Nassau police commissioner: Crime scene at accused Gilgo serial killer's home to wrap up in next 24 to 48 hours

The police commissioner is also urging the public not to visit the home or drive by and take photos once the crime scene wraps up. He says those who do will get a summons.

News 12 Staff

and Joe Arena

Jul 25, 2023, 12:18 AM

Updated 310 days ago

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The police commissioner is also urging the public not to visit the home or drive by and take photos once the crime scene wraps up. He says those who do will get a summons.
Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder says the crime scene at the accused Gilgo Beach serial killer’s Massapequa Park home will be wrapping up in the next 24 to 48 hours.
The police commissioner is also urging the public not to visit Rex Heuermann's home or drive by and take photos once the crime scene wraps up. He says those who do will get a summons.
LIVE BLOG: Gilgo Beach Murders
"This is not going to turn into a sideshow," Ryder says. "Anybody out there that's listening to think they're going to come down and drive down the street, stop and take photos, you're gonna be issued summonses for stopping in traffic."
Ryder also says there will be signs indicating that there will be no parking in that area.
He says the media will be given a one-hour window when the crime scene tape is cut to "do what they have to do." After that hour, Ryder says a media presence will no longer be allowed in the immediate area of the crime scene or the neighborhood.
The police commissioner says following the completion of the investigation, there will continue to be a police presence and cameras that will be hung on a pole near the property.
WATCH: DOCUMENTARY AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION - Gilgo Beach: Unsolved
Neighbors like Frankie Musto, who lives just a few doors down from Heuermann's Massapequa Park home, say the announcement is a relief.
"They're going to keep the traffic flowing because you're going to have people parking, getting out of their cars, they're gonna want to walk at the house, so yeah hopefully, and maybe in a month or two, it dies down,” Musto says. "But for the time being, I think their presence is going to be worth it."
This comes as new video taken Monday shows investigators carrying what appears to be evidence boxes out of Heuermann's house.
It's unclear what was inside the boxes, and Suffolk County police say they have no update to report.
Multiple officers were standing around the piles of boxes as they were moved from the search scene, some of them were wrapped in yellow crime scene tape.
Ryder says the future of the home is a decision that will be made by the family.
A board member from the town said they have different scenarios on the table on what could happen to the house in the future.


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