Accused Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann, a 59-year-old architect charged with murdering three women and suspected in the death of a fourth
The investigation into the discovery of human remains near Gilgo Beach in 2010 has haunted investigators for years. The grim findings revealed the existence of potentially 16 victims, several of whom were identified as sex workers. While authorities do not believe all of the deaths are connected to a single individual, court documents indicate that Heuermann is implicated in four killings where the victims were discovered in similar positions, bound with belts or tape. Additionally, three of the women were wrapped in a material resembling burlap.
In a YouTube interview conducted by Bonjour Realty in early 2022, Heuermann discussed his profession as an architectural consultant and troubleshooter from his Manhattan office. He shared insights into the practical aspects of his work and how he educated various city entities on local architectural codes.
When asked about the essential qualities for his job, he expressed the need for a certain level of tolerance, although he preferred not to use that word. He emphasized that tolerance was necessary not only when dealing with city officials but also with clients who often lacked an understanding of his role, the reasons behind his actions, and the effort required to accomplish tasks.
Heuermann also mentioned his father, an aerospace engineer who specialized in satellite construction, and his own experience of learning furniture construction from him. He revealed that he still built furniture in the same workshop at home, relying on a cabinet maker’s hammer as his primary tool. He described the hammer as persuasive, effectively accomplishing what needed to be done.
During the interview, the interviewer questioned if the hammer was used to persuade someone. Heuermann clarified that it was used to persuade “something” and emphasized the excellent results it yielded.
One person who had regular networking interactions with Heuermann expressed surprise at his arrest, as it contradicted her perception of him as a friend and colleague. She described him as organized and friendly, reflecting her last conversation with him over Zoom on Tuesday.