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Carmen Vargas

A 29 year old woman is found along the shoulder of Meadowbrook Parkway

  • Last updated: September 14, 2023
  • Freeport, NY
  • September 11, 1989

Overview of Carmen Vargas

On September 11, 1989, a body was discovered along the right shoulder of Meadowbrook State Parkway in Freeport, NY by a passerby. The body was later identified as Carmen Vargas. Carmen was found with a towel over her face, a rope around her neck, and her ankles bound with a cord. Her body was located approximately a half mile south of Merrick Road in Long Island, New York.

Carmen was wearing a gray tank top, a mini skirt, and silver crescent-shaped earrings. She was a petite Hispanic woman who stood at approximately 5'1" and weighed 105 pounds. She had black hair and brown eyes. There is limited information available about Carmen's case.

In 2023, Rex Heuermann was arrested in connection with the Long Island Serial Killer (LISK). Heuerman lived in Massapequa most of his life but was working for Greer Construction Company and was living in Freeport on Bedell Avenue during this time. Like many of the LISK victims, Carmen's ankles were bound. The location where Carmen's body was found leads to Ocean Parkway, where many of the other LISK victims were found.

If you have any information about the case please contact Troop L SP in Farmingdale at (631)756-3300.


  1. Date Found:September 11, 1989
  2. Age at Incident:29
  3. Race:Hispanic
  4. Gender:Female
  5. Height:5'1"
  6. Weight:105 lbs
  7. Hair Color:Black

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