Rex Heuermann, the suspect in the Gilgo Beach serial killings case, has been in jail since July on charges of killing three women. Heuermann, who has pleaded not guilty to all counts, has been spending his time behind bars reading about his case and refusing visit requests from journalists and true-crime fans, according to the Suffolk County sheriff.
Sheriff Errol Toulon provided insight into Heuermann’s daily routine in jail. Heuermann is given an hour of solitary exercise in a secluded section of the yard, where he walks laps alone. He also reads books from the jail’s library and watches TV under the supervision of jail guards.
Heuermann has not received any visits from his wife and children, as reported by The New York Times. Authorities continue their investigation into the Gilgo Beach homicides, with a total of 11 victims’ remains found in the area. In August, one of the victims was identified as Karen Vergata, who disappeared in 1996, although it is unclear if Heuermann is suspected in her death.
Investigators have been interviewing female jail inmates who have previously worked as escorts in Long Island. Of the approximately 120 inmates interviewed so far, 10 reported encounters with Heuermann, including online date requests and in-person meetings. Two of these women reported frightening intimate encounters with Heuermann, but no injuries were sustained.
Heuermann’s defense attorney has not provided a comment on the matter.