Friday, June 26, 2015

A compelling read: Robert Durst's Ghost


I was surprised to see this picture of the house in Trinidad. I knew he lived in Trinidad but didn't know WHERE. It's a beautiful house. The realtor said the guy who lived here before had turned the whole upper story into one room, so it wasn't practical for a family. No mention we made of this central character. Where he lived, and some other interesting points. See what you take from it. Why did he hang around low rent areas and soup kitchens? Your opinion...

Piecing together an accused killer turned national media sensation's time in Humboldt - GEOFFREY DUNN/The Journal
(Note: Durst is still alive, despite the title.)
Robert Durst's Humboldt past - Judy Hodgson/The Journal November 20, 2003
His first wife, Kathleen Durst, disappeared in 1982. In 1999 that case was reopened and he was sought for questioning. Police also wanted to interview him regarding the murder Christmas Eve 2000 of his longtime friend, Susan Berman, in Los Angeles. Berman was the daughter of a mobster who made her living writing about organized crime.

In October 2001 he was arrested in Galveston, Texas -- but not for killing Berman or his former spouse. Instead, he was charged with the murder of his 71-year-old neighbor, whose hacked up corpse had been found by fishermen in Galveston Bay. He was released on bail the following day and disappeared. Not long afterward, he was seen at a campground near the Humboldt-Trinity county line. A month later he was arrested for allegedly shoplifting in a small town in Pennsylvania, even though he had $500 in cash on him. He was returned to Texas to face trial and, well, you know the outcome.

Those distressed by the verdict can take some solace in the knowledge that Durst is still a suspect in the other murder cases.
Manhunt has Humboldt Connection: Case on America's Most Wanted - Judy Hodgson/The Journal November 29, 2001

Robert Durst - WikipediaIMAGES

Lunch with Robert Durst - One Writer's Brief Encounter With the Alleged Serial Killer - Vanessa Leggett/Esquire
"Most people don't realize how heavy the human head is," said Robert Durst, twisting his neck, then righting it.

I wasn't about to question his authority in this area.

What seemed unreal at that moment would be obvious to anyone familiar with the name Robert Durst. Here was a man who had decapitated his neighbor and dismembered the body, and now he was discussing, without displaying the faintest hint of irony, the heft of a human head—his own. The neighbor's head was still missing.

As was Durst's first wife, Kathleen, whose body has never been found.

And Durst is the prime suspect in the shooting death of his best friend and confidante, crime writer Susan Berman....
Robert Durst of HBO's 'The Jinx' Says He 'Killed Them All ... - New York Times

What Robert Durst Said on DVD Commentary of Movie Based on His Life - ABC

There's more, lots of it. Google.

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