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Bedford Set As Filming Location For Robert Durst Documentary

A scene for an upcoming documentary based on the story of Scarsdale’s Robert Durst will be shot in Bedford Hills on April 13.
A scene for an upcoming documentary based on the story of Scarsdale’s Robert Durst will be shot in Bedford Hills on April 13. Photo Credit: cniphotos on Flickr

BEDFORD, N.Y. – A scene for an upcoming documentary based on the story of Scarsdale's Robert Durst and his wife—who was last seen getting on a train in Bedford 30 years ago—will be shot in Bedford Hills on April 13, the Journal News reported .

The documentary comes from filmmaker Marc Smerling, who co-wrote the screenplay for the 2010 movie based on Durst’s life called “All Good Things.” Smerling talked to Durst after the release of that movie, the report said.

Smerling told the Bedford Town Board last week in an application for the filming permit it was a conversation that rekindled his passion for the story.

The film will revisit a mystery tale that began on Jan. 31, 1982, after Durst said he put his wife, Katie Durst, on a train to Manhattan and never saw her again, the Journal News said.

The police investigation was reopened in 2000 after Durst moved to Texas. Soon after, Durst’s friend Susan Berman—who police wanted to speak to in regards to the case—was fatally shot in Los Angeles.

Durst would eventually be arrested in 2001 for the murder of his neighbor Morris Black, telling police he shot his neighbor accidentally and proceeded to dismember him in a panic. After being acquitted for murder but arrested for the dismemberment and gun possession.

After being released on from jail on parole in 2006, it was reported and confirmed that Durst purchased a townhouse in Harlem and has been seen there at times since 2011.

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