Robert Durst, Subject of HBO Documentary on Unsolved Killings, Is Arrested

NYTMarch 15, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-03-15 at 10.55.57 AMRobert A. Durst, the scion of a New York real estate family, was arrested on Saturday in New Orleans on a warrant from Los Angeles County, according to the police.

For years, questions have swirled around Mr. Durst about the unsolved killing of a close friend and confidante in Los Angeles 15 years ago, and about his first wife’s disappearance in 1982 and the shooting and dismemberment of a Texas neighbor in 2001.

HBO has been airing a documentary about Mr. Durst, and the final episode is scheduled to be shown Sunday night.

The details of the warrant were not released on Sunday morning. A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the warrant was issued by the Los Angeles Police Department. Officials did not immediately return calls for comment.

Mr. Durst, 71, was arrested by deputies from the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office and booked just before 11 p.m. on Saturday, according to an online record of his arrest. He was being held without bond.