1989 death of sex worker Carmen Vargas being reviewed for possible link to Rex Heuermann

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Friday, September 8, 2023
1989 sex worker death under review for possible link to Rex Heuermann
EMBED <>More Videos

Death of sex worker Carmen Vargas in 1989 is being reviewed by the Nassau County DA's Office for possible link to Rex Heuermann, Gilgo Beach murders.

NASSAU COUNTY, Long Island (WABC) -- Law enforcement in Nassau County is reviewing a 1989 death of a sex worker to see if there is a link to alleged Gilgo Beach murderer Rex Heuermann.

The murder of Carmen Vargas has been under investigation by the Nassau County police since 1989.

Vargas, who was 29 years old at the time of her death, was last seen getting into a truck outside her East Harlem apartment building in 1989.

Weeks later, her body was found along the Meadowbrook State Parkway.

"We're working with our law enforcement partners to review unsolved homicide cases that fit the alleged pattern of Rex Heuermann," said a spokesperson for the Nassau County District Attorney's Office.

Heuermann has been charged with killing three women whose bodies were found along Gilgo Beach in 2010. He is the prime suspect in a fourth murder.

ALSO READ: Gilgo Beach murders: Complete timeline of events leading up to Rex Heuermann's arrest


* More Long Island news

* Send us a news tip

* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts

* Follow us on YouTube

Submit a tip or story idea to Eyewitness News

Have a breaking news tip or an idea for a story we should cover? Send it to Eyewitness News using the form below. If attaching a video or photo, terms of use apply.