Authorities now declare that they don’t perceive a connection between Rex Heuermann, the alleged Gilgo Beach serial killer, and the unresolved 2006 murder cases of four sex workers in Atlantic City, Your Content has learned.
In the previous year of 2006, the corpses of four women—Molly Dilts, Kim Raffo, Barbara Breidor, and Tracy Roberts—were discovered near one another in a grassy region along the Black Horse Pike. This was behind the site of the now-demolished Golden Key Motel, within a drainage ditch.
A retired Egg Harbor Township police captain, who was involved in the investigation, told CBS’ 48 Hours that the bodies were located close to each other in the ditch and were arranged similarly. The media began dubbing the case as the act of an “Eastbound Strangler” when it became a cold case.
Initially, the ex-police captain presumed that a single perpetrator was linked to all four victims. However, recent updates have ruled out the possibility of Heuermann’s involvement in these crimes, as reported by the New York Post.
Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison stated to The Post, “We don’t believe that the sex workers killed in Atlantic City are connected to Rex Heuermann,” emphasizing that law enforcement in Atlantic County suspect another individual was the orchestrator of these violent acts.
Last week, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office communicated to Your Content via a statement that they were unable to verify links between Heuermann and the 2006 case.
Despite his exclusion from these cases, authorities nationwide, including those in South Carolina and Nevada, are investigating possible ties between Heuermann and other unresolved homicides.
Heuermann stands accused of the murder of three women, whose bodies were discovered on Gilgo Beach in 2010. Law enforcement also identifies the New York-based architect as the primary suspect in another killing. Heuermann has entered a plea of not guilty.
Heuermann’s next scheduled court appearance is on Tuesday.