1136 users online (196 members and 940 guests)  


Websleuths News


Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 33
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    63

    NY - Kathleen Durst, 29, South Salem, 31 January 1982

    For those who have been following the Suzanne Davis/Sharon Marshall thread and read Matt Birkbeck's A BEAUTIFUL CHILD, his other book is on Robert Durst. You may recall he was aquitted last year after dismembering a man in Texas. His wife Kathie has been missing since 1982. The book is called A DEADLY SECRET: THE STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE OF KATHIE DURST and like A Beautiful Child is a great read. Perhaps we can start some conversation on Durst, who you'll believe is a serial killer after reading the book.
    He was supposed to be paroled last week but was arrested again and is being sent to Pennsylvania. The book answers many troubling questions about Durst and raises many about the police investigating him. Any thoughts on Durst, his wife Kathie, the murder of his best friend Susan Berman and the trial last year?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    1,320
    We watched (hubby & I) a show on Mr. Durst the other night. Being a Texan, living quite close to Galveston, I was quite interested in his earlier trial. After seeing this movie (Think it was on CTV, Cant be sure though) there is no doubt in my mind that he murdered his wife. They interviewed her friends and neighbors, and they all say she had told them that if anything happened to her, 'Dont let Bobby get away with it'. HELLOOO - And the friend who was supposed to testify against him reguarding his wifes dissappearence, gets two 25K checks from him to 'help her with expenses' and then ends up murdered a few days before the trial begins...This man scares me, and I am sooo glad he is being shipped out of MY state!
    And thats all I have to say about that!


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    23,799
    Durst's gun sought in L.A. slaying probe

    http://www.boston.com/news/nation/ar...n.com+%2F+News
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Northern US
    Posts
    1,209
    How did this guy get away with the dismemberment of the body case?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    837

    He scares me too.

    Someone definately needs to put a stop to this monster.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    584
    Quote Originally Posted by sharon25
    How did this guy get away with the dismemberment of the body case?
    i think something to do with self defense. he dismembered the body and hid it because he was "scared".

    i can't believe he got off...

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    616
    What a beautiful smart woman his wife was... what a tragedy that she ever got involved with this major jerk.


    http://www.nymissing.com/modules/new...hp?storyid=139

  8. #8
    gaia227's Avatar
    gaia227 is offline I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting - M. Twain
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    3,721
    bringing this case out from the Ice Age with news that a movie is coming out about Robert and his ties to the various murders and disappearences surrounding him.
    Ryan Gosling is playing Robert and Kirsten Dunst is Kathleen.

    http://www.observer.com/2008/real-es...-big-screen-09

    http://charleyproject.org/cases/d/durst_kathleen.html
    Last edited by gaia227; 08-20-2008 at 12:41 PM. Reason: change Dunce to Dunst.....Freudian Slip perhaps?
    'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated'
    --Ghandi


  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    43
    Bumping for Kathleen (Kathie)

    I just saw the movie today. It's called "All Good Things" and it was really pretty good. They changed the names though. It was Katie and David Marks...and her maiden name was McCarthy instead of McCormack. When I read the back of the case and saw it was based on a true story, of course I had to research it and then I came here to make sure there was a thread for her. From what I've read of news reports, the movie is pretty accurate...and Gossling and Dunst are fabulous in it.

    I know that everyone pretty much knows what happened but I would love to see her body recovered and brought home to her family...along with some possible answers as to the details of what happened. I hate the thought of dirty rotten abusers killing their SO and getting away with it, especially when they just "disappear" and their families know what probably happened but they don't know for sure. Not to mention he most likely killed his best friend too, and has gotten away with that as well. Then he practically gets a slap on the wrist for murdering and dismembering his other friend in "self-defense"...SMH at the legal system. These victims deserve justice and this sociopath needs to never see the light of day again...whatever the means (I teeter the fence on that debate).

    I've never searched for UIDs before but I'm gonna give it a go for Kathie. Anybody whose done this before have any ideas for matches?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    43
    Not sure if there's a ruled out list on UIDs for Kathie but here's a couple I found. I've only searched the NY Jane Does found after her disappearance in 1982 and the list only goes as far as 2008. Anyway here are a couple I found that might fit. Not familiar with NY and where these locations are in reference to NYC, and I know it's a large state, but people will go great distances sometimes to hide bodies...and his family was in the real estate business so he had potential access to lots of unoccupied properties. I gotta get some sleep now, but tomorrow I'm gonna check for more matches in surrounding states. I know they had ties to VT as well so it's worth a look at the surrounding areas.

    The age and the dates are listed a little wierd on this one (the math doesn't add up the way they have it worded), but the other stats look like a good match (estimated time of death and height in particular) and the sketch looks like a possibility. The nose and the ears look really similar to me and so does the jaw line.

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/122ufny.html

    This one was just a skull that was found. They have pics of it with many different hair colors and styles. I think some of the blond ones bear a resemblance and the estimated date of death and age range are similar.

    http://doenetwork.org/cases/540ufny.html

    What do you guys think? Anybody else see any possibilities in these? This is my first time doing this so friendly criticism is welcome


  11. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    4,654
    Just watched the movie "All Good Things". It was a really good movie. I didn't realize it was based on a true story until I googled it and found the case here. Since he dismembered the man I am thinking that's what he also did to his wife. Don't know that she will ever be found if the remains were thrown in the water. Sad story. Can't believe this psychopath is not behind bars. Definitely going to read more about the case.
    Last edited by Jules71; 09-01-2012 at 11:33 PM.



    Lindsey Baum, Elizabeth Olten, Shantina Smiley/Azriel Carver, Susan Powell, Rachel Anderson, Kyron Horman, Isabel Celis, Sierra Newbold, Lyric Cook & Elizabeth Collins, Christopher Marks, Reena Williams - NEVER FORGOTTEN

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    4,654
    This has already been posted but there is good info on the case here: http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/..._kathleen.html



    Lindsey Baum, Elizabeth Olten, Shantina Smiley/Azriel Carver, Susan Powell, Rachel Anderson, Kyron Horman, Isabel Celis, Sierra Newbold, Lyric Cook & Elizabeth Collins, Christopher Marks, Reena Williams - NEVER FORGOTTEN

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Left Coast USA
    Posts
    8,634
    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/m...KrQErBpguXBhbN

    NYPost

    Durst in push for missing wife's $82K - even though he's still a suspect in her disappearance
    By JULIA MARSH
    Last Updated: 12:18 PM, March 25, 2013
    Posted: 12:13 PM, March 25, 2013


    "The oddball multimillionaire scion of a Manhattan real estate family wants to poke around in the investigation of his long-missing wife, even though he’s still a suspect in her disappearance, according to court records.

    Robert Durst tried to subpoena two prosecutors and an investigator in the Westchester County District Attorney’s office to prove that the investigation into Kathleen’s disappearance in 1982 is a cold case.

    The multimillionaire’s stated reason for the shady probe is to collect a mere $82,000 from her estate that’s been held in escrow pending the investigation’s conclusion, according to his May 9, 2012 petition."

    More...

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    2,998
    I hadn't read about this case until now. Robert Durst is in the news again - this time for urinating on candy (yes, you read it right. quit spitting on your eyeglasses). You can read the thread here:

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...n-candy-in-CVS

    Last year he was arrested for trespassing on his estranged brother's property:

    http://nypost.com/2013/08/16/wacko-r...hers-property/

    Prosecutors said during his arraignment tonight that Durst also stared into the security cameras of other relatives who live in neighboring homes, and a judge issued 13 orders of protection telling the Durst to stay away from his relations.
    Seems he thinks he can get away with anything so he openly intimidates people.

    I don't see anything new on the Kathleen Durst case. I hope the investigation is ongoing and there will be justice soon.
    "Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."
    - Henry David Thoreau

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    41
    NY Times had an article today about a new HBO documentary that's starting soon about Robert Durst. It's directed by Andrew Jarecki, the same guy who did Capturing the Friedmans. I'll see if I can link the article when I get to a computer.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast


Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-28-2016, 02:34 AM
  2. OH OH - Harry Anderson, 41, West Milton, 10 January 1982
    By OkieGranny in forum 1980's Missing
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-02-2014, 07:57 PM
  3. GA GA - Kathleen Randall, 24, Forest Park, 24 Oct 1982
    By shadowangel in forum 1980's Missing
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-27-2012, 01:48 PM

Tags for this Thread