Gilgo Seashore suspect Rex Heuermann again in court docket as estranged spouse says youngsters ‘cry themselves to sleep’


Accused Gilgo Seashore serial killer Rex Heuermann is due again in court docket on Lengthy Island for a bail listening to Tuesday, the day after his estranged spouse shared the influence of his arrest and the continued investigation is having on the household.

Heuermann, 59, was arrested on July 13 and charged with homicide in reference to the deaths of three girls — Amber Lynn Costello, 27, Melissa Barthelemy, 24, and Megan Waterman, 22 — discovered on Gilgo Seashore in 2010. He’s additionally the prime suspect within the killing of 25-year-old Maureen Brainard-Barnes.

On Monday, his estranged spouse Asa Ellerup, 59, stated throughout an unique interview with the New York Publish that her two grownup youngsters “cry themselves to sleep” after his arrest. 

“My youngsters cry themselves to sleep,” she advised the Publish, referencing her 33-year-old special-needs son, Christopher Sheridan, and her 26-year-old daughter, Victoria Heuermann, who dwell collectively of their Massapequa Park house. “I imply, they don’t seem to be youngsters. They’re grown adults, however they’re my youngsters, and my son has developmental disabilities, and he cried himself to sleep.”


Gilgo Beach murders suspect Rex Heuermann mugshot

Rex Heuermann is charged with homicide within the deaths of three girls and is the prime suspect within the killing of one other girl. (Suffolk County Sheriff’s Workplace through AP)

She additionally stated investigators wrecked her Lengthy Island house throughout their seek for proof in reference to the killings, leaving her and not using a mattress to sleep in. She additionally suffers from anxiousness, she defined.

Victoria Heuermann stated she feels “not human” after the house was wrecked, the Publish reported.

Ellerup’s lawyer, Bob Macedonio, clarified: “She meant what they’ve accomplished to them and the household is just not even human. They have been simply full animals. They handled them like animals.”

Macedonio stated Ellerup, who filed for divorce after Rex Heuermann was taken into custody, was “blindsided” by her husband’s arrest.

“She was in full shock. Utterly caught without warning,” Macedonio stated, per the Publish.

Suffolk County Police and New York State Police tore up the Heuermann house looking for physique elements, even digging up the yard.

Ellerup described the home as unlivable however stated,”It is the one factor I received.”

“I awakened in the midst of the night time, shivering,” she added.

“We did get one other chair out from the basement and upstairs so me and my son can sit and discuss. He is so distraught and would not perceive, and as a mom, I’ve no solutions for him,” she advised the Publish. “However I stated, ‘We’re collectively, That’s actually what issues proper now. That you just and me are sitting right here collectively, and we are going to get by way of this.'”

Asa Ellerup and Victoria Heuermann enter their home in Long Island

Asa Ellerup and Victoria Heuermann enter their house in Massapequa Park, New York on Thursday, July 27, 2023. (MEGA for Fox Information Digital )

Police ended their search final week, permitting Ellerup and her youngsters to return house for the primary time.

“[Cops] walked up, they went into the automobiles and out the door they went,” Ellerup stated. “Out. They left. And once I received into the home I might need had a couple of steps of strolling area between my entrance door and the kitchen.”

“I had three cats. Litter containers have been a strew, thrown on prime of every part,” she continued. “My photos have been thrown everywhere. My sofa was utterly shredded. I don’t even know if there’s any elements to the sofa.”


Items removed from accused Giglo Beach serial killer's house

Police take away objects, together with cardboard containers, from the house of Rex Heuermann in Massapequa Park, NY, Thursday, July 20, 2023. (Mega for Fox Information Digital)

“I had a greenhouse and I like planting seeds and my greenhouse, they it, they lifted it up,” she added. “They caught it, it’s excessive. You understand, they threw it on prime of an entire bunch of stuff. It’s a $3,000 greenhouse.”

In response to Macedonio, police modified the locks on the home so the household needed to get hold of new keys.

Ellerup stated investigators broken a number of the household’s private belongings, together with some which have been beneficial.


Macedonio stated the household continues to be within the means of taking inventory of the injury to the house.

“We simply received again from the residence,” he stated. “We’re making an itemized checklist of all issues. Since she simply returned house we do not know the extent of the injury or what’s lacking. We’ll be in contact with the DA’s workplace.”

Rex Heuermann pleaded not responsible on July 14 and his household has not visited him since his arrest.

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