Rex Heuermann, a New York architect, has been taken into custody in connection with the Gilgo Beach murders.

By Dipak Jaiswal

The Gilgo Beach case involves the discovery of at least 10 sets of human remains since 2010 in suburban Long Island.

This arrest is the first breakthrough in the long-unsolved case, which has sparked speculation about a possible serial killer.

Heuermann is the owner of the architecture and consulting firm RH Consultants & Associates based in New York City.

The exact number of murders Heuermann is connected to remains unclear at this time.

Authorities executed a search warrant at an address registered to Heuermann in Massapequa.

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office has scheduled a court appearance for Heuermann.

The investigation into the Gilgo Beach murders involves multiple law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, state police, and the county district attorney and sheriff's offices.