Victims connected cases to LISK Killer

While police found 11 remains near Gilgo Beach along Long Island’s South Shore in 2010-2011 and others in Nevada and NY area, only four of the victims have been officially linked, while other victims haven’t been officially declared part of the case and the case is ongoing. 
July 14, 2023, Suffolk County Police have arrested Rex Heurermann in connection to the Long Island Serial Killer case.

Brainard-Barnes was born June 14, 1982, in New London, the daughter of Marie Ducharme of Groton and the late Robert Senecal.
Brainard-Barnes was last heard from on July 9, 2007 at 11:43 p.m . when she called a friend in Connecticut just minutes before midnight, telling her she was going to meet someone outside of the motel

The last verified sighting of her was near the exit of the nightclub

Amber Costello

Costello had moved to New York from Clearwater Florida and had completed a 28-day drug rehab, but had relapsed not long before her disappearance.
Amber Lynn Costello Age: 27 February 10, 1983 – September, 2010 was last seen by her roommate on September 2, 2010, leaving her home in North Babylon to meet a client. The client had called many times

Client offered Amber $1,500 for her services. The final call took place at 10:30 pm

Melissa Barthelemy

Melissa Barthelemy was born on April 14th, 1985, in Buffalo New York. July 10, 2009 Melissa Barthelemy was last seen at her residence, 1149 Underhill Ave. in the Unionport section of the Bronx on. 

The night that she was last seen, Barthelemy told a friend she was going to see a man and would be back in the morning. This friend was aware she was a sex worker, but Barthelemy offered no other details


Megan Waterman

Megan was born to Lorraine and Greg Waterman, they had another child Greg Jr. Megan Waterman was 22 years old when she was last seen on June 6, 2010 leaving her hotel Holiday Inn Express, located at 2050 Express Drive South in Hauppauge

She was reported missing to the Scarborough Police Department two days later by family members. Remains were found on Dec. 13, 2010, on the north side of Ocean Parkway, near Gilgo Beach


Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor, 20, who had worked as a working as an escort in Washington and briefly in New York before disappearing in July 2003. Remains belonging to Jessica Taylor, were found in a wooded area in Manorville on July 26, 2003.

Her additional remains (initially labeled “Jane Doe No. 5”) was discovered by a woman walking her dog off Halsey Manor Road in Manorville, about 45 miles east of the Gilgo Beach area, where her other remains were found on March 29, 2011

Sandra Costilla

Two hunters discovered 28-year-old Costilla’s body in a wooded area in North Sea, Southampton, on Nov. 21, 1993. She had been strangled to death and left partially clothed. Her remains were in the woods for several days prior to being discovered.

Authorities identified Costilla by using her fingerprints, which had been entered into the system after she was arrested for jumping over a subway turnstile in 1992. Costilla was from Trinidad and Tobago but had been living in NY

Possibly connected Victim cases to LISK Killer

While police found 11 remains near Gilgo Beach along Long Island’s South Shore in 2010 and 2011 some of the victims haven’t been officially declared part of the case and case is ongoing. 
July 14, 2023, Suffolk County Police have arrested Rex Heurermann in connection to the Long Island Serial Killer case.

February 1st, around 3:00 am she had left Hammerheads nightclub, which was located in a converted supermarket at 135 Sunrise Highway in West Islip and may have attempted to hitchhike back to her house in Brentwood.

The last verified sighting of her was near the exit of the nightclub

Carmen Vargas

On September 11, 1989, a body was discovered along the right shoulder of Meadowbrook State Parkway in Freeport, NY by a passerby. The body was later identified as Carmen Vargas. Carmen was found with a towel over her face, a rope around her neck, and her ankles bound with a cord. Her body was located approximately a half mile south of Merrick Road in Long Island, New York. Learn More

Sandra Acosta

23 year Sandra Acosta disappeared after last being seen at 185 Nevins Street in Brooklyn. Acosta was 4’11, 100 lbs and lived on Douglass Street in Park Slope.On October 30, 1991, the body parts of Sandra Acosta, were discovered at a weeded lot near the Gowanus section of Brooklyn. Her two hands, feet, arms and legs were found, along with her head. Her torso was never recovered.

Tiffany Dixon

October 10, 1991 Tiffany Dixon, of Hart St., Bushwick, was last seen dropping her brother, Israel Morales, 8, at the corner of Smith St. and First Place in the Carroll Gardens section, where he is a third-grader at Public School 58. Norma Delgado, 28, the girl’s mother, said Tiffany then usually walked about four blocks to JHS 142, where she is a seventh-grader. But On Thursday the girl didnt arrive at school.

Judith Ramona Veloz

March 3, 1993 Judith Ramona Veloz. aka “Aries Jones” was last seen in the vicinity of 30th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue in Manhattan, NY

Judith left her childhood home at 16, pregnant at 17 and gave birth to a daughter in Spring 1992. Judith boyfriend and her daughters father was an older man, with a violent past, been grooming her and forcing Judith to work the streets and acted as her pimp. AJ passed away in 2005.

Karen Vergata

Her father last heard from her on his birthday on Valentine’s Day 1996 when she was living on West 45th Street in NYC.

July 2017, her father Dominic N. Vergata had her officially declared deceased. In that legal filing, the father states that he spoke to multiple law enforcement agencies to try to report her missing, hired a private Investigator to determine her whereabouts, and spoke to several acquaintances of hers.

Valerie Mack

Valerie Mack was 24 years old and living in Philadelphia when she went missing. Relatives last saw Mack in the spring or summer of 2000 in Port Republic, New Jersey, but she was never reported missing by police, Police told Valery’s Parents that she has a history of running away, and most likely doesn’t want to be found. Her partial skeletal remains were found in Manorville in September 2000 but were initially known as “Jane Doe No. 6.”

Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor, 20, who had worked as a working as an escort in Washington and briefly in New York before disappearing in July 2003. Remains belonging to Jessica Taylor, were found in a wooded area in Manorville on July 26, 2003. Her additional remains (initially labeled “Jane Doe No. 5”) was discovered by a woman walking her dog off Halsey Manor Road in Manorville, about 45 miles east of the Gilgo Beach area, where her other remains were found on March 29, 2011

Andre Jamal Isaac

Andre Isaac, also known as “Sugar Bear,” was a professional drag queen who disappeared from East New York in 2002. According to a friend, Isaac was last seen shortly before Thanksgiving, getting into a car with a “secret friend.” The vehicle was described as a red BMW-type coupe driven by a Hispanic man. On December 17, 2002, a plastic bag containing a partial human torso was found in Arverne, Queens, NY. The bag contained a skirt, a black bodysuit, and a tank top. The bag was found on Beach 63 Street between Larkin Street and the boardwalk; He was Shot in the head.

Unidentified Asian man

The skeletal remains of a yet-to-be-identified Asian man were found along Ocean Parkway on April 4, 2011.

It is estimated that the man was between 17 and 23 years old at the time of his death. He was approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall with bad teeth.

Asian Male died between 2001 and 2006 – discovered 750 yards east of the Gilgo Four. His body was found just 0.3 miles east of the Gilgo Four and roughly 0.6 miles west of Jessica Taylor’s skull.

He was found wearing women’s clothing. Therefore, it is possible that he may have lived as a woman.

Peaches

June 28, 1997, a dismembered body was discovered in a wooded area of Hempstead Lake State Park, Lakeview, New York. The torso was found on the west side of Lake Drive, about 200 yards north of Peninsula Boulevard. Both arms, head, and legs below the knee were severed, she had become known as “Peaches” because of a bitten tattoo of a peach on her left breast. “Peaches” was the nickname given to a black or biracial female whose torso was discovered in Hempstead Lake State Park in 1997. Her nickname originates from a distinctive tattoo she had. She was inside a plastic Rubbermaid container along with a red towel and a floral pillowcase, covered by plastic garbage bags

Lindsay Harris

Lindsay Marie Harris (September 3, 1983 – May 2005) was a young woman whose dismembered legs were found in a wooded area near Interstate 55 in 2005. She was identified 3 years later.

On May 4, 2005, Harris disappeared from her home in Henderson, Nevada. She was last seen making a bank deposit at the bank near her home. Her rental car was found abandoned in the desert at the southern end of the valley and her credit cards had not been used.

Later that November, America’s Most Wanted aired a segment on Harris’ disappearance.

Jodi Marie Brewer

Jodi Marie Brewer disappeared from Las Vegas 20 years ago on Aug. 14, 2003, when she was 19. Her torso was discovered wrapped in cloth and plastic two weeks later in the Mojave Desert.

Jamie Seymour

Jamie Diane Seymour was 21 years old when she was last seen in Brick Township, NJ on July 22, 2005. She had moved out of her Jackson Township residence and was drifting from place to place. On July 22, she called her father and said she was heading to the Port Authority New York area.

Victoria Camara

August 11, 2003 at 7:18 a truck driver discovered the body of a Hispanic female in the desert area just south of the haul road located approximately 1200 feet west of US 95, mile marker 52. August 11, 2003 LVMPD Detectives identified the body of the Hispanic female as Victoria Camara. More

Becky Detres

March 3 1992, Transit porter discovered two large garbage bags full of body parts in a stairwell in the Lafayette Street A train station in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Inside the two garbage bags were the dismembered remains of 27 year old Becky Detres. She’d been strangled and dismembered with a knife. Detres worked as a sex worker, often around Classon Avenue and Fulton Street.

LISK Connected Victims

VICTIM

Maureen Brainard-Barnes

Brainard-Barnes was born June 14, 1982, in New London, the daughter of Marie Ducharme of Groton and the late Robert Senecal.
Brainard-Barnes was last heard from on July 9, 2007 at 11:43 p.m . when she called a friend in Connecticut just minutes before midnight, telling her she was going to meet someone outside of the motel.

VICTIM

Amber Lynn Overstreet Costello

Costello had moved to New York from Clearwater Florida and had completed a 28-day drug rehab, but had relapsed not long before her disappearance. Costello was last seen leaving her residence on foot on September 2, 2010 to meet a client who was picking her up at her house. Costello did not have her cellphone with her at the time and she was never reported missing.

Victim

Melissa Barthelemy

Melissa Barthelemy was born on April 14th, 1985, in Buffalo New York. July 10, 2009 Melissa Barthelemy was last seen at her residence, 1149 Underhill Ave. in the Unionport section of the Bronx on.

The night that she was last seen, Barthelemy told a friend she was going to see a man and would be back in the morning. This friend was aware she was a sex worker, but Barthelemy offered no other details


Victim

Megan Waterman

Megan was born to Lorraine and Greg Waterman, they had another child Greg Jr. Megan Waterman was 22 years old when she was last seen on June 6, 2010 leaving her hotel Holiday Inn Express, located at 2050 Express Drive South in Hauppauge

She was reported missing to the Scarborough Police Department two days later by family members who said it was “unlike her not to call them to check on her then-3-year-old daughter,” the police reported. Ms. Waterman’s remains were found on Dec. 13, 2010, on the north side of Ocean Parkway, near Gilgo Beach.


Victim

Search for Shannan Gilbert Helped Investigators

Shannan Marie  Gilbert was 23 when she vanished. Her remains were found in December 2011 in another beach community just down the road. Authorities have said her death may have been accidental and not related to the other killings – a long dormant multiple homicide case known as the “Gilgo Four.”


Four of the victims – known as the “Gilgo Beach 4” – have been connected to Heuermann, who is believed to be “LISK,”

Victims

December 2010, police found the bodies of four women, wrapped in burlap and hidden in thick underbrush along a remote beach highway that runs parallel to the ocean at Gilgo Beach, on the coast of Long Island, New York. Within a few months, they discovered six more bodies in the same area, including the skeleton of a toddler.

Because those four victims were all sex workers and their bodies had all been dumped in burlap sacks, investigators suspect the same killer was responsible.

All were petite females approximately 22 to 27 years old, believed to be working as sex workers, all had missing clothing and personal possessions, all had been killed by homicide, all had contact shortly before their disappearances with a person using a “burner” cellphone (i.e., cellphones without an associated verified identity), and the cellphones of two of the four victims, Brainard-Barnes and Barthelemy, were used by the killer after their deaths. In addition, each of the four victims were found similarly positioned, bound in a similar fashion by either belts or tape, with three of the victims found wrapped in a burlap-type material. *Some reports in 2010 – 2011 stated all four victims were wrapped in burlap. 

December 15, 2010, Commissioner Dormer  1 said the bodies were deposited above ground in the same area, each 50 feet from the highway. They were spread over a quarter mile, each 500 feet from the next. But they were placed there at different times, judging by their varying degrees of decomposition, Commissioner Dormer said. 

“Obviously, it does not look like they were dumped at the same time,” he said. “A couple of them were there a year, or year and a half, or maybe two years. Not recent.” “Four bodies in pretty much the same location,” he added, “and that’s troublesome.” 

“It’s not a coincidence that four bodies turned up in the same location,” Commissioner Dormer said at a news conference at the department’s headquarters, in Yaphank. “It appears as though somebody targeted these individuals and dumped them.” 

“It looked like a car pulled up on the side of the roadway and dumped them in the bushes,” he added. “The bodies would indicate they were dumped there by the same person or persons.”

Police arrested architect Rex Heuermann, 59, Thursday night at his office in Manhattan.

More than a decade after 11 sets of human remains were found near a Long Island beach, architect Rex Heuermann was arrested and charged with the murders of three women and a Prime Suspect in the death of Ms. Brainard-Barnes.

Although the defendant is not yet charged with any crimes as to the disappearance and murder of Ms. Brainard-Barnes, as set forth below, Defendant Rex A. Heuermann is the prime suspect in her death and the investigation, which is continuing and is expected to be resolved soon. Moreover, there is substantial evidence of Defendant Heuermann’s involvement in the disappearance and death of Ms. Brainard-Barnes, which evidence closely fits the modus operandi of the Defendant in relation to the deaths of the other three women and which supports the current charges.