Accused Gilgo killer's 'murderabilia' already selling for hundreds online

Murderabilia are items from or in some way connected to murder suspects or convicted killers.

News 12 Staff

Jul 28, 2023, 2:59 AM

Updated 297 days ago

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Rex Heuermann's 1977 junior high school yearbook is selling on eBay for $995.
A victim advocate says the Gilgo Beach victims' families should not have to watch this happen.
Crime Stoppers Director of Victim Services Andy Kahan says this is probably just the beginning of the marketing or monetizing of the accused Gilgo Beach murderer.
Kahan is trying to stop the practice of selling "murderabilia," which are items that are from or in some way connected to murder suspects or convicted killers.
"I've been dealing with the murderabilia industry for over 20-some odd years and one thing I've learned is that when who is attached or charged with serial killings, items will be put up for sale," Kahan says.
Some states have laws against what is called "notoriety for profit."
New York used to have legislation called the "Son of Sam Law" named for David Berkowitz.
It was overturned in 1991.
Kahan and others want the state to revisit a similar law.


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