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Sunday, March 15, 2015

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Los Angeles: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in New Orleans, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Police Department arrested Robert Durst yesterday afternoon for the December 2000 murder of Susan Berman.

The long term investigation was conducted by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Los Angeles and New York, Westchester County District Attorney's Office and New York State Police.

Berman's body was discovered in her West Los Angeles home on Christmas Eve 2000. Since that time the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division has conducted an investigation into Ms. Berman's death.

As a result of investigative leads and additional evidence that has come to light in the past year, investigators have identified Robert Durst as the person responsible for Ms. Berman's death.

Investigator's in concert with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Major Crimes Section secured an Arrest warrant for Robert Durst for the murder of Susan Berman and arrested Mr. Durst on Saturday, March 14, 2015, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Arrangements will be made to seek Mr. Durst extradition from Louisiana to California.

For further information, contact LAPD Media Relations at (213) 486-5910. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.



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