What's next for Scarsdale millionaire Robert Durst?
After his acquittal on murder charges Tuesday, Scarsdale real estate heir Robert Durst could soon wind up walking out of a Texas jail. But his legal troubles aren't over yet. The cross-dressing millionaire still faces a second trial for bail jumping after his original arrest. And there's now a renewed focus on the two-decade-old investigation into his missing wife Kathy in Westchester.
One day after Durst was found innocent by a Texas jury for murdering his neighbor Morris Black, many are once again turning back to the disappearance of his first wife.
In 1982, Iona College Criminal Justice Professor Robert Castelli was an officer with the New York State Police based in South Salem. His office got the original call when Kathy Durst disappeared from the wealthy couple's cottage on Lake Truesdale. According to Castelli, Robert Durst clammed up during the investigation. He said Durst was initially interviewed by New York State Police but says after Durst got an attorney, he stopped cooperating.
With Durst beating the rap in Texas, family and friends of Kathy Durst say they hope he pays the price in Westchester. They believe he is responsible for her disappearance.
Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro has taken over the new investigation into Kathie Durst's disappearance. Pirro says she was shocked by Tuesday's not guilty verdict. She also says her job as a prosecutor is to make sure that all crimes are vigorously investigated and prosecuted, and that's what she intends to do in the Kathy Durst case.
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