September 30, 2023

Pizza criminalizes a “serial killer” who killed (at least) three women

a Last Thursday, July 13, New York police arrested one of the most wanted serial killers of the past decade in the United States.

According to the American press, 59-year-old New York architect Rex Hermann, already known as the Gilgo Beach killer, married father of two, is accused of the death of at least three women.

Between 2010 and 2011, in the area where the bodies of Rex’s victims were found, the remains of six other women, mostly prostitutes, a man and a girl were also found. Although the hypothesis that a serial killer was responsible for all the deaths has been dismissed, authorities believe it will be at least one more.

DNA tests helped identify the murders

The American was arrested after a long and complex investigation, with the help of DNA tests carried out on the remains of a slice of pizza, which Rex disposed of in January of this year, and on the hair found next to the bodies of Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman and Amber Costello, the three women who were found dead since 13 years old.

The bodies were hidden in the dunes, among the vegetation on the beach. Along with a fourth victim, Maureen Brainard Barnes, whom the police suspect was murdered by Rex. The four bodies were in the same position, hands and feet bound. Some with straps, others with duct tape. The four victims were prostitutes.

According to the authorities, the architect who lived in front of the beach where the bodies were found kidnapped and killed the young women on different days and even years when the woman and children were on voyages.

Seemingly normal life

At the time of the arrest, Suffolk County Sheriff Rodney Harrison called Rex a “devil” and the case was one of the “most disturbing” he had ever seen.

According to Rodney, the architect apparently lived a normal life. His wife and children never suspected what he was doing when they weren’t home. He was a famous professional and a devoted husband and father.

Although she pleaded not guilty in court during the first judicial examination, even after crying, the authorities found evidence that left no room for doubt. In the safe, the New Yorker had not only 92 guns, but also pictures of the three women being tortured, raped, and murdered.

In addition, the man searched the Internet at least 200 times for the Gilgo Beach investigation, as well as for photos of the victims and their families.

Also read: Portland police dismiss the “serial killer” despite 6 deaths in 3 months

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