Rex Heuermann charged with murdering 2 more women at Gilgo Beach


Rex Heuermann, already suspected in the deaths of four women found near Long Island’s Gilgo Beach, was charged in the murders of two more women Thursday during his latest court appearance.

According to a bail application released Thursday morning by Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney, Heuermann faces additional second-degree murder charges for the deaths of Jessica Taylor and Sandra Costilla.

Taylor, 20, went missing in 2003 while working as an escort in New York City. Some of her remains were discovered in Manorville that year, and more were found by the side of Ocean Parkway. The body of 28-year-old Costilla was discovered in 1993.

Police have been probing the deaths of at least 10 people, most of whom are sex workers, whose remains were discovered along an isolated highway not far from Gilgo Beach since 2010.

Victims had gone missing over a span of at least 14 years.

Heurmann, an architect who lived across a bay from where the bodies were found, was arrested last July in connection to the killings of Megan Waterman, Melissa Barthelemy, Amber Lynn Costello, and Maureen Brainard-Barnes. He is currently in custody and has pleaded not guilty to charges against him.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Laura Ingle
Laura Ingle
Senior Correspondent. Laura covers breaking news, general assignment stories, and contributes to enterprise reporting on true crime cases. Based in New York City, Ingle is an award-winning veteran journalist. Previously, she served as a senior correspondent at FOX News Channel for nearly 20 years from August 2005 – June 2023.

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