Robert Durst may have tried to disguise his identity, especially since a latex rubber mask was reportedly recovered from his hotel room and apartment.
TMZ reports that, based on a recently obtained search warrant, a latex mask and fake identification were both recovered from the same New Orleans hotel room in which Robert Durst was arrested.
- Latex Mask: The mask was reportedly designed to fully cover Durst’s head and neck, altering the appearance of his face.
- Fake ID: The false identification was a Texas ID under the name of “Everette Ward.”
According to TMZ, the warrant also claims that Robert Durst attempted to use the fake identification along with the latex rubber mask to get out of the country. In addition to the mask and ID, Durst also had a substantial amount of cash in his possession. However, the distribution of the money could be considered more questionable than the amount.
“Durst had more than $42,000 in cash, but the money was in hundred dollar bills, parceled out in various small envelopes.”
Durst allegedly admitted to the police that he wanted to “ship a large sum of cash,” which is likely why the money was kept inside of envelopes. A UPS tracking number, which was also located inside of the hotel, may have been used for that reason.
However, according to the report, bank records show that Robert Durst had withdrawn a lot more money than the $42,000 stashed in envelopes that were obtained by the authorities.
“[Robert Durst] 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).”
Durst was arrested on Saturday at the Marriott hotel located on Canal Street in New Orleans. His arrest was reportedly not linked to the 1982 disappearance of his wife, Kathleen Durst.
According to the New York Times, the arrest was actually in connection with the 2000 death of Susan Berman.
However, Westchester authorities claim that they are still investigating the disappearance of Kathleen Durst.
After viewing the HBO documentary about Robert Durst, The Jinx, Kathleen’s brother James McCormack expressed his belief of approaching closure for his sister.
“Closure is near at hand; I feel in my heart.”
The report confirms that Robert Durst was intercepted by FBI agents as he was mumbling to himself while walking towards an elevator. Durst was registered at the hotel under the same name found on his false identification card.
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