MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y. (PIX11) — The police investigation at the home of Rex Heuermann, who is accused of killing three women and dumping their bodies at Gilgo Beach, could wrap up Tuesday or Wednesday, officials announced, along with a warning for those who are curious about the property.
Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said police plan to install cameras in the area to watch for anyone stopping to take pictures of the house. Anyone who breaks the rules will be hit with a $150 summons, officials said. The move is to protect neighbors’ privacy and sense of normalcy.
Ryder said there will also be a police detail and targeted patrols around the house.
“We’re going to put cameras on the block. We’re going to have enforcement out there,” he said. “And we’re going to make sure we don’t turn this into some kind of sideshow.”
The Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office has been stationed at Heuermann’s house in Massapequa Park as investigators look for evidence. Investigators said they’re using ground-penetrating radars and police dogs in their search.
Heuermann, a 59-year-old architect, is charged with allegedly killing three women whose bodies were discovered in the brush at Gilgo Beach in 2010. He’s also suspected in the death of a fourth woman whose body was found in the same area, however, he has not been charged in that case, investigators said.
Heuermann’s arrest on July 14 marked a stunning breakthrough in the hunt for a serial killer who had eluded investigators and whose crimes gripped Long Islanders since the bodies of four women — all of them sex workers — were found wrapped in burlap near Gilgo Beach.
Within months, the remains of six other bodies, including a toddler, were discovered elsewhere along the same beach highway. Heuermann has not been accused in any of those cases. Police have said the deaths may be the work of multiple killers.
Heuermann, who pleaded not guilty, is being held at Suffolk County Jail and is due back in court on Aug. 1.
This story comprises reporting from The Associated Press.