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Westchester Native Durst May Face Civil Lawsuit in Wife's Disappearance

Scarsdale native Robert Durst is facing murder charges in Los Angeles and weapons charges in Louisiana.
Scarsdale native Robert Durst is facing murder charges in Los Angeles and weapons charges in Louisiana. Photo Credit: File

LEWISBORO, N. Y. -- Millionaire Robert Durst, Scarsdale native and former Lewisboro resident, may soon face more legal troubles as the family of his missing wife took a step toward filing a civil lawsuit against him, according to New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer.

The mystery surrounding the 1982 disappearance of Durst's wife, Kathleen, has continued to draw interest. Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki made "All Good Things," a movie inspired by the case, then interviewed Durst for the  HBO documentary miniseries "The Jinx," Daily Intelligencer said.

This week, criminal lawyer Alex Spiro filed a petition in New York county court to have Kathleen's brother, Jim McCormack, appointed administrator of Kathleen's estate. The reason, the lawyer said, was so McCormack could help with proceedings in a "possible wrongful death action" against Durst, the Daily Intelligencer reported.

Meanwhile, Durst, 72, sits in federal prison on drug and gun charges. He's expected to face trial in Los Angeles for the death of his friend Susan Berman.

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