Accused Gilgo Beach killer Rex Heuermann signed over his Long Island home to his estranged wife last month as he remains behind bars on suspicion of murdering three women more than a decade ago.
Heuermann, 60, filed paperwork to transfer the deed for his Massapequa Park house to his wife of more than 20 years, Asa Ellerup, on Sept. 22, naming her as the sole owner, according to documents obtained by the US Sun.
The alleged serial killer charged Ellerup, who filed for divorce in July, $0 for the house — where the couple lived with their two adult children after Heuermann bought it from his own parents — and the transfer of ownership was finalized on Oct. 5, the paperwork shows.
Heuermann purchased the house for $170,000 in 1994 and its value increased to about $530,000 this year, according to the outlet.
The property became a major part of the police investigation into the long-unsolved murders and drew dozens of reporters, photographers and locals over the summer who gathered outside to watch cops bring out any potential evidence or clues linking Heuermann to the ghastly crimes.
Ellerup and the couple’s adult children, Christopher and Victoria, were forced to vacate their home following Heuermann’s July 13 arrest so that police could execute search warrants and comb through the property for any evidence that might help convict the suspected serial killer.
The three family members ended up sleeping in a rental car for more than a week while their home was torn apart because they didn’t know where else to go, Ellerup previously told the Sun.
They were finally allowed to return to their home after 12 days but found it in a state of complete disarray from the extended search.
“It’s a mess in there,” she previously told the Sun. “But this is my home. I raised my children in this home, and I’ve got to fix it up.
Ellerup filed for a divorce about a week after her husband’s arrest. She visited Heuermann in jail last week for the first time since his incarceration, her lawyer Robert Macedonio confirmed to the outlet. It’s unknown what the couple spoke about, but she was there for about an hour.
The Long Island mother plans to attend her estranged husband’s trial for the murders of Megan Waterman, 22; Melissa Barthelemy, 24; and Amber Lynn Costello, 27 — whose bodies were found wrapped in burlap and discarded on Gilgo Beach in 2010.
She wants to make her own judgment based on the evidence presented at trial, Macedonio told the Daily Mail.
Huermann is also the prime suspect in the slaughter of a fourth woman, 25-year-old Maureen Brainard-Barnes, whose body was found near the others.
He has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.
Ellerup has also filed court documents demanding that her husband’s extensive and expensive collection of legally purchased guns as well as any outstanding jewelry, clothing and cash removed from the family’s home during the police search be returned to her.