Subject of HBO documentary Robert Durst arrested on murder warrant
Real estate heir Robert Durst was arrested Sunday in New Orleans on a murder warrant issued by Los Angeles authorities, Reuters reported.
Durst, 71, is the subject of an six-part documentary series on HBO called “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst” which looks at whether Durst may have played a role in three murders.
Durst was previously questioned but never charged in two mysterious deaths: his first wife, Kathleen Durst, in 1982, and a friend, Susan Berman, in 2000. He was tried but found not guilty of a 2001 murder and dismemberment of a neighbor in Galveston, Texas.
While no details were yet available about charges Durst may face this time around, the New York Times reported in March that the Los Angeles district attorney had reopened the investigation into Berman’s murder.
“The Jinx” documentary series centers on more than 25 hours of interviews with Durst, who the Times called an “an elusive suspect in the deaths of three people in three states.”
Director Andrew Jarecki, speaking on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, said there are open questions that remain about the three murders, beginning with Durst’s first wife’s disappearance.
“He marries this fantastic girl and ten years later, violence enters the relationship, and suddenly — one night she disappears,” Jarecki said. “Nobody ever found out what happened to her.”
The final episode of the documentary is slated for air Sunday night.