Police stated that over the weekend, detectives looking into the long-unsolved murders known as the Gilgo Beach killings searched a storage facility in the Amityville neighbourhood of Long Island.
In connection with the investigation that resulted in the arrest of architect Rex Heuermann last week, detectives carried out a search warrant at Omega Self Storage on Sunrise Highway, according to a statement released by Suffolk County police on Monday.
Three of the 11 victims, whose bodies were discovered buried along a desolate seaside highway, were charged with murder on Friday.
Detectives first named Heuermann as a suspect in the killings in March 2022 when they connected him to a pickup truck that a witness claimed to have seen when one of the victims vanished in 2010. Heuermann had resided across a bay from where the remains were discovered for decades.
According to Michael Brown, Heuermann’s attorney, Heuermann has denied committed the charges.
What relevance the Amityville storage facility might have to the investigation remained unclear.
After the investigators carried out the search on Sunday, a police car was still parked at the location behind yellow tape on Monday.
Managers of the storage facility were contacted for comment.