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Gilgo Beach murders suspect Rex Heuermann to be indicted on new charge, sources say

Rex Heuermann to be indicted on new murder charge
Rex Heuermann to be indicted on new murder charge 02:22

GLIGO BEACH, N.Y. -- Gilgo Beach murders suspect Rex Heuermann will be indicted on a new murder charge this week, sources tell CBS New York. 

Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond Tierney said a court proceeding in the Gilgo Beach case was scheduled for Thursday. 

"Obviously this is an ongoing investigation," said Tierney. "There were a number of necessary investigative steps that were taken, we've pointed out just some of them. Thursday, you will see the fruits of that investigation." 

Specific details about the charge have not yet been released.

In May, investigators made a surprise visit to the Heuermann home on Long Island in search of new evidence.

"They were just in the basement, looking in the basement. That's all they were looking at," said Etienne de Villiers, Heuermann's neighbor in Massapequa Park. 

Previous searches of Heuermann's property led to scores of weapons and smart devices allegedly used to contact and research sex workers, according to court documents.   

In April, investigators on the Gilgo Beach Homicide Task Force were seen scouring the Manorville Pine Barrens.

Heuermann's attorney declined to comment on the upcoming court proceeding. 

Gilgo Beach murders investigation

Heuermann, an architect working in Manhattan, has been held without bail since his arrest in July 2023 for the killings of Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman and Amber Costello, whose bodies were found in shallow graves near Gilgo Beach in 2010.

He was charged in the death of a fourth woman, Maureen Brainard-Barnes, in 2024. 

Heuermann pleaded not guilty to all charges. 

The remains of 11 people were discovered in the Gilgo Beach area between 1996 and 2011.

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