Things aren’t looking good for Robert Durst. The eccentric millionaire and subject of HBO’s The Jinx was arrested on Saturday in connection with the 2000 murder of Susan Berman. Today, authorities made public what they found in Durst’s New Orleans hotel room. According to TMZ, those items included a latex mask, $42,000 in cash, and a fake Texas ID with the name Everette Ward.
According to the warrant, Durst was using the mask and ID to flee the country. And get this … also included in the docs, Durst had more than $42,000 in cash, but the money was in hundred dollar bills, parceled out in various small envelopes.
Authorities believe Durst wanted to use the envelopes to send money to the place where he was fleeing. Cops even found a UPS tracking number in the hotel, which Durst told them was so he could ship a large sum of cash.
The docs say Durst is worth $100 million and he was in the process of planning to ship a lot more than $42k. Authorities obtained bank records showing Durst withdrew $9k a day for 35 consecutive days ($315,000).
Authorities recovered the .38 Smith & Wesson revolver with one spent shell casing and 4 live rounds. It’s unclear where the gun was fired.
After searching his Houston home, authorities found bank statements, boxes of court transcripts, and some reading material — Without a Trace and a hardback and paperback copy of A Deadly Secret. Robert Durst is the subject of both books.