Real estate millionaire scion Robert Durst was indicted in suburban New York for the death of his ex-wife, Kathie Durst, who disappeared in 1982, authorities confirmed on Friday.
A State Police investigator filed a criminal complaint Tuesday in a city court in Lewisboro, New York, charging Durst with second degree murder.
The action was not announced at the time by any law enforcement official or Westchester District Attorney Mimi Rocah, who recently called a grand jury to review the charges.
“The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office can confirm that a complaint accusing Robert Durst of the murder of Kathleen Durst was filed in Lewisboro City Court on October 19, 2021. We have no further comments at this time.” his office said in a statement. Friday.
The big one was made up last week and has started hearing testimony, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press this week. The person was not authorized to speak publicly about the case and did so on condition of anonymity.
The grand jury process was to take several weeks.
A message requesting comment was left for Durst’s lawyer and Kathie Durst’s family.
Robert Durst, 78, was sentenced last week to life in prison without parole for the murder of a confidant who prosecutors say helped cover up the murder of Kathie Durst. Los Angeles prosecutors said Durst shot Susan Berman in 2000 as she prepared to confess her role to police.
Durst, who has numerous medical issues, sat in a wheelchair for much of the sentencing hearing and in the days that followed was hospitalized on a ventilator after testing positive for COVID-19, said one of his lawyers.
Kathie Durst was 29 when she disappeared on January 31, 1982.
His body has never been found. At the request of her family, she was declared legally deceased in 2017. Robert Durst divorced Kathie Durst in 1990, citing abandonment.
He has never been charged with her disappearance despite several efforts over the years to close the case. Authorities reopened the case in 1999, searching a lake and the couple’s home.