UPDATE 1: Durst waived his right to contest an extradition to Los Angeles during a court appearance in Louisiana on Monday. He will be relocated to Los Angeles to be questioned, and potentially charged with the murder of Ms. Berman in 2000.
"Police and prosecutors would not comment on what led them to accuse Durst now. But one source involved in the recent deliberations, who requested anonymity because of the ongoing investigation, said the documentary had played a role" according to the Los Angeles Times.
“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,” the LAPD said in a statement issued Sunday.
Update 2: Durst has been formally charged with first-degree murder by Los Angeles prosecutors for Susan Berman's death. He is eligible for the death penalty.
You thought you were shocked by the ending of The Jinx last night? Not as shocked as filmmaker Andrew Jarecki, whose documentary crew didn't even find the disturbing, guttural bathroom audio of Robert Durst asking himself, "What did you do? Killed them all, of course" until almost two years after their filming had ended—because they only listened to the audio only tracks at the end of editing the series.
Durst, the multi-millionaire skyscraper heir who has faced suspicion of two unsolved murders that occured between 1982 and 2000—and had previously been acquitted of one murder when he famously testified, "I did not kill my best friend; I did dismember him"—was arrested this weekend in New Orleans after some new evidence possibly linked him to a Beverly Hills murder. And yesterday, the documentary series concluded with an audio-only admission by Durst that Jarecki wasn't present for—because it happened in the bathroom while Durst was still mic'd.
Jarecki told Good Morning America this morning that he's been in contact with authorities for the past two years, and even hired security for himself and his family while the series—and Jarecki's own downplaying of his gotcha moment with Durst—provided authorities enough time to get a warrant for Durst's arrest.