The sister-in-law of accused Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann was left in “profound” disbelief over his arrest for allegedly slaying three intercourse staff and dumping their our bodies on Long Island, in line with a report.
Dr. Johanna Ellerup, the half-sister of Heuermann’s estranged spouse Asa Ellerup, shared her “shocked” response to the fees in opposition to her brother-in-law in an announcement to NBC NBC News, the place she additionally stated she’s incredulous over failing to acknowledge a sinister aspect to the alleged killer.
“This disbelief alone is profound and altering,” she stated.
“I vacillate between desperately wanting my niece and nephew’s life returned to its earlier state, intact, with no father accused of being a serial killer to being happy and safe in realizing that somebody is in custody,” Ellerup instructed the outlet.
Heuermann, 59, was charged final week with three counts of homicide within the killings of Amber Lynn Costello, 27, Melissa Barthelemy, 24, and Megan Waterman, 22 — three of the “Gilgo Four” who had been discovered within the thicket close to Gilgo Beach in 2010.
“My ego has nice issue processing the concept that I appeared Rex within the eye and was unable to discern any murderous intentions,” she stated.
Her half-sister, she added, “goes by way of a uniquely tough time.” She declined to remark additional, NBC reported.
Asa Ellerup filed for divorce from Heuermann — his second spouse — on Wednesday after 25 years of marriage.
Police have stated that Heuermann’s family was “shocked” and “embarrassed” when he was nabbed outdoors his Manhattan workplace and charged within the grisly killings.
Heuermann, an architect, lived along with his special-needs stepson and their 26-year-old daughter, Victoria, in a quiet Massapequa Park house the place the suspected serial killer grew up.
A legislation enforcement supply told The Post on Friday that the unsuspecting home could also be the place Heuermann killed the ladies whereas his household was away, as prosecutors have stated his victims disappeared when his spouse and youngsters had been touring.
Asa Ellerup, who’s from Iceland, shouldn’t be a suspect, police stated.
The supply stated it additionally would have been simpler to take away the our bodies within the burlap baggage through which they had been discovered from his house somewhat than from a resort the place he might be seen.
The victims are all believed to be intercourse staff that Heuermann solicited on-line, police stated.
Heuermann has moreover been named the “prime suspect” within the 2007 dying of Maureen Brainard-Barnes, 25. Police have since expanded their investigation nationwide after studying of Heuermann’s ties to Atlantic City, Las Vegas and South Carolina.