Robert Durst Arrested in New Orleans on an Extradition Warrant out of Los Angeles, CA For the 2000 Murder of Susan Berman
Robert Durst has been arrested in New Orleans, Louisiana on an extradition warrant out if Los Angeles, California for the 2000 murder if Susan Berman. Durst was arrested on Canal Street by FBI agents just before 11:00pm Saturday at a J.W. Marriott hotel in New Orleans. The 71 year old Robert Durst was never charged in connection with the unsolved 2000 murder of Berman in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Berman was killed as New York authorities prepared to question her in the 1982 disappearance of Durst’s wife, Kathie. Robert Durst has recently been the subject of the HBO true-crime series “The Jinx” about his suspected involvement in three murders. Durst was also tried for the fall 2001 murder of neighbor Morris Black, who was found dismembered in a Galveston, Texas, bay. He was acquitted in 2003 via a self-defense claim.
Durst was arrested by FBI agents just before 11:00pm Saturday at a J.W. Marriott hotel in New Orleans on a Los Angeles warrant for the murder of Susan Berman 15 years ago, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said. FBI agents say Durst had registered under an alias and paid for the room in cash. Fake documents were found in his possession. The FBI believed he would flee, possibly to Cuba.
Berman’s body was discovered in her West Los Angeles home on Christmas Eve 2000. Since that time the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery Homicide Division has conducted an investigation into Ms. Berman’s death.
“We are relieved and also grateful to everyone who assisted in the arrest of Robert Durst,” Durst’s brother Douglas said in a statement to ABC News. “We hope he will finally be held accountable for all he has done.”
Durst, 71, has never been charged in connection with the unsolved 2000 murder of Berman in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, who was killed as New York authorities prepared to question her in the 1982 disappearance of his wife, Kathie. As a result of investigative leads and additional evidence that has come to light in the past year, investigators have identified Robert Durst as the person responsible for Ms. Berman’s death.
Following the arrest of Robert Durst, his brother, Douglas Durst, who now runs the family real-estate empire, released a statement Sunday afternoon saying: “We are relieved and also grateful to everyone who assisted in the arrest of Robert Durst. We hope he will finally be held accountable for all he has done.”
New York Times – On HBO’s ‘The Jinx,’ Robert Durst Says He ‘Killed Them All’.
On Sunday night, in the final moments of the final episode of a six-part HBO documentary about him, “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,” Mr. Durst seemed to veer toward a confession that could lift the shroud of mystery that surrounds the deaths of three people over the course of three decades.
“What the hell did I do?” Mr. Durst whispers to himself in an unguarded moment caught on a microphone he wore during filming. “Killed them all, of course.”
In the years since his wife, Kathleen Durst, disappeared in 1982 after spending the weekend at the couple’s country home in Westchester County, Mr. Durst has bounced in and out of jail for other crimes, cut ties with his family, remarried, and sued his brother for a $65 million share of the family fortune. Through it all, he has maintained his innocence in the disappearance of his wife, while also denying any role in the 2000 death of the Los Angeles friend, Susan Berman.
The note read ‘BEVERLEY HILLS POLICE – 1527 BENEDICT CANYON CADAVER’ – it has distinctive block capital lettering and the word Beverly Hills is misspelled.
A note written by Robert Durst, scion of one of New York’s largest real estate empires, may hold the key to the murder of his neighbor.
Durst, a billionaire, was questioned but not charged in the mysterious death of his first wife Kathleen McCormack in 1982.
The 71-year-old was then questioned in 2000 after the death of his longtime friend and elderly neighbor Susan Berman, shortly before she was to be questioned if she knew about Kathleen’s disappearance.
14 Year Old Erika Rodriguez & 13 Year Old Christopher Bagnall Missing in Pasco County & Tampa, FL … Two Teenagers Disappeared after Threatening to Hurt Themselves(Update: Teens Found)
TWO TEENAGERS, WHO ARE DATING, ARE MISSING IN FLORIDA …
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued a missing child alert … 14 year old Erika Rodriguez has been missing since Friday, March 13, 2015 in Pasco County, Florida. Rodriguez was last seen wearing a low-top, gray Converse sneakers and jeans with possibly a long-sleeve t-shirt. Erika left her residence with $200 that she took from her mother’s purse, she also took her school backpack.
14 Year old Christopher Bagnall has been missing Since early Saturday morning, March 14 in Tampa, Florida. The two missing teens are dating and disappeared after threatening to harm themselves according to authorities. Caleb and Erika were last seen in the area of the 3000 block of Westchester Drive in Holiday, Florida. They appear to have runaway together.
Christopher Bagnall, 13, left his Tampa home near Dale Mabry and Lois Avenue early Saturday morning, authorities said. He may be traveling with Erika Rodriguez, another teenager reported missing Friday night in Pasco County.
Bagnall and Rodriguez have threatened to hurt themselves, authorities said.
Tampa authorities do not know what Bagnall was last seen wearing. But the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said Rodriguez, 14, has scars on both arms, upper thighs and beneath her armpits – from a history of mutilation. She also has a red mole on the left side of her forehead.
The teenagers are dating, detectives said, so Bagnall may have picked Rodriguez up Friday night. Before she left, Rodriguez grabbed $200 from her mother’s purse, authorities said.
Description: Erika Rodriguez
- about 5 feet, 6 inches tall
- weighs 120 pounds
- She has auburn hair and light grown eyes
- a red mole at the hairline on the left side of her forehead
- She has scars on both arms, under her armpits and on her upper thigh’s from self-mutilation.
- Was last seen wearing low-top, gray Converse sneakers, a long-sleeve T-shirt and possibly blue jeans.
Description: Caleb Bagnell
- 5 feet, 4 inches tall
- weighs about 130 pounds
- brown hair
Anyone who may have seen Erika or Caleb should call the FDLE at 1-888-356-4774 or Pasco County Sheriff’s Office at 727-847-8102, toll-free, at 1-800-706-2448 or 911.
UPDATE I: Police have located the 2 missing teens.
Tampa Police Officers have located the two missing teens in South Tampa, Caleb Bagnall and Erika Rodriguez. They are safe.
14-year-old Erika Rodriguez, was located and taken into protective custody in Tampa.
16 year old Janie Ivory has been missing since Thursday, March 12, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. According to the Atlanta Police Department, Janie Ivory went missing on Thursday near Midtown in the 1500 block of Piedmont Road when she was supposed to be picked up around 6 p.m. by her aunt, but never showed up. Ivory never showed up at her work or at school. Atlanta authorities have listed her as a runaway.
Janie Ivory – Source: Atlanta Police
The Atlanta Police Department says that Janie Ivory went missing on Thursday in the 1500 block of Piedmont Road. She was supposed to be picked up around 6 p.m. by her aunt, but never showed up.
Police say Ivory never showed up at her work or at school. She is listed as a runaway, but police are asking the public’s help in finding her.
Ivory is described as being 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black jacket, black leggings and a black purse.
If anyone has any information with regards to Janie Ivory’s location, please call 911 or contact police at 404-546-4260.
15 year old Haley Marie Rankin has been missing since Tuesday, March 10, 2015 in Simpson County, Mississippi. Haley Marie Rankin was last seen Tuesday around 1 AM. Authorities say Haley Marie Rankin was last seen about 10 a.m. Tuesday near Highway 13 North, near Rankin County.
Haley Marie Rankin – Source: Simpson Co. Sheriffs Office
Haley Marie Rankin, 15, was last seen Tuesday around 1 a.m. Authorities believe Haley may have been on Mississippi 13 North, near Rankin County around 10 a.m.
Haley was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with small holes around the bottom and orange shorts.
If anyone has any information regarding Haley’s whereabouts is asked to call the Simpson County Sheriff’s Dept. at 601-847-2921.
14 year old Ariana-Lei Poitra has been missing since March 5, 2015 in Fargo, North Dakota.
14-year-old Ariana-Lei Poitra was last seen one week ago wearing a purple shirt, black leggings, knee high white socks, gold colored Ugg boots and a gray leather coat.
She also had a black and white camouflage backpack.
Poitra is white, 5’5″, 140 pounds.
She wears glasses and has tattoos on her right hand.
If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Ariana-Lei Poitra, please call their local law enforcement, or Fargo police at (701) 235-4493.