Male human remains are discovered in Long Island - miles from where Gilgo Beach serial killer suspect Rex Heuermann lived

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  • On Monday astir 1pm quality remains were recovered astatine Sunken Meadow State Park successful Kings Park located successful nan municipality of Smithtown
  • Police were called to a study of a assemblage recovered astatine nan 1,287-acre park 
  • It remains unclear if nan decease is criminal successful nature, arsenic fewer specifications person been released astatine this time 

By Ruth Bashinsky For Dailymail.Com

Published: 12:08 EDT, 31 October 2023 | Updated: 12:29 EDT, 31 October 2023

Male quality remains person been discovered astatine a parkland successful Suffolk County, Long Island 25 miles from wherever Gilgo Beach serial slayer fishy Rex Heuermann lived.

On Monday, authorities constabulary were called to analyse a study of a assemblage recovered astir 1.00pm Monday astatine nan Sunken Meadow State Park successful Kings Park, according to the New York State Police.

The 1,287-acre park, which is located successful nan municipality of Smithtown, is astir a 30-minute thrust from Heuermann's home. The 59-year-old joined begetter of 2 is presently being held astatine a Suffolk County prison. In July, he was charged pinch killing Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman and Amber Lynn Costello, who vanished successful 2009 and 2010. 

The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Forensic Identification Unit responded to nan segment to investigate. 

It remains unclear astatine this clip if the death is criminal successful quality arsenic fewer specifications person been released. Further accusation connected nan remains is pending introspection by nan Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, according to a NYS constabulary press release. 

Accused Long Island serial slayer Rex Heuermann pictured during a proceeding successful Suffolk County Supreme Court successful Riverhead connected September 27 alongside his lawyer Michael Brown

Pictured: The Massapequa Park home, wherever Heuermann lived pinch his woman and 2 big children. The location is located astir 25 miles distant from Sunken Meadow State Park

All 3 women Heuermann is accused of murdering were recovered successful 2010 wrapped successful burlap disconnected of Ocean Parkway adjacent Gilgo State Park conscionable minutes from his home.

Authorities said he's besides nan 'prime suspect' successful nan sidesplitting of Maureen Brainard-Barnes. As of past month, he is nary longer being investigated successful relationship pinch nan 1989 execution of activity worker Carmen Vargas.

Heuermann's melodramatic apprehension extracurricular his offices successful Manhattan's Fifth Avenue connected July 13 came arsenic a consequence of a decade-long hunt for nan infamous Gilgo Beach serial killer.

He counted Nike, American Airlines and Target arsenic clients during his three-decade architecture career, while allegedly besides strangling 3 women and taunting their families pinch telephone calls - often made from his New York office.

The first group of remains was recovered on nan portion of coastline successful December 2010, erstwhile nan assemblage of Barthelemy, 24, was discovered during a hunt for different missing woman, Shannan Gilbert, 23.

Two days later, cops realized they whitethorn person a manic serial slayer connected their hands erstwhile 3 further sets of remains were discovered - those of Brainard-Barnes, Costello and Waterman.

The bodies were recovered on a half-mile agelong connected Gilgo Beach, wherever respective different bodies person been recovered - immoderate of which constabulary are still determining if Heuermann had thing to do with.

The 3 women he has been charged pinch sidesplitting and nan 1 he is suspected of murdering were each recovered wrapped successful camouflaged burlap, and worked arsenic escorts connected Craigslist, officials said.

Pictured: Sunken Meadow State Park located successful nan municipality of Smithtown is nan tract wherever antheral quality remains were recovered connected Monday 

The first victim, Melissa Barthelemy, 24, was discovered by Suffolk County Police connected December 11, 2010. The assemblage of Megan Waterman, 22, was recovered 2 days later

Maureen Brainard-Barnes was 25 years aged erstwhile she went missing (left). Amber Lynn Costello was 27 years old. Their bodies were recovered adjacent Barthelemy's nan aforesaid day

The lawsuit has drawn immense nationalist attention. The enigma attracted nationalist headlines for galore years and nan unsolved killings were nan taxable of nan 2020 Netflix movie 'Lost Girls.'

Determining who killed them, and why, has vexed a slew of seasoned homicide detectives done respective changes successful constabulary leadership.

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison formed a Gilgo Beach task unit that includes investigators from nan FBI, arsenic good arsenic authorities and section constabulary departments, aimed astatine solving nan case.

Heuermann's adjacent tribunal day is scheduled for November 15.

The New York State Police Department did not respond to's petition for much accusation connected nan case. 

In nan interim, nan authorities are asking for immoderate witnesses aliases anyone pinch accusation to interaction 631-756-3300.