Robert Alan Durst
April 12, 1943
|Other names||Bobby Durst|
|Education||Lehigh University (BA)|
Kathie McCormack (m. 1973–1990)
Debrah Charatan (m. 2000)
|Relatives||Douglas Durst (brother)|
Joseph Durst (grandfather)
|Criminal charge||Murder of Susan Berman|
Robert Alan Durst (born April 12, 1943) is an American real estate businessman, convicted murderer and possible serial killer. He was the son of New York City mogul Seymour Durst, and the elder brother of Douglas Durst, head of the Durst Organization.
Durst is suspected of foul play against three individuals in different states: Kathleen McCormack Durst, his first wife, who disappeared in New York in 1982; Susan Berman, his longtime friend, who was murdered in California in 2000; and his neighbor, Morris Black, who was killed in Texas in 2001.
Durst was the subject of a multi-state manhunt and was convicted of dismembering Black, but acquitted of his murder.
On March 14, 2015, Durst was arrested in New Orleans, Louisiana, on a first-degree murder warrant signed by a Los Angeles judge in relation to the Berman killing. On November 4, 2016, Durst was transferred to California and soon after was arraigned in Los Angeles on first-degree murder charges.
On September 17, 2021, the jury convicted Durst of first degree murder in the death of Susan Berman.
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- Collins, Marion (November 18, 2002). Without a Trace. New York: McMillan. ISBN 978-0-312-98502-8.
- readSeptember 18, 8 min; 2021 - 11:14am (2021-09-18). "Infamous serial killer finally caught". news. Retrieved 2021-09-18.
- "Key hearing in Robert Durst murder case postponed until April". latimes.com. 20 September 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
- Bagli, Charles V. (2021-09-17). "Robert Durst Found Guilty of Murder After Decades of Suspicion". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-09-18.
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