Robert Durst

Orleans Parish Prison, 531 S Broad St
New Orleans, Louisiana

Robert Durst is a former New York real estate developer and alleged criminal who was acquitted for the murder of Morris Black in Galveston, Texas in 2003. Durst is the son the late real estate developer and founder of the Durst Organization, Seymour Durst, and the brother of current Durst Organization head Douglas Durst. Robert Durst is suspected in at least two other murder cases and has been arrested numerous times for crimes ranging from the pedestrian (sandwich theft, drug possession) to the macabre (the murder and dismemberment of Morris Black).

Always a pariah among the Dursts (he lost the Durst Organization throne to younger brother Douglas in 1994), Robert Durst first became known to the public after the unexplained disappearance of first wife Kathie Durst in 1982. Attempts to convict Robert Durst for killing Kathie Durst have failed, despite the now well-known efforts of current Fox News television host and former Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro.

A 2015 HBO documentary series, The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, brought new information to light regarding the disappearance of Kathie Durst, the murder of Morris Black, and also the murder of Dursts close friend and confidant Susan Berman, who was mysteriously killed in 2000 in Los Angeles, California while Robert Durst also happened to be visiting the state. Shortly before the airing of the programs final and revelatory episode, Robert Durst was arrested in New Orleans and was subsequently charged with first-degree murder in the Susan Berman case. Soon after, Vermont police began investigating Dursts possible connection to a young female college student who disappeared 1971, and who was last seen visiting Dursts Middlebury, Vermont health food store, All Good Things.