From left: Kathleen McCormack Durst and Robert Durst
The mother and three sisters of Robert Durst’s first wife, Kathleen McCormack, are suing the real estate heir for $100 million over her disappearance more than 30 years ago.
In the suit filed Monday in New York State Supreme Court in Mineola, the plaintiffs claim that Robert Durst murdered Kathleen and hid the body, violating “sepulcher,” a New York law that states family members have an immediate right to bury a dead relative. If successful, the suit could wipe out Robert Durst’s wealth, which has so far withstood decades of trials and murder allegations. Authorities have estimated Durst’s net worth is about $100 million. [more]