It was reported over the weekend that police on Long Island, New York, had discovered a soundproof chamber in the basement of the home of alleged Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann, where they believed at least one lady had been murdered.
Police Commissioner of Suffolk County, Rodney Harrison, told reporters on Monday that Heuermann didn’t have a soundproof chamber. He thinks the statement about “a vault” was misunderstood as being a soundproof chamber. It was previously reported that Heuermann had acquired a firearm cache in that safe.
Suffolk County police and state troopers in New York have searched the suspect’s house for information since his arrest earlier this month. Harrison stated on Monday that their efforts had been successful.
On Sunday, The New York Post reported that a soundproof chamber existed.
Photos show police employing cadaver dogs, a backhoe, and ground penetrating equipment to investigate Heuermann’s home in Massapequa Park, New York, over the weekend.
All week, police have been seen leaving Heuermann’s house with heavy boxes of potential evidence. The 59-year-old architect is suspected of four murders; he has been charged with the deaths of three women. Michael Brown denies any involvement.
Over 200 weapons, a giant doll in a glass case, a large photograph of a lady with a battered face, and a file cabinet were recently removed from Heuermann’s Massapequa Park house.
A desktop computer, a large picture frame, a mirror, and many other household objects were spotted being carried away by law enforcement in shirts emblazoned with “crime lab.”
These accusations marked a stunning turn in one of New York’s most mysterious cases. Ten sets of human remains were found by police in 2010 while searching for a missing lady at Gilgo Beach on Long Island. A male and a child under ten were also among the dead.
Although authorities determined that it was very improbable that a single perpetrator was responsible for all of the murders, they did find that a serial killer was likely responsible for many of the remains discovered in close proximity.
However, the murder of Amber Costello, Melissa Barthelemy, and Megan Waterman are all linked to Heuermann. Ray Tierney, the district attorney for Suffolk County, has stated that inquiries into the death of victim number four, Maureen Brainard-Barnes, are ongoing.
The four victims were all prostitutes. There was a quarter-mile stretch of Ocean Parkway where their remains were discovered.