Actor and Massapequa native Billy Baldwin reacts to HS classmate’s arrest in Gilgo murders


The Manhattan architect from Massapequa Park reportedly arrested in connection with remains found buried at Gilgo Beach over a decade ago graduated from Berner High School with Massapequa native Billy Baldwin, the actor said today in a Twitter post.

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“Woke up this morning to to learn that the Gilgo Beach serial killer suspect was my high school classmate Rex Heuermann,” Baldwin tweeted, adding that the news was “mind-boggling” and has “Massapequa in shock.”

News 12 cited “multiple sources” confirming an arrest and breaking the news around 6 a.m. Later, the New York Post confirmed from a source that the suspect detained is Heuermann, 59, a married New York City architect who resides in Massapequa Park with his family.

Below is Baldwin’s tweet about the case.

Baldwin, who has starred in “Backdraft,” “Flatliners,” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” among other films, is the second youngest of the four Hollywood Baldwin brothers from Massapequa. Early in his career, he starred as Robert Chambers in the TV movie, “The Preppie Murder.”

High school yearbook photo of Rex Heuermann (Facebook).

More details in the case are expected to be spelled out during a 4 p.m. press conference today at Suffolk police headquarters in Yaphank, where Suffolk District Attorney Raymond Tierney, Suffolk Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison and investigators will discuss what officials described as “a significant development in the investigation by the Gilgo Beach Homicide Investigation Task Force.”

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