The ex-husband of first girl Jill Biden has been approached by New York state investigators relating to the 1982 disappearance of Robert Durst’s first wife, in line with a report, as a Westchester County grand jury on the millionaire actual property scion-turned-convicted killer is ready to convene subsequent week. 

Bill Stevenson, a businessman from Delaware who was beforehand married to President Biden’s wife, has been approached by state investigators looking for extra details about his alleged extramarital affair with Kathie Durst, News 12 Westchester first reported Wednesday, citing a number of nameless sources. 

The outlet first sat down with Stevenson for a two-hour interview earlier this 12 months to element how his lifelong friendship with Kathie Durst took an intimate flip in 1982, days earlier than she went lacking. 

He claimed Robert Durst barged in on them and directed violent threats at her. 


“The next thing I realize, we hear pounding on the door. It’s like 7:20 in the morning. She runs out of the bedroom and runs back in and says, ‘It’s Bob.’ I jumped up. I ran out,” Stevenson beforehand stated within the on-camera interview months in the past. “Then all of a sudden, he screams something – he had a wad of cash rolled up and hit her right in the face with it. It was so crazy, and he started yelling, ‘Kathleen, this isn’t going to happen.’ People have to understand that this guy is a monster.” 

News 12 additionally reported {that a} Westchester grand jury will convene no later than Monday to look into Durst’s connection to Kathie’s disappearance. 

Also citing an nameless supply, The Associated Press beforehand reported that Westchester District Attorney Mimi Rocah had determined to take the case to a grand jury – however there hadn’t been a selected timing for that. This growth involves gentle a day earlier than 78-year-old Robert Durst, who stays behind bars and battling most cancers in California, is anticipated to be sentenced Thursday for the 2000 killing of his greatest buddy, Susan Berman. 

Prosecutors say Berman was his confidante and helped him cowl up Kathie Durst’s killing. 

Durst, the eccentric inheritor to a household of New York City builders, sat all through the trial in a wheelchair, spoke slowly in a strained, raspy voice when he testified in his personal protection and skim his lawyer’s questions from a pill giving live transcriptions as a result of he struggles with listening to. Los Angeles prosecutors say Durst shot Berman at her Los Angeles residence in December 2000 as she was getting ready to inform police about her involvement in Kathie Durst’s demise. She had instructed pals she offered a phony alibi for him after his wife vanished, prosecutors stated.

“He’s a narcissistic psychopath. He killed his wife and then he had to keep killing to cover it up,” Deputy District Attorney John Lewin stated after Durst’s conviction within the Los Angeles case.

Kathie Durst was 29 and in her last months of medical faculty when she vanished on Jan. 31, 1982. She and Robert Durst, who was 38 on the time, had been married practically 9 years and had been dwelling in South Salem, close to the Connecticut border. Her physique was by no means discovered. At the request of her household, she was declared legally useless in 2017.

Robert Durst claimed to police that on the night time of her disappearance, he’d put her on a prepare to New York City, had a drink with a neighbor after which spoke with Kathie Durst by phone whereas she stayed at their Manhattan condo. They’d been preventing earlier within the night, he stated. Just a few weeks earlier than that, Kathie Durst went to the hospital with facial accidents she stated had been brought about by Robert Durst.

In the 2015 HBO documentary “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,” he admitted he made up the main points about seeing his neighbor and speaking to Kathie Durst by cellphone, saying he did so as a result of he was “hoping that would just make everything go away.”

In the identical documentary, after filmmakers confronted Durst with proof linking him to Berman’s killing, he stepped off digital camera and muttered to himself on a live microphone within the lavatory: “Killed them all, of course.”

Robert Durst, who divorced Kathie Durst in 1990 citing abandonment, was by no means charged in her disappearance regardless of a number of efforts over the years to shut the case. Authorities reopened the case in 1999, looking a lake and the couple’s residence.

While all that was taking place, Durst fled to Galveston, Texas, the place he was accused of killing a neighbor, Morris Black. Durst then chopped up Black’s physique and tossed it out to sea. Durst claimed self-defense — that he and Black had been struggling for management of a gun — and was acquitted. He was convicted of destroying proof for discarding the physique components.

Durst, testifying within the Los Angeles trial, denied killing Kathie Durst. After her medical faculty referred to as to report that she hadn’t been going to class, he stated he figured she was “out someplace having fun” and advised that maybe drug use was responsible.

“It hadn’t occurred to me that anything had happened to her,” Durst testified in August. “It was more like: What had Kathie done to Kathie?”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.