Rex Heuermann, 59, of Massapequa Park, was taken into custody around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13, after at least some of the murders were discovered on the South Shore of Long Island victims, nine of whom were women. Gilgo Beach, The New York Times reported.

According to CBS NewsHeuermann founded RH Consultants and Associates in Manhattan in 1994. The architecture and interior design firm’s clients include Target and Foot Locker, The company website says.

The website lists it as Fifth Avenue.

During an impromptu news conference on Friday, July 14, Suffolk County Police Chief Rodney Harrison reportedly said the Gilgo Beach Murder Task Force “did make an arrest.” nbc news.

“We anticipate that charges will be filed later this afternoon,” the commissioner said.

In addition to searching Schulman’s Massapequa Park home, officials also searched his Manhattan office, officials said.

Actor Billy Baldwin, a Long Island native, said he attended Berner High School in Massapequa with Heuermann.

“Woke up this morning to learn that the Gilgo Beach serial killer suspect was my high school classmate, Rex Shelman,” Baldwin wrote on Twitter. “Married with two kids, architect. Normal guy…quiet, family man. Unbelievable…Masapequa was shocked.”


It has been more than 12 years since Suffolk County Police officers discovered the body of Melissa Barthelemy along the Ocean Parkway on Saturday, December 11, 2010, while searching for missing person Shannan Gilbert.

The search for more bodies of Gilgo Beach victims was uncovered two days later, including those of Amber Lynn Costello, Maureen Brainard-Barnes and Megan Waterman corpse.

On Monday, April 4, 2011, three more sets of remains were found: Valerie Mack, part of whom was found in Manorville in November 2000; Tests later identified them as the daughter of a woman whose remains were later found in Nassau County; and an unidentified Asian male in women’s clothing.

A week later, the remains of two other victims, including the mother of the toddler, were found in Nassau County.

Police continued to search the area and on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, Shannan Gilbert’s body was located.

Although thousands of man-hours were spent on the case, it wasn’t until last year that a new task force led by Suffolk County Police Chief Rodney Harrison, which included special homicide cases from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI Investigators, along with the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office and the Suffolk Sheriff’s Office, new information began to flow.

A detailed press conference will be held at 4pm on Friday and more information is expected to be released.

This is still a developing story. Please check back with The Daily Voice for updates.

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