Possible Connection Investigated Between Gilgo Beach Killer and Missing South Carolina Woman

Possible Connection Investigated Between Gilgo Beach Killer and Missing South Carolina Woman

Authorities are currently investigating a potential connection between accused Gilgo Beach Killer Rex Heuermann and Julia Ann Bean, a South Carolina woman who has been missing since 2017. Julia Ann Bean, 37, was last seen alive on May 31, 2017, in Sumter, South Carolina, according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office stated in a press release that investigators are examining recently received information to determine if there is any evidence linking Bean with Heuermann. However, there are no confirmed facts that either confirm or deny the possibility of a connection at this time.

South Carolina police have requested assistance from the FBI in investigating the potential connection after Bean’s daughter came forward, stating that her mother was last seen with a man resembling Heuermann. The daughter also mentioned that the unfamiliar man was driving a dark truck. A truck similar to the description provided was seized from Heuermann’s South Carolina residence.

Authorities are currently interviewing individuals and looking into reports suggesting that Bean may have been seen with the Gilgo Beach suspect. Mark Bordeaux, a spokesperson for the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, stated to local news outlet WLTX that there is enough hope to warrant a thorough investigation into a possible connection between Bean and Heuermann.

Rex Heuermann, a New York City architect, has already been arrested in connection with three of the ten victims linked to the Gilgo Beach murders in New York. The bodies of Milissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman, and Amber Costello were discovered along Ocean Parkway on Long Island in December 2010. Heuermann is also considered the prime suspect in the death of Maureen Brainard Barnes, who went missing in 2007.


Author: CrimeDoor

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