Brother of Robert Durst’s Missing First Wife Claims He Was Abusive: ‘There’s No Doubt’ He Killed Her

The first wife of real estate scion Robert Durst has been officially declared dead, 35 years after she was last seen.

A judge with the Surrogate’s Court in Manhattan set Kathleen Durst’s date of death at January 31, 1987, exactly five years after she disappeared in 1982.

Although Durst has long been suspected in Kathleen’s death, he has never been criminally charged.  The declaration of her death opens the door for Durst’s siblings to pursue a civil suit.

Allegations of Abuse

Kathleen Durst’s brother, Jim McCormack, speaks out in Saturday’s episode of Murder Made Me Famous on the Reelz Channel. In the episode, he talks about the relationship between his sister and Durst. (Durst and his lawyers declined to participate in the show.)


During the first year of their relationship, the Dursts lived in the woods in Vermont.

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