Investigators investigating the Gilgo Beach murders are making sure no stone is left unturned in determining whether serial killer suspect Rex Heverman was targeted in another state outside of New York.
Heuemann, a 59-year-old architect who lived in Massapequa Park on Long Island at the time of the four Gilgo Beach murders he is suspected of committing, also owns property in Chester, South Carolina and Las Vegas. Police are also looking into possible ties to Atlantic City.
“Shame on us if we don’t look at Las Vegas, South Carolina, even Atlantic City, we have to make sure if anybody has any information,” Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison told ABC 7 on Wednesday.
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Heuerman bought a timeshare in Las Vegas a few miles west of the Strip on April 23, 2005, according to records. A sex worker disappeared less than two weeks after that date, fueling online speculation that Manhattan architects may have been involved in her murder.
Lindsey Marie Harris, a 21-year-old escort who advertised on Craigslist, like Heverman’s other alleged victims, was last seen on May 4, 2005.
On May 23, 2005, children found his severed legs while playing along Interstate 55 in Divernon, Illinois, about 24 hours from Vegas but along the route to Heverman’s home in Massapequa Park, Long Island, New York.
The four victims Heuerman is accused of murdering were not dismembered after their deaths.
Harris’s case was never closed.
The only known suspect in her case, Neil Falls, who was linked to the deaths of at least 10 sex workers, was shot and killed in self-defense by a security guard in Charleston, West Virginia, in July 2015, but there has not been enough evidence to say Falls killed Harris.
Las Vegas police released a statement confirming they are looking into the unsolved cases.
“We are aware of Rex Haverman’s connection to Las Vegas,” a spokesperson for the Las Vegas Police Department told Fox News Digital. “We are currently reviewing our outstanding cases to determine if there is any interference.”
Haverman also purchased several plots of undeveloped land overlooking a lake in Chester, South Carolina in 2022. His brother, Craig Heuerman, has owned land on the same street since 2001.
Neighbors told Fox News Digital that Craig Haverman said his brother planned to retire to Chester and buy out other residents on his street.
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Police seized Heuerman’s green Chevy Avalanche as evidence from his brother’s Chester property in the Gilgo Beach murder.
In Rock Hill, which is about 20 miles northeast of Chester, police are “reviewing any information to see if there is a connection between Aaliyah Bell, a woman who went missing in 2014” and the disappearance of Rex Haverman.
“We have not yet received any leads that would allow us to identify Human as a suspect in this case. We will continue to investigate Bell’s disappearance and follow up on all tips and leads,” said a spokesperson for the Rock Hill Police Department.
In addition to Humane’s Vegas and South Carolina ties, Commissioner Harrison told ABC7 that “there were some murders a few years ago that were similar to the Gilgo Beach murders in Atlantic City,” referring to the 2006 “Black Horse Pike” killings of four sex workers in Egg Harbor Township.
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“What I’m being told is that it’s not related, but we want to revisit that investigation as well,” he told the outlet.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office told Fox News Digital on Friday that it “continues to investigate this case” and is “following up on all leads.”
Haverman is charged with six counts of murder in connection with the 2010 deaths of Melissa Barthelme, Megan Waterman and Amber Costello in New York. whose remains were discovered in a wooded area along Long Island’s Gilgo Beach. The 59-year-old architect is also the prime suspect in the murder of a fourth victim, Maureen Brainard Barnes.
The four victims became known as the “Gulgo Four” after police found their remains during the search for missing escort Shannon Gilbert.
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In addition to the Gulgo Four, police will search for seven more sets of remains, including an Asian man or transgender woman and a young child along Gulgo Beach between 2010 and 2011.
All the victims were sex workers at the time of their disappearance a decade ago.
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The suspect was linked to the crimes through DNA evidence and cell phone data. According to court documents, Rex Heuemann allegedly called at least one victim’s family after her death and taunted them.
Authorities are searching Rex’s Long Island home for evidence. It is unclear whether police will also search his South Carolina properties.
Fox News’ Chris Eberhart and Michael Ruiz contributed to this report.