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Family asks judge to declare Robert Durst's missing ex dead

6 months 3 weeks 4 days ago April 01, 2016 Apr 1, 2016 Friday, April 01 2016 April 01, 2016 12:30 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow

NEW YORK - Family of the ex-wife of troubled New York real estate heir Robert Durst have asked a judge to declare her legally dead 34 years after she was last seen.

In affidavits filed in Manhattan Surrogate's Court this week, Kathleen Durst's sisters and mother ask a judge to issue a death certificate.

They need a judge's declaration to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against Robert Durst.

The family believes the 72-year-old millionaire killed Kathleen Durst in 1982. He hasn't been charged in connection with her disappearance.

Los Angeles prosecutors allege Durst killed a friend in 2000 to keep her from talking to authorities about Kathleen.

Attorney Richard DeGuerin (duh-GEHR'-uhn) says Durst is not responsible for the death or the disappearance.

He pleaded guilty last month to a weapons charge in Louisiana.

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