BEFORE suspected serial killer Rex Heuermann married Asa Ellerup, he married Elizabeth Ryan.
Heuermann and Ryan married in a church in 1990 but separated shortly after and he married Ellerup in 1996.
Who is Rex Heuermann?
Rex Heuermann is a New York-based architect turned serial killer suspect.
He made headlines in July 2023 after being identified by police as a suspect in the Gilgo Beach murders.
Heuermann has since been arrested and charged with triple first-degree murder in connection with the 2009 deaths of Melissa Barthelemy and Megan Waterman and the 2010 death of Amber Costello.
He was also the prime suspect in the 2007 death of Maureen Brainard-Barnes CNN.
Through his court-appointed attorney, Michael Brown, Heuermann has denied all allegations against him.
“I didn’t do that,” he said after his arrest.
Brown pleaded not guilty on Heuermann’s behalf and is expected to appear again in court on September 27, 2023.
Who is Rex Heuermann’s ex-wife Elizabeth Ryan?
When Heuermann was taken into custody, the lives of his wife Ellerup and their children, Victoria Heuermann and Christopher Sheridan, were turned upside down.
As the investigation continued, it turned out that he was previously married to a woman named Elizabeth Ryan.
Not much is currently known about Heuermann’s ex-wife, but a 1990 article in The Central New Jersey Home News reported that she once worked as a junior planner for an office supply company Difficult.
How old was Rex Heuermann when he was first married?
Not much is known about Heuermann’s first marriage, but online records state that the wedding took place in 1990.
The alleged killer was born in February 1963, so was either 26 or 27 years old at the time of the marriage.
It is not known when Heuermann and Ryan split, but six years later, in April 1996, he married Ellerup.
Heuermann and Ellerup had been married for more than 25 years, but a week after his arrest, she filed for divorce.