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April 12, 1943: Robert Durst, the oldest son of real estate mogul Seymour Durst, is born. He grew up in Scarsdale, New York. At the age of 7, Durst claimed he witnessed his mother fall to her death from the roof of their Scarsdale home. The Durst family insists he did not witness the fall.
1973: Durst marries his first wife, Kathleen “Kathie” McCormack.
January 31, 1982: Kathie Durst is last seen alive. Robert Durst claimed she got on a train near their home in Westchester County, New York and headed to their Upper West Side apartment in Manhattan. A door man at the apartment initially told police he saw Kathie enter the apartment building, but he later recanted that claim.
February 5, 1982: Durst reports his wife missing to authorities.
1990: Durst divorces Kathie eight years after she vanished, the New York Times reported in 2001.
Late 2000: New York police reopen the investigation into Kathie Durst’s disappearance.
December 11, 2000: Durst marries his current wife, Debrah Lee Charatan.
December 19, 2000: Durst flies from New York to San Francisco.
December 22, 2000: Susan Berman, Durst’s longtime friend, is last seen alive. Berman dropped off a friend at his residence around 10:30 p.m. and drove away alone.
December 23, 2000: Durst leaves San Francisco on a 10 p.m. flight back to New York.
December 24, 2000: Susan Berman is found shot to death inside her Beverly Hills, California, home. Police say she was shot once in the back of the head.
December 27, 2000: Beverly Hills police receive an anonymous letter alerting them to a “cadaver” at Berman’s residence. The letter was postmarked on December 23, 2000, the day before her body was found.
January 9, 2001: Los Angeles police receive a letter postmarked from New York that is entitled “possible motive for Susan Berman murder.” The letter refers to the disappearance of Kathie Durst and her case being reopened. The letter indicates that Berman had suspected Durst of being involved in his wife’s disappearance, according to search warrant documents.
January 15, 2001: Berman’s longtime friend tells police that Berman told her Durst had sent her a check for $25,000, accompanied by note describing the money as a gift. A deposit slip found in Berman’s residence showed a $25,000 deposit on November 21, 2000.
January 31, 2001: According to Durst, he went back to California for one day to attend Berman’s memorial service, but decided against it because of media attention.
September 28, 2001: Durst claims he kills his neighbor, Morris Black, in self-defense while living in Galveston, Texas. He then dismembered the body, placed the remains in plastic garbage bags, and dumped the bags in the Galveston Bay. Durst had been living in Galveston, disguising himself as a mute woman, to hide from the media attention surrounding his wife’s disappearance and Berman’s death.
September 30, 2001: Black’s body parts are discovered in Galveston Bay. His head was never found.
October 9, 2001: Durst is arrested for Black’s murder.
October 10, 2001: Durst posts $300,000 bail and is released from police custody.
October 16, 2001: Durst is scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment, but never shows. His bail was subsequently revoked and a warrant for his arrest was issued.
November 30, 2001: Durst is arrested on the fugitive murder warrant in Bath, Pennsylvania. He is extradited back to Galveston.
November 11, 2003: Durst is found not guilty of Black’s murder. He argued at trial that he acted in self-defense.
December 3, 2010: Andrew Jarecki’s dramatized film about Durst’s life, “All Good Things,” is released.
October 2014: Durst begins daily withdrawals of $9,000 for 35 consecutive days, according to search warrant documents.
February 8, 2015: HBO’s “The Jinx,” a six-part documentary series on Durst’s life, premieres.
March 14, 2015: Durst is arrested for the murder of Susan Berman. In his possession, police say they found a gun, more than $40,000 in cash, a fake ID, and a latex mask.
March 15, 2015: The final episode of HBO’s “The Jinx” airs. During the episode, filmmakers confront Durst with a letter he wrote to Berman and the “cadaver” letter sent to police alerting them to a body at Berman’s home. The handwriting on the letters shows striking similarities. Durst denies writing the “cadaver” letter.