MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y. (NEWSnet/AP) — Investigators returned Monday to the Long Island home of a New York architect who has been charged in a series of deaths known as the Gilgo Beach killings.

State and county police officials converged at Rex Heuermann’s home in Massapequa Park sometime before 7 a.m. Vehicles and barriers cordoned off the block, raised white tents were set up in front of the red house.

Officers removed boxes and bags from the house while forensic and crime lab units spent much of the day on site.

Officials from the Suffolk County medical examiner’s office also visited.

Spokespersons for the New York State Police and Suffolk County Police Department deferred questions to Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney’s office, which declined to comment.

“As District Attorney Tierney has previously stated, the work of the Gilgo Beach Homicide Task force is continuing,” his spokesperson Tania Lopez said in an emailed statement. “We do not comment on investigative steps while ongoing.”

Heuermann, 60, is expected to be back in court June 18 for a status hearing in Suffolk County Criminal Court in Riverhead. No trial date has been set.

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