Gilgo Beach Serial Killer Suspect Expected To Be Charged With Fifth Murder: Reports
A general view of Gilgo Beach on July 18, 2023 in Babylon, New York.
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The man accused of killing four women and dumping their bodies on Gilgo Beach in New York is expected to be charged with the murder of a fifth woman, according to multiple reports.

The suspect, who is not being named by The Daily Wire, is expected to be arraigned on the new charge on Thursday, NBC New York reported, citing sources familiar with the investigation. The Suffolk district attorney’s office confirmed the court date with the outlet but didn’t specify the charge, and the sources didn’t say which victim it involved.

The suspect’s attorney, Michael Brown, declined to comment on the reports to NBC, but said his client maintains his innocence. Vess Mitev, who is representing the suspect’s two adult children, doesn’t know what the district attorney will say on Thursday.

“Just like the rest of us, we’re waiting to hear what the district attorney has to say,” Mitev said, according to NBC. “My clients, again, they’re going to take it day-by-day, minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour as the landscape shifts around them.”

He added that his clients haven’t returned to the family home since police conducted a new search and that they stand by their father, no matter the charges.

“If it’s one or 100, they are allegations and they are eager [to] have the legal process play itself out. Not in the court of public opinion, but in the courtroom in front of a jury, in front of a judge,” Mitev said. “These are allegations. They’re horrible allegations, horrific allegations and they’re dealing with an everyday process of trying to wrap their heads around it, the fact of allegations against their father. But they’re allegations nonetheless.”

The suspect was arrested on July 13, 2023. He has been charged with the murders of four young women: Maureen Brainard-Barnes, Megan Waterman, Melissa Barthelemy, and Amber Costello, who were found on a beach along the south shore of Long Island, New York, back in 2010. The suspect has pleaded not guilty.

Six days after his arrest, his wife filed for divorce. She and other family members reportedly will receive $1 million for participating in a documentary series with Peacock. The project will follow the family’s lives as they cope with the upcoming trial and how it has uprooted their lives.


Police investigating the Gilgo Beach serial killings are operating on the theory that the suspect committed the murders in his own home, a source told CNN.

The theory is based on the fact that the suspect’s family was out of town during the murders, suggesting he may have lured the victims to his home, a source involved in the investigation told the outlet.

Four bodies were found within days of each other. The body of Barthelemy was found on December 11, 2010, during a police training exercise with a K9, according to a bail application obtained by the Daily Beast. Two days later, police searched the area and discovered the three other bodies.

If convicted, the suspect faces multiple life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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