Robert Durst

NH, Vt. police look for links to accused killer Durst Paul Feely. TCA Regional News Chicago 22 Mar 2015.


March 22--Following the lead of an advisory from the Federal Bureau of Investigation last week to police departments across the country, the New Hampshire State Police Cold Case Unit is taking a closer look at unsolved cases in the Granite State for any connection to accused murderer and millionaire heir Robert Durst.

"We're aware of the advisory that was sent to Vermont police from the FBI," said Assistant Attorney General Benjamin Agati. "As a unit, we've decided to examine our cases as well, though I couldn't say we're looking at any specific cases or certain locations. We're just taking another look at them, in light of the advisory and the fact the Vermont is doing the same," he said.

Durst, the subject of the HBO crime documentary series "The Jinx," was charged last week in connection with the 2000 murder of his longtime associate, Susan Berman.

An advisory was sent by the FBI to police in locations where Durst has lived across the last 50 years, according to Agati.

Unsolved cases in Vermont as well as the San Francisco area, southern California and upstate New York are among those being reexamined by police.

According to statements made by Durst as part of "The Jinx" documentary, he and his first wife, Kathleen, lived in Vermont in the 1970s, running a health food store. Kathleen McCormack Durst vanished in New York in 1982. The case has never been solved.

Vermont and New Hampshire share a series of unsolved killings that occurred primarily in the early 1980s, known as the "Connecticut River Valley Killings." Seven homicides in the Connecticut River Valley are typically attributed to an unknown individual dubbed the "Connecticut River Valley Killer."

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