Police stated in a bail software obtained by E! Information they linked Heuermann to the case utilizing a DNA pattern taken from a pizza field he threw out and a DNA pattern from hair discovered on burlap used to wrap Waterman’s remains. Because the court docket doc acknowledged, “It’s important that Defendant Heuermann can’t be excluded from the male hair recovered close to the ‘backside of the burlap’ utilized to restrain and transport Megan Waterman’s bare and deceased physique.”
Investigators additionally stated in a bail software for Heuermann that they discovered feminine hair not belonging to any of the victims of their stays. The DNA pattern lifted from the unknown hairs matched DNA believed to belong to Heuermann’s spouse, who was out of city through the killings, per police.
Authorities have dominated out Ellerup as a suspect, although they imagine “it’s probably that the burlap, tape, automobile(s) or different instrumentalities utilized in furtherance of those murders got here from Defendant Heuermann’s residence, the place his spouse additionally resides, or was transferred from his clothes,” in line with the court docket docs.