Gilgo Beach serial killer suspect Rex Heuermann's wife Asa Ellerup breaks her silence to say husband's alleged crimes have left her 'depressed and traumatized'

The wife of Gilgo Beach murders suspect Rex Heuermann has broken her silence, saying that her husband’s alleged crimes have left her ‘depressed and traumatized.’

Asa Ellerup and their daughter, Victoria, 26, were pictured at their Massapequa Park, Long Island, home on Friday for a second day after police concluded their search of the property.

The 59-year-old – who was wearing the same shirt, blue pants and pink flip flops as the day before – was seen removing items from the trunk of a black Chevy sedan.

‘If you want to take pictures, go ahead. I’m OK with it now,’ she said. ‘If you want to stand up here and wait for something. I have a lot of work to do.

‘The sheer depression of what I saw was enough trauma…’

Asa Ellerup, the wife of Gilgo Beach murders suspect Rex Heuermann, broke her silence on Friday in front of her Long Island home

Asa Ellerup, the wife of Gilgo Beach murders suspect Rex Heuermann, broke her silence on Friday in front of her Long Island home

Her daughter with Heuermann, Victoria, 26, was also seen outside the home on Friday

Her daughter with Heuermann, Victoria, 26, was also seen outside the home on Friday

The mother and daughter were seen removing items from a a black Chevy sedan

The mother and daughter were seen removing items from a a black Chevy sedan

Heuermann, 59, was arrested on July 13 in connection with the murders of three women who were killed more than a decade ago in the Gilgo Beach area

Heuermann, 59, was arrested on July 13 in connection with the murders of three women who were killed more than a decade ago in the Gilgo Beach area

Ellerup and her two adult children were at the property when authorities raided it on July 14, with her lawyer saying the family had been ‘blindsided’ by the murder charges.

‘You guys know this is an ongoing investigation – it is not over – and I cannot speak to you,’ she told the press on Friday.

‘But if your neighbors want to know if they are going to be safe from us …  you take care of the neighbors.’

She then drove away with her daughter shortly before 10am. 

Heuermann, 59, had lived in the property with his wife, stepson, and daughter for more than a decade after buying the home from his mother in 1994.

Cops finally finished scouring the property for evidence after digging up the backyard of the property and using ground-penetrating radar to search for any disturbances.

Authorities spent 12 days removing possible evidence from the property, after discovering a soundproof room under the home.

Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney said cops had found a ‘tremendous amount of information’ during the search, which included cadaver dogs.

Family members accessed the garage after returning home, after law enforcement took thousands of bagged items from during their search

Family members accessed the garage after returning home, after law enforcement took thousands of bagged items from during their search 

Melissa Barthelemy, top left, Amber Costello, top right, Megan Waterman, bottom left, and Maureen Brainard-Barnes. Authorities on Long Island are vowing to continue investigating the Gilgo Beach murders after charging an architect in the deaths of three of the 11 victims

Melissa Barthelemy, top left, Amber Costello, top right, Megan Waterman, bottom left, and Maureen Brainard-Barnes. Authorities on Long Island are vowing to continue investigating the Gilgo Beach murders after charging an architect in the deaths of three of the 11 victims

They removed 297 guns from the vault and warned that authorities have a ‘massive amount of material’ to catalogue and analyze which would take some time.

Heuermann was arrested on July 13 outside of his property in Midtown Manhattan and charged with the deaths of sex workers Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman and Amber Lynn Costello. 

Officials say that he is the main suspect in the murder of Maureen Brainard-Barnes, who was discovered on Gilgo beach in 2010, and anticipate charging him with her killing.

The architect pleaded not guilty to killing the three women, and is next due to appear in court on August 1.

He is also being investigated for the murders of six others whose bodies were found in Gilgo Beach in 2011.

Heuermann is accused of killing the women while his family was out of town, with investigators finding his hair and his wife’s on the bodies of some of the alleged victims. 

Since his bombshell arrest in Manhattan, the once quiet block where the married father lived has become the scene of a media circus and a popular destination for crime junkies.

Dozens of people from all parts of Long Island and further abroad have been seen stopping to catch a glimpse of the active crime scene, as forensic teams comb the Massapequa Park home for evidence.

source: dailymail.co.uk