'Eyewitness to Gilgo Beach' Chapter 1: The first bodies found

'Eyewitness to Gilgo Beach' is a documentary series about the serial killings and the arrest of Rex Heuermann

Monday, January 22, 2024
Chapter 1: Bodies Found on Gilgo Beach
Go behind the scenes with New York's number one news team as Eyewitness News tells the convoluted and downright creepy story of the search for a serial killer near Gilgo Beach.

LONG ISLAND, New York (WABC) -- Our first report about the Gilgo Beach murders happened on an impossibly cold December night in 2011. They had found bodies on a remote beach.

Eyewitness News reporter Josh Einiger and his photographer, Tony Saturno, were shooting another story in Suffolk County at the time.

"We were on our way back and we got a call from the desk - saying 'there's a crime scene, there's a maybe body discovered', way down south on Ocean Parkway. Go check it out," Einiger recalled.

When they arrived at the scene, it was cold and pitch black. There were four crime scenes along the beach and spotlights set up.

"It was clear at that point that it was something," recalled Einiger.

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