A search warrant for Robert Durst’s Houston home released Wednesday offers a window into what investigators say they know about the New York real estate scion accused of murder.
The warrant contains details about a letter at the heart of the 2000 murder of Durst’s friend, L.A. writer Susan Berman. Durst was charged in her slaying on Monday.
In the warrant, investigators say Durst had a net worth of $100 million and that he had been making daily cash withdrawals of $9,000.
Items allegedly found in room
When Durst was arrested at a New Orleans hotel on Saturday, investigators said they discovered he had rented the room under a false name, Everette Ward, and a matching fake Texas identification card.
Confronted by an FBI agent about the fake card, according to the warrant Durst said, “That’s pretty good…”
Investigators also recovered cash from the hotel room: $42,631, mostly $100 bills packed in small envelopes, according to the search warrant.
They also recovered a number of items from the room that indicated Durst was preparing to flee: his birth certificate and passport, UPS documents and tracking numbers “for a shipment of a large sum of cash monies,” a rubber mask and a .38 revolver with one spent shell casing and four live rounds.
Books about Durst’s disappearance
Items investigator say they seized from his Houston apartments Tuesday included CDs, more than a half-dozen credit cards, checks from seven different banks, a cellphone, court documents, photographs and two books about his wife’s disappearance, “Without A Trace” and “A Deadly Secret.”
Read the full search warrant here.