A «large amount» of evidence has been recovered at the «messy» home of Gilgo Beach murder suspect Rex Heuermann, authorities said Tuesday as they announced their nearly two-week search of the home was over.
“We have reached the end of the search for the Gilgo house. We’re going to pull out shortly,» Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney told reporters outside the suspect’s home.
He would not say whether he believes any murders were committed on that Massapequa Park property.
«We have obtained a large amount of material, all of which has to be cataloged and analyzed and it will take some time,» Tierney said.
When asked if anyone might have died in the Heuermann home, Tierney did not answer.
“I don’t think, at this point, that we can say one way or the other,” the prosecutor said. «The evidence doesn’t point in either direction.»
The police arrested Heuermann outside his Manhattan office on July 13 in the most significant action in the decades-long investigation into the bodies found along Gilgo Beach.
The architect of the New York City suburb of Massapequa Park has been charged in connection with the murders of at least three womenwhose bodies were buried on a remote stretch of beach road.
Since the arrest, police have been vandalizing her home and yard looking for evidence related to the deaths of sex workers Melissa Barthelemy, 24, Amber Costello, 27, and Megan Waterman, 22, or any other possible victims.
He is also considered a suspect in the death of a fourth woman, 25-year-old Maureen Brainard-Barnes.
Heuermann pleaded not guilty, saying, «I didn’t do this,» defense attorney Michael Brown said.
He is being held without bail.