Scarlett Fascetti approached the dilapidated red house as if it were a shrine.

“I couldn’t wait to see it. I really like this thing,” said Ms. Fascetti, 51, a teacher who traveled 30 miles from her Long Island hometown to a section of Massapequa Park that has become an instant tourist attraction for a dark reason: It’s home. by Rex Heuermann, the architect charged last week in the Gilgo Beach serial killings.

Mrs. Fascetti was already able to find out details about the killings and quickly got up to speed on the three murder charges against Mr. Heuermann. She knew everything from exactly how 11 bodies were found along Ocean Parkway to the vehicle Mr. Heuermann had in his driveway.

Mr. Heuermann, who is being held without bail in a Suffolk County jail, has pleaded not guilty to charges that he met women who worked as escorts, then killed them and wrapped them in burlap to bury them along a stretch of barrier island on. the South shore.

Since his arrest on July 13, hundreds of wide-eyed people from across Long Island and beyond have come daily to the home, about five miles from Gilgo Beach, where Mr. Heuermann lived with his wife and two grown children. They gathered outside police tape on the edge of his block.

The site on the otherwise unremarkable corner of First and Michigan Avenues in this sleepy bedroom community allows vantage into the red house, a crime scene that has been searched by investigators for days, while Mr. Heuermann’s family has not been seen at home. His wife, Asa Ellerup, has filed for divorce, her attorney, Robert A. Macedonio, confirmed Wednesday.

Some bike or walk the dog from nearby blocks; some treks from distant cities or other states. Once-almost-empty streets are lined with cars from sunup to sundown, parked by true-crime junkies, serial killers and a few people obsessed specifically with the Gilgo Beach murders.

“It’s part of history,” said Lidia Feldman, 26, who lives several towns away. Her 2-year-old daughter happily drove her plastic toy car into the yellow crime scene.

“It sends chills down your spine,” Ms. Feldman.

Some couldn’t care less about Gilgo Beach, the red house or the arsenal of guns carried by investigators in white overalls. One group of women showed up Tuesday evening to announce that they had only been there to meet police officers until now.

This offer was met with a mixture of laughter and stern looks from a phalanx of officers standing sentinel.

Some parents saw the house as an educational place. Mayra Urema of Farmingdale brought her daughter Veronica Medina, 14, because, she said, “I wanted to teach my daughter that there are scary people in this world.”

As for herself, Ms. Urema said. “I’ve been following this story since Day 1.”‘

She looked past the crime scene tape and muttered, “I’d like to go in there, just to see.”

The onlookers seemed both horrified and fascinated.

“Coming here makes it real for me,” said Lori Gargiulo, who mentioned her own serendipitous connections to famous crimes. The serial killer Joel Rifkin was a classmate at East Meadow High School, she said, and Colin Ferguson, who shot 25 people, six fatally, on a Long Island Rail Road train in 1993, was a co-worker at a burglar alarm company in Syosset.

For Michael Iavarone, of Huntington, visiting this neighborhood of modest, well-kept houses in neat rows drove home the idea that “this guy lives among the people.”

Mr. Iavarone, co-owner of the champion racehorse Big Brown and supremely flashy internet personalitylooked at the red house, absorbed in watching investigators exhaust evidence.

“I feel terrible for the neighbors,” he said. “It’s become a tourist spot.”

Marianne Patino, 59, who lives in Babylon, compared the Heuermann house to the Dutch Colonial two miles away made famous by the “Amityville Horror” movies, which were based on the true story of a young man who killed six members of his family. in 1974.

“This is going to be the next ‘Amityville Horror House,’ it’s going to go down in history,” she said — a prospect dreaded by neighbors. Decades after the Amityville crimes, gawkers still drive by and take pictures, to the dismay of the current owners.

On Tuesday, a reporter who visited the original Amityville house was met by a woman on a balcony who shouted, “private property!”

Nick Marsi and Jake Goodhart, both 18-year-olds from Hauppauge, parked in front of the house to chat about the movies. They enjoy researching points of interest about serial killers, they said.

The youths said they were unaware of the Gilgo Beach killings, but were surprised to learn the suspect lived just two miles away.

“Sounds wonderful,” said Mr. Marsi.

They drove away.

Back at the Massapequa Park house, Bernadette Paredes, 53, an office manager from Levittown, brought her 18-year-old daughter, Brooke, who was watching a Netflix documentary, “Lost Girls,” about the Gilgo Beach case.

“It was just weird watching it and coming here and seeing it in real life,” Brooke Paredes said. “It’s scary.”

Her mother took photos for Facebook.

“I guess now I’m cool,” she said. “I have to see Rex’s house.”

Chelsea Rose Marcius contributed reporting.

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