THE WEIRD WORLD OF ROBERT DURST
After Morgan Black’s death, Durst went on the run but was arrested for stealing a sandwich in Pennsylvania – despite having $500 in his pocket and another $37,000 in the trunk of his car. Robert’s brother Douglas claimed his sibling used to urinate into bins at work in the 1990s. Durst claims that aged seven, his father walked him to a window where he saw his mother fall to her death. His brother denies Robert’s version of the story. Durst has been investigated regarding a possible connection with the 1997 disappearances of 16-year-old Karen Mitchell, from Eureka, California, and 18-year-old Kristen Modafferi, from San Francisco. Durst used many aliases over the years and even created fake companies with peculiar names, such as Woof Woof LLC. In the 1980s, Durst owned seven Alaskan malamute dogs, all named Igor – and all of them died mysteriously. His brother Douglas told The New York Times in 2014, “I believe he was practising killing and disposing his wife with those dogs.” Durst claims he only owned three dogs called Igor and that one was run over and another died in surgery.