Robert Durst: An ID Murder Mystery Digs Deep Into The Bizarre Real Estate Scion

Robert Durst is currently on trial in Los Angeles for the murder of Susan Berman, who was killed at her home in the Hollywood Hills in 2000. She had been shot execution-style in the back of the head.

January 09, 2019
Fugitive Heir

Fugitive Heir

Robert Durst smiles as he is transported from Orleans Parish Criminal District Court to the Orleans Parish Prison after his arraignment on murder charges in New Orleans [AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File]

Photo by: Gerald Herbert

Gerald Herbert

Robert Durst smiles as he is transported from Orleans Parish Criminal District Court to the Orleans Parish Prison after his arraignment on murder charges in New Orleans [AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File]

By: Catherine Townsend

Multi-millionaire real-estate scion Robert Durst seemed to have it all — until he became the prime suspect in multiple murders.

Robert Durst: An ID Murder Mystery will dig into the twisted world of the infamous New York real estate mogul — including the mysterious disappearance of his wife Kathleen, the murder of his friend Susan Berman, and the slaying of his neighbor, Morris Black.

The two-part special program is the latest installment in Investigation Discovery’s Murder Mystery franchise, and promises to build on information revealed in the HBO series The Jinx.

Durst’s wife Kathleen McCormack, a medical student, mysteriously disappeared in New York in 1982. No trace of her has been seen since.

In 2001, the body of his former neighbor Morris Black was found dismembered in Galveston, Texas. Durst was tried for the murder, but was acquitted due to self-defense.

Durst is currently on trial in Los Angeles for the murder of Berman, who was killed at her home in the Hollywood Hills in 2000. She had been shot execution-style in the back of the head.

The program will include all new and exclusive interviews including Kathleen’s brother and sister-in-law, her friends Ruth Mayer and Ellen Strauss, Durst’s defense attorney Dick DeGuerin, and Susan Criss, the former judge who presided over the 2003 trial for the murder of Morris Black.

Legal analyst Beth Karas, true crime journalist Diane Dimond, crime reporter Jane Velez-Mitchell and New York Times reporter Charles Bagli are also featured in the limited series.

Robert Durst: An ID Murder Mystery premieres Monday, January 21 at 9/8c and the second part on Tuesday, January 22 at 9/8c, only on Investigation Discovery!

Read more: NBC News

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