ago

Suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer charged with additional killing

Investigators released new evidence against Rex Heuermann, who was charged with the murder of Maureen Brainard-Barnes, months after he was IDed as the primary suspect. He has pleaded not guilty.
1 month ago
Suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer charged with additional killing
1 month ago

Gilgo Beach murder suspect hit with new charges

Rex Heuermann was charged with murdering Maureen Brainard-Barnes, who disappeared in 2007.
1 month ago
Gilgo Beach murder suspect hit with new charges
1 month ago

Gilgo Beach murder suspect pleads not guilty to additional murder

ABC News’ Stephanie Ramos and contributor Channa Lloyd talk about what the new charges that suspect Rex Heuermann faces and what new evidence could mean for the case.
1 month ago
Gilgo Beach murder suspect pleads not guilty to additional murder
1 month ago

Alleged Gilgo Beach serial killer pleads not guilty to new charge

Alleged serial killer Rex Heuermann has pleaded not guilty to a new second-degree murder charge.
1 month ago
Alleged Gilgo Beach serial killer pleads not guilty to new charge
1 month ago

Rex Heuermann expected to be charged with 4th murder: Sources

Heuermann has already pleaded not guilty to three other murders.
1 month ago
Rex Heuermann expected to be charged with 4th murder: Sources
1 month ago

Suspected Long Island serial killer expected to be charged in 4th murder

Alleged serial killer Rex Heuermann will appear in court Tuesday to be charged with killing a fourth woman whose body was found in a marshy spot on Long Island near Gilgo Beach, sources tell ABC News.
1 month ago
Suspected Long Island serial killer expected to be charged in 4th murder
1 month ago

Suspected serial killer recalled to court

Alleged serial killer Rex Heuermann is expected to be charged in the death of a fourth woman in New York. ABC News' Lionel Moise has the details.
1 month ago
Suspected serial killer recalled to court
1 month ago

Gilgo Beach murder suspect expected to be charged in death of 4th woman: Sources

Rex Heuermann is already charged with killing three women. He will return to court on Tuesday.
1 month ago
Gilgo Beach suspect to face new murder charge: Sources
2 months ago

Lawmakers look to expand Son of Sam law to cover spouses in wake of Gilgo Beach case

Lawmakers are pushing for an expansion of a state law that prohibits convicts from profiting from their crime.
2 months ago
Lawmakers look to expand Son of Sam law to cover spouses in wake of Gilgo Beach case
3 months ago

Gilgo Beach suspect’s wife’s cheek swab matches DNA found on victims

A DNA sample taken from the estranged wife of alleged serial killer Rex Heuermann matches her genetic material that was found on the remains of victims, law enforcement sources told ABC News.
3 months ago
Gilgo Beach suspect’s wife’s cheek swab matches DNA found on victims
3 months ago

Gilgo Beach suspect's wife's cheek swab matches her DNA on victims

Prosecutors have cleared Asa Ellerup of any wrongdoing and have said she was out of town at the time of the murders.
3 months ago
Gilgo Beach suspect's wife's cheek swab matches her DNA on victims
3 months ago

Estranged wife of accused Long Island serial killer appears in court

Asa Ellerup attended one of Rex Heuermann's court appearances for the first time on Wednesday surrounded by a film crew after signing a contract with a production company.
3 months ago
Estranged wife of accused Long Island serial killer appears in court
3 months ago

Gilgo Beach suspect Rex Heuermann's estranged wife goes to court for 1st time

The estranged wife of Gilgo Beach, New York, murder suspect Rex Heuermann attended one of his court appearances for the first time on Wednesday.
3 months ago
Gilgo Beach suspect's estranged wife goes to court for 1st time
3 months ago

Gilgo murder suspect's estranged wife in court

Asa Ellerup, the estranged wife of suspect Rex Heuermann, attended his hearing Wednesday saying she wants to see the evidence against him.
3 months ago
Gilgo murder suspect's estranged wife in court
3 months ago

Gilgo Beach murder suspect in court today

ABC News’ Aaron Katersky has the details as the Gilgo Beach murder suspect appears in court.
3 months ago
Gilgo Beach murder suspect in court today
5 months ago

Gilgo Beach suspect Rex Heuermann not a 'monster,' maintains his innocence: Attorney

Gilgo Beach suspect Rex Heuermann is not a "monster" and maintains his innocence, his attorney said.
5 months ago
Gilgo Beach suspect not a 'monster,' maintains his innocence: Attorney
5 months ago

Gilgo Beach suspect Rex Heuermann has court appearance

The attorney for Gilgo Beach, New York, murder suspect Rex Heuermann on Wednesday denied that his client is a "monster of a person" and maintained Heuermann's innocence.
5 months ago
Gilgo Beach suspect Rex Heuermann has court appearance
6 months ago

'The Long Island Serial Killer': How cell phones and a pizza box led to a suspect in 3 cases

For years, investigators searched for the person responsible for dead bodies that were found on a Long Island beach. This summer, they caught a big break.
6 months ago
'The Long Island Serial Killer': How cell phone evidence led to a suspect in 3 cases
6 months ago

A look at conditions where bodies of four women known as the ‘Gilgo 4’ were found

The remains of Maureen Brainard-Barnes, Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman and Amber Lynn Costello were found in 2010 near Gilgo Beach in what police described as the work of a serial killer.
6 months ago
A look at conditions where bodies of four women known as the ‘Gilgo 4’ were found
6 months ago

‘20/20’ tracks investigation that led to charges of suspect in 3 Gilgo Beach murders

Authorities arrested suspect Rex Heuermann July 13, 2023, in connection with three murders near Gilgo Beach on Long Island, New York. Heuermann pleaded not guilty.
6 months ago
‘20/20’ tracks investigation that led to charges of suspect in 3 Gilgo Beach murders
6 months ago

Woman on last moments with friend who is one of the Gilgo 4

Sara Karnes was friends with Maureen Brainard-Barnes, who vanished in July 2007. “Every time I talk about it, it doesn't get any easier,” Karnes said in an exclusive "20/20" interview.
6 months ago
Woman on last moments with friend who is one of the Gilgo 4
6 months ago

Friend of Gilgo Beach murder victim speaks out

"20/20" investigates the shocking crimes that took place in Long Island, New York, more than a decade ago.
6 months ago
Friend of Gilgo Beach murder victim speaks out
6 months ago

Authorities investigate possible link between alleged Gilgo Beach killer Rex Heuermann, missing South Carolina woman

Authorities are investigating a possible link between Gilgo Beach accused killer Rex Heuermann and South Carolina woman Julia Ann Bean who was last seen alive in 2017.
6 months ago
Possible link between alleged Gilgo Beach killer and missing woman, authorities say
7 months ago

Judge orders Gilgo Beach murder suspect to provide DNA sample

The Long Island judge overruled objections from Rex Heuermann’s attorney.
7 months ago
Judge orders Gilgo Beach murder suspect to provide DNA sample
7 months ago

Judge orders Gilgo Beach suspect Rex Heuermann to submit DNA sample

A judge has ordered suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann to turn in a DNA swab.
7 months ago
Gilgo Beach suspect ordered to submit DNA sample
7 months ago

Gilgo Beach suspect must submit DNA sample: Judge

Rex Heuermann faces multiple murder charges in the deaths of three women found in 2010.
7 months ago
Gilgo Beach suspect must submit DNA sample: Judge
7 months ago

Investigators identify Gilgo Beach remains possibly linked to accused killer

The task force investigating the Gilgo Beach murders has identified another set of remains originally found nearly three decades ago.
7 months ago
Investigators identify Gilgo Beach remains possibly linked to accused killer
7 months ago

Authorities ID additional victim in Gilgo murders probe

Jane Doe No. 7, whose remains were initially found on Fire Island on April 20, 1996, has now been identified as Karen Vergata.
7 months ago
Authorities ID additional victim in Gilgo murders probe
7 months ago

New victim identified in alleged Gilgo Beach serial killings

ABC News contributor Richard Frankel talks about the possibility of a new break in the case of the Gilgo Beach serial killings after police identified a seventh victim.
7 months ago
New victim identified in alleged Gilgo Beach serial killings
7 months ago

Gilgo Beach: Police identify another victim in serial killing investigation

Authorities have identified another victim in the Gilgo Beach investigation.
7 months ago
Gilgo Beach: Another victim ID'd in serial killing investigation
7 months ago

New twist in Gilgo Beach murders

Law enforcement authorities and prosecutors will hold a news conference to announce an update in the investigation of the slaying of multiple people whose remains were found near Long Island's Gilgo Beach.
7 months ago
New twist in Gilgo Beach murders
7 months ago

Gilgo Beach murders: A timeline of the investigation

The search for missing sex worker Shannan Gilbert led to the grisly discovery of 10 other bodies on a stretch of beach along Long Island's South Shore.
7 months ago
Investigation timeline of Gilgo Beach murders
7 months ago

Investigators identify Jane Doe No. 7 in Gilgo Beach murders

Karen Vergata's remains were found on New York's Fire Island in 1996, though it is not clear if this new victim is linked to suspect Rex Heuermann.
7 months ago
Investigators identify Jane Doe No. 7 in Gilgo Beach murders
7 months ago

No known link between Gilgo Beach murder suspect Rex Heuermann, Atlantic City slayings: Prosecutor

There's no apparent connection between Gilgo Beach murder suspect Rex Heuermann and the 2006 deaths of sex workers near Atlantic City, New Jersey.
7 months ago
No known link between Gilgo Beach murder suspect, Atlantic City slayings: Prosecutor
7 months ago

Suspect in Gilgo Beach murders appears in court

ABC News’ Erielle Reshef and Kayna Whitworth are joined by host of the Law and Crime network Terri Austin following officials briefing on suspect Rex Heuermann’s court appearance.
7 months ago
Suspect in Gilgo Beach murders appears in court
7 months ago

Gilgo Beach suspect appears in court as estranged wife speaks out

Rex Heuermann appeared in court Tuesday in connection with the murders of three sex workers whose bodies were found on Long Island in 2010.
7 months ago
Gilgo Beach suspect appears in court as estranged wife speaks out
7 months ago

Accused serial killer Rex Heuermann makes 1st court appearance

Gilgo Beach suspected murderer’s estranged wife breaks her silence, telling ABC News her life has been upended and she’s been living a nightmare
7 months ago
Accused serial killer Rex Heuermann makes 1st court appearance
7 months ago

New Information in the Gilgo beach murders

The accused Long Island serial killer is expected to appear in court Tuesday for the first time since pleading not guilty to murder charges.
7 months ago
New Information in the Gilgo beach murders
7 months ago

Long Island serial killer suspect to appear before court as estranged wife speaks out

Suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann is expected in court on Tuesday as his estranged wife Asa Ellerup breaks her silence about the wrenching fallout from her husband’s arrest.
7 months ago
Long Island serial killer suspect to appear before court as estranged wife speaks out
7 months ago

Wife of Gilgo Beach murder suspect: 'Everything is destroyed' after husband's arrest

Asa Ellerup, wife of Rex Heuermann, told ABC News Monday that "everything is destroyed" following the arrest of her husband.
7 months ago
Wife of Gilgo Beach murder suspect: 'Everything is destroyed' after husband's arrest
7 months ago

Search of Gilgo Beach murder suspect’s home complete: DA

Suffolk County district attorney Ray Tierney said investigators found “nothing of note” in the backyard of Rex Heuerman’s home.
7 months ago
Search of Gilgo Beach murder suspect’s home complete: DA
7 months ago

Gilgo Beach murders: Police finish search at Rex Heuermann's Long Island home

Authorities have concluded their search at the "cluttered" house belonging to Gilgo Beach, New York, murder suspect Rex Heuermann.
7 months ago
Gilgo Beach murders: 279 guns recovered from suspect's home
7 months ago

The latest on the Gilgo Beach murder investigation

ABC News’ Erielle Reshef discusses the latest update on the Gilgo Beach murder investigation after police began digging in suspect Rex Heuermann’s backyard at his Long Island home on Sunday.
7 months ago
The latest on the Gilgo Beach murder investigation
7 months ago

Official: 'Fruitful' search conducted at Gilgo Beach murder suspect’s home

ABC News’ Brad Garrett breaks down the latest after the search of the Gilgo Beach murder suspect’s home and yard.
7 months ago
Official: 'Fruitful' search conducted at Gilgo Beach murder suspect’s home
7 months ago

Officials use heavy machinery to dig up Gilgo Beach murder suspect's backyard

Investigators have looked in the vault and dug up Rex Heuermann's backyard as the search for evidence continues.
7 months ago
Officials use heavy machinery to dig up Gilgo Beach murder suspect's backyard
7 months ago

Gilgo Beach murders: Police searching suspect's walk-in vault

Police are digging up the backyard of Gilgo Beach, New York, murder suspect Rex Heuermann.
7 months ago
Gilgo Beach murders: Police searching suspect's walk-in vault