Rex Heuermann has been identified as the suspected serial killer who allegedly murdered multiple women and dumped their bodies near Gilgo Beach in New York.

“These young women went missing between July 2007 and September 2010. They were found in September 2010 by the Suffolk County Police Department and then there was nothing, absolutely nothing. For the next 13 years, their cases went unsolved. Until today,” Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney in a news conference on July 14, 2023, while announcing Heuermann’s arrest.

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Heuermann has been charged with the murders of Melissa Barthelemy, Amber Lynn Costello and Megan Waterman. The suspect also searched the Gilgo Beach investigation over 200 times on the internet. He also searched pictures of the victims and their relatives, according to Tierney. It is believed that the suspect was trying to locate those individuals. Heuermann’s internet searches also reportedly included “a lot of torture porn” including woman being abused, raped and killed.

Since his arrest, there have been a lot of interest in Heuermann’s personal life and background.

Is Rex Heuermann Jewish?

According to New York Post, Heuermann has a special needs child, who lives with him in a “ramshackle Long Island home he grew up in.” He has been married twice. His second wife is Asa Ellerup and his daughter is Victoria Heuermann. Victoria was listed as working for his company, called RH Consulting & Associates, Inc., in New York City.

“RH Consultants & Associates, Inc. was incorporated in 1994, founded by Rex Heuermann, a Registered Architect,” the company’s website says. “RHC has extensive experience providing over thirty years of service dealing with the New York City Building Code, the New York State Code, the NYC Department of Buildings and all major city agencies.”

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Ellerup’s Facebook page has a photo of Heuermann, where he appears in the background from 2015. According to the page, Ellerup “Worked at Long Island Jewish Medical Center” and “Went to Farmingdale High School.” As a result, most people assumed that Heuermann must be Jewish.

Unofficial sources online have suggested that Heuermann might identify as a Christian. However, there is no verified evidence supporting these claims.