Investigation Discovery’s latest installment in its Murder Mystery franchise will cover the life of Robert Durst, the infamous New York real estate mogul who was long-wanted for murder.
Robert Durst: An ID Murder Mystery takes a look at the investigation of the murder of Durst’s close friend Susan Berman, who was found shot execution-style nearly two decades ago. It was suspected that Durst may have killed Berman to prevent her from telling police about his wife Kathleen’s disappearance from New York in 1982. The brutal killing of Durst’s neighbor, Morris Black, is looked into as well. The two-part special event will air on Monday, January 21, and Tuesday, January 22, at 9 p.m., on Investigation Discovery.
Produced for Investigation Discovery by American Media and Jupiter Entertainment, Robert Durst: An ID Murder Mystery will feature all-new and exclusive interviews with Jim and Sharon McCormack, Kathleen’s brother and sister-in-law; Ruth Mayer and Ellen Strauss, Kathleen’s friends; Dick DeGuerin, Durst’s defense attorney; and Susan Criss, the former judge who presided over the 2003 trial for the murder of Morris Black where Durst was acquitted.
Durst, whose story was previously explored in HBO’s The Jinx documentary series, has maintained his innocence. He was arrested for Berman’s murder in 2015 and remains jailed without bail.
“Truth is stranger than fiction, and there are few stories as bizarre—and, frankly, disturbing—as the one currently unraveling, today, around Robert Durst,” said Henry Schleiff, group president of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. “The adage that money can’t buy happiness rings especially true in the epic tale of Robert Durst—and, perhaps, in this case, we’ll learn that it also can’t buy freedom.”