Authorities raiding the house of Gilgo Seaside serial homicide suspect Rex Heuermann continued these efforts over the weekend with the assistance of a police canine and ground-penetrating radar, CNN Information affiliate 12 Lengthy Island reported.
The information station reported that his group was on the scene Sunday when the canine and radar have been introduced in. Later that day, authorities started digging into Heuermann’s yard with a backhoe, in response to the affiliate.
Investigators didn’t reveal whether or not something was discovered within the residence over the weekend, the information station added.
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Investigators search the yard of Rex Heuermann’s residence on July 23, 2023.
CNN requested police and the district lawyer for particulars concerning the residence search over the weekend, however didn’t obtain a response.
Police estimate it can take one other two or three days earlier than they end looking out Heuermann’s residence, a police supply informed CNN. Authorities have completed looking out the basement of the home however have but to look the attic and storage, the supply stated.
Investigators may additionally carry out technical work within the yard to find out if somebody or one thing was buried there, the supply added. Police canines who have been on the scene discovered nothing.
It has been greater than per week since Heuermann was arrested in New York and charged with homicide within the deaths of three of the “Gilgo 4” – a gaggle of 4 girls whose stays have been discovered alongside a brief stretch of Gilgo Seaside on Lengthy Island in 2010.
He pleaded not responsible to the murders of Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman and Amber Lynn Costello.
The 59-year-old architect can also be the prime suspect within the disappearance and homicide of the fourth girl, Maureen Brainard-Barnes, however he has not but been charged within the case.
Since this spring, investigators investigating the case have been working on the speculation that Heuermann dedicated the murders at his residence in Massapequa Park, New York, CNN beforehand reported.
This home is just a few miles from the place the ladies’s stays have been discovered.
A supply concerned within the investigation informed CNN that the truth that the disappearances occurred whereas Heuermann’s household was out of city suggests he might have drawn victims to his Lengthy Island residence, the place the suspect lived along with his spouse, their daughter and stepson.
Investigators imagine committing the murders at residence would have given Heuermann management of the surroundings and entry to supplies discovered on the crime scene, together with duct tape and hessian sacks, the supply stated.
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Crime lab brokers are seen exterior Rex Heuermann’s residence in Massapequa Park on July 18, 2023.
Investigations into the suspect have unfold to different components of the nation.
Las Vegas police are sifting via unsolved circumstances for any indicators that Heuermann might have been concerned, CNN reported.
Though they lived on Lengthy Island, the suspect and his spouse had bought two timeshare flats in Las Vegas between 2003 and 2005, in response to property data obtained by CNN. The couple bought the primary property, data present, and it is unclear in the event that they nonetheless personal the second.
And in Chester County in northern South Carolina, the place tax data present Heuermann owns 4 massive tracts of land, the sheriff’s workplace says it has been amassing proof since earlier than the suspect was arrested.
Based on the Chester Information & Reporter, which noticed the warrant, a search warrant for a South Carolina property belonging to the suspect was in search of doable “trophies”, amongst different gadgets, that the suspect might have taken after the murders.
The warrant exhibits an extended checklist of things underneath the heading “wished items”, lots of that are listed as “trophies”, the newspaper reported.
This checklist consists of telephones, clothes, jewellery, identification paperwork, notebooks, ledgers, Bibles, private results and/or images or recordings depicting the victims, in response to the newspaper.
Different “trophy” gadgets have been listed individually, in response to the newspaper, together with condoms, black leather-based belts, knives, scissors, units used to stamp letters on leather-based items, and “Bounty paper towels particularly from the Bounty Trendy Print assortment.”
CNN contacted authorities in South Carolina to acquire the search warrant.
Forensic proof and traces have been additionally sought, the newspaper reported, together with something that would present DNA similar to fingernails and hair.
The warrant additionally reveals authorities are in search of different gadgets which will have been used within the murders and any gadgets from locked rooms or storage areas on property owned by Heuermann, the newspaper reported.