Durst was released in 2003 after admitting he had dismembered a neighbor for ‘self-defense’.
Robert Durst, the heir to a fortune in real estate in New York and starred in a documentary on unsolved crimes, was arrested Saturday night in New Orleans as part of an investigation that takes place in Los Angeles.
The arrest comes as authorities interviewing new witnesses the murder of Susan Berman, who was a friend of Durst.
For years, Durst suspicions have surrounded the disappearance of his first wife in 1982 and the death of a friend 15 years ago.
In 2003, Durst was also acquitted of the murder of a neighbor, considering the jury that he acted in self-defense, although later dismembered the corpse.
The suspect was arrested late on Saturday in New Orleans, according to Sunday on the public registry maintained by the sheriff of the city.
The agents conducted the arrest pursuant to an order sent from the County of Los Angeles, California, which by now were not disclosed details.
The arrest came just hours before the broadcast tonight’s final episode of “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst” documentary series produced by HBO on eccentric millionaire.
According to several media, the Attorney of Los Angeles decided to reopen after the program began the investigation into the murder in 2000 of Berman, a close friend of Durst, but for now it is not known whether the arrest is linked to that case.
In 2003, Durst was spared jail after a Texas jury considers that acted in self defense when he killed Morris Black, a neighbor who lived across the hall from an apartment building.
According to the official version, Morris died when the two men struggled for a gun that was fired by accident.
Then Durst dismembered the body and dumped the remains in Galveston Bay, Texas, which justified the fear that the authorities did not believe that the shooting was accidental.
The jury accepted the version of self-defense, against the theory of tax that the accused had committed murder to appropriate the identity of the victim.
Durst, legal problems for years, lived in Galveston since 2000 posing as a mute woman, and prosecutors said during the process is “a cold-blooded murderer.”
Last year, the heir to the estate of the Durst family fortune was arrested in Houston, also in Texas, for urinating in section trinkets from a shop.
The arrest warrant, publishes the website of Los Angeles Times, says Durst is charged with first-degree murder; a source who requested anonymity told the newspaper that it is the crime of Berman