New York State Police and Suffolk County police executed search warrants at two storage facilities in Amityville, looking for additional evidence in the case against accused Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann.
Heuermann, 59, of Massapequa Park, was arrested on Friday in connection to the murders of Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman, and Amber Costello. He is also a top suspect for the murder of Maureen Brainard-Barnes. The remains of all four women were found on Gilgo Beach in 2010.
On Sunday, police executed a search warrant at one location of Omega Self Storage, located at 491 Broadway — right off of Route 110. On Monday, a search warrant was executed at another Omega facility nearby on Sunrise Highway. Omega Self Storage did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
Around the same time as the second search warrant was executed on Monday, state police held a news conference at the Troop L headquarters in Farmingdale, briefly discussing what led them to suspect and arrest Heuermann.
“We were asked in early 2022 by the Suffolk County Police Commissioner to join a task force relative to the Gilgo Beach homicide investigation,” Major Stephen Udice, commander of Troop L, said. “We evaluated that request and after evaluating that request, we were more than willing to assign an investigator full time and open up the full resources of the New York State Police to the task force that was being created. We assigned an investigator from the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation to work on this case.”
But while Udice added that this investigator was a member of Troop L, he declined to name the investigator. He also declined to discuss the methods by which Heuermann was suspected and advised anyone with questions to reach out to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.
“I don’t want to give any other bad actors a tip-off as to how we operate as New York State Police,” Udice added.