Robert Durst Had Latex Mask, Fake ID and $42,000 Cash When Arrested

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Robert Durst

The real estate heir, featured on HBO's 'The Jinx,' faces murder charges for the death of Susan Berman.

Robert Durst had a latex mask, $42,000 in cash and a fake ID in his New Orleans hotel room at the time of his Saturday arrest

The revelations were made public via the search warrant that Houston police filed on Tuesday to search his home. The real estate heir is awaiting a transfer to Los Angeles to face murder charges for the 2000 death of Susan Berman.

The money consisted mostly of $100 bills, which were in small envelopes, while the mask could be used to cover a person's head and neck. Durst's room also contained a fraudulent Texas ID card with the name "Everette Ward."

A prosecutor said on Tuesday that marijuana and a revolver were found in his hotel room as well.

The warrant shows that Durst's net worth was estimated at $100 million at the time of the arrest, according to the FBI. The FBI alleges that he had been withdrawing up to $9,000 per day since the fall of 2014.

Durst was the focus of HBO series The Jinx, which aired its finale on Sunday. He is considered a suicide risk and has been moved from a New Orleans jail to a state prison with mental health facilities.

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