Suspected serial killer Rex Heuermann was caught on Google Maps Street View cameras months before his arrest.
Heuermann, 59, could be seen chatting with an unidentified woman in June 2022 on East 36th Street, near his office in midtown Manhattan.
The architect appeared to be wearing the same light blue dress shirt he was wearing in surveillance footage released by police, and appeared to be carrying the same brown bag slung over his shoulder that he was wearing when he was arrested Thursday night.
In the photos, Heuermann is standing next to a young woman, who has her arms crossed in front of a cigar store in Manhattan.
Heuermann is now behind bars, charged with the murders of Megan Waterman, Melissa Barthelemy and Amber Costello, who were found dead in burlap sacks on Long Island’s Gilgo Beach. He has pleaded not guilty.
Police say they also plan to charge him with the murder of Maureen Brainard-Barnes, a fourth woman found dead on the beach in 2010. He is also being investigated for the murders of six other women whose bodies were found near Gilgo Beach in 2011.
Rex Heuermann, 49, was caught on Google Maps street view outside his Manhattan office last year standing next to an unidentified young woman.
The architect was chatting with the woman on East 36th Street, near his office in midtown Manhattan.
He appeared to be wearing the same light blue dress shirt he was wearing in surveillance footage released by police, and appeared to be carrying the same brown bag slung over his shoulder that he was wearing when he was arrested Thursday night.
In the photos, Heuermann is standing next to a young woman, who has her arms crossed in front of a cigarette store in Manhattan.
Authorities say Heuermann used disposable phones and multiple email accounts to search for sites that featured sexual violence, to communicate with sex workers and to keep up with the investigation into the murders.
He also allegedly used fake names for email accounts and phone numbers “to perform thousands of searches related to sex workers, sadistic torture-related pornography, and child pornography.”
Many of the search terms, prosecutors allege, focused on violent sexual acts involving minors.
Heuermann is charged with three murders attributed to the Gilgo Beach serial killer and is the prime suspect in the murder of a fourth victim.
Police also said Barthelemy’s burner phone was also used to make “taunting phone calls” to her family members in the days after she went missing, in which a male voice admitted to killing and sexually assaulting her.
All of the women he is accused of killing were strangled, but Suffolk County police say they were concerned Heuermann would strike again if he wasn’t taken off the streets.
‘He had an arsenal in a vault downstairs. It’s concerning whether the guns are registered or legal or not, that’s something we’re still looking at,” Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney said in an interview on CNN This Morning.
Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison also told FOX News on Monday: “Anytime someone has that kind of arsenal, we have some concerns.”
He added that at 6-foot-6 and weighing 275 pounds, Heueremanm would have dominated the woman he is accused of murdering.
“He’s an ogre,” Harrison said of the suspect, who remains in jail awaiting his next court appearance.
Heuermann’s wife, Asa, and their adult children are cooperating with the police investigation.
Suffolk County Deputy Police Commissioner Anthony Carter also told CNN that “anything is possible” when it comes to charging Heuermann with more murders.
He added that it was an “adrenaline rush” to see him finally arrested on Thursday after watching him for more than a year.
‘I knew this person was a demon. I think the fact that we can bring some closure and some peace to families, as well as get a violent person off the streets, is gratifying for all of us.’
Among the items of evidence seized from Heuermann’s home on Monday was what appeared to be a grenade.
New York State Police removed a large quantity of weapons from the Long Island home of suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann on Sunday.
The suspected serial killer also appeared to have kept sample price lists for the guns.
Forensic teams continue to remove evidence from Rex Heuermann’s home in Massapequa Park, Long Island.
Over the weekend, police searched two storage units in Amityville, a neighboring town, that belonged to Heuermann.
And on Monday, police removed what appeared to be a grenade from his property in Massapequa Park.
Heueremann had 200 pistols at his home, according to police, and other weapons.
An interior designer who spoke exclusively to DailyMail.com recounted how the architect once got nervous when she tried to measure a room she claimed was full of weapons.
‘I didn’t understand why he was being so weird about it, and now I’m thinking ‘What was he hiding?’ Katherine Shepherd said. It was a big room. What was going on in that room? Where did he take the women?
Shepherd, 47, who worked with Heuermann for five years, spent three hours evaluating his Massapequa Park, New York, home for a renovation project in 2005, just one of several close interactions she had with him that have kept her awake at night since his death. arrest last week.
She described how she had developed a friendly working relationship with the architect, sharing that Heuermann once even took her to a shooting range in the Bronx, where he taught her how to shoot a 9mm pistol.
Shepherd said she would also regularly travel with Heuermann to job sites as a freelance interior designer.
At the time, she found him smart and mostly friendly, but a little socially awkward.
Now she compares him to a real-life Dexter, the Showtime character who led a double life as a serial killer.
“He’s like Dexter,” he told DailyMail.com. ‘You would never know if you knew him. Dexter was also super normal and then he had that other side.