- The wife of accused serial killer Rex Heuermann has seemingly accepted her husband’s alleged double life as a murderer, following the presentation of unsettling evidence by the Suffolk County Police.
- Heuermann was arrested outside his workplace last week, and the family was left shocked and caught off guard by the revelation.
- Charged with three counts of murder and being a prime suspect in a fourth, Heuermann pleaded not guilty. His wife, Asa Ellerup, filed for divorce only six days after his arrest.
In an astonishing turn of events, Asa Ellerup, the wife of the alleged serial killer Rex Heuermann, accepted the chilling reality of her husband’s double life as law enforcement presented damning evidence to her.
Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison conveyed the shocking response of Ellerup during a recent interview with Fox 5.
“When we told the wife, she was shocked, she was embarrassed,” Harrison recounted.
“But there was a point where we showed her certain pictures and she said, ‘OK, it is what it is.’”
The Police Commissioner did not disclose the content of the images shown to Ellerup, which led her to accept the grim possibility that her husband of over 25 years could be behind the notorious killings.
Heuermann was arrested outside his Midtown Manhattan architectural firm last Thursday, the same moment officers confronted Ellerup at their home in Massapequa Park.
In court documents, Heuermann was pictured purchasing apparent burner phones and taking unsettling selfies while allegedly associating with sex workers.
Harrison indicated that the response of Ellerup and their two children suggested that they were completely unaware of Heuermann’s gruesome secret life.
“But, time will tell,” he remarked, hinting at further investigations involving the family and friends of Heuermann.
Since his arraignment last Friday, Heuermann has had no visitors at the Suffolk County correctional facility.
Meanwhile, Ellerup, who has seemingly had her world shattered by the shocking revelation, filed for divorce only six days after her husband’s arrest.
Her attorney, Bob Macedonio, conveyed the family’s shock and refusal to comment further on the matter.
Heuermann is currently facing charges for the murder of three women: Amber Lynn Costello, Melissa Barthelemy, and Megan Waterman.
Additionally, he has been named the “prime suspect” in the death of Maureen Brainard-Barnes.
He pleaded not guilty on all counts.