On Tuesday, seven police officers raided Robert Durst's Houston condo, the Robinhood, eventually departing the 14th-floor apartment with two cardboard boxes. The accused murderer and Manhattan real estate scion has lived in the Houston highrise for many years, so there are likely a few examples of his now-infamous block letter handwriting contained within. A neighbor told CNN that the 71-year-old Durst, who was charged with the murder of his friend Susan Berman on Monday, the day after the final segment of HBO's true crime documentary "The Jinx" aired, was "no quirkier than anyone else in the building."
Indeed, Durst sometimes attended homeowners' association meetings and chatted with his neighbors about real estate. The embattled anti-hero of "The Jinx" comes from one of New York's most powerful real estate dynasties, but is now estranged from his family (which has developed some 17 skyscrapers and major buildings in Manhattan.)
"I'm not surprised they're acting like a bunch of Keystone Kops, particularly after being embarrassed by the TV program," Durst's Houston attorney Dick DeGuerin told CNN. "And I'll be even more surprised if they find anything of any evidentiary value whatsoever."
· Police carry 2 boxes from home of millionaire Robert Durst [AP}
· Robert Durst's Fall From Real Estate Heir to Accused Murderer [Curbed NY]
· Did Robert Durst Admit to Three Murders in The Jinx Finale? [CNY]
· Robert Durst of The Jinx's Family Real Estate Empire, Mapped [CNY]
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