‘Jinx’ Director Andrew Jarecki: It Took Many Months to Find Incriminating Audio
HBO’s The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst finally came to conclusion on Sunday night. The finale premiered less than one day after Robert Durst was arrested in New Orleans on a warrant connected to the reopened murder case of Susan Berman, Durst’s unofficial spokeswoman and friend. In the final moments of the show, Durst is heard saying that he “killed them all,” a possible reference to his wife, neighbor and Susan Berman.
Durst is an heir to a billion-dollar New York real estate firm. He was a prime suspect in his wife’s disappearance and is accused of dismembering his neighbor’s body.
Andrew Jarecki, director of The Jinx, made an appearance on Good Morning America Monday where he described the discovery of the incriminating audio as “chilling”. Authorities had the audio for months, but no official deal with law enforcement had been made. Jarecki stated that he had no idea Durst would be arrested on Saturday, nor did he have any control over when or why he would be arrested.
Durst’s second interview for the miniseries, which was a part of Sunday’s finale, took place three years ago. It took Jarecki and his small crew many months to find the bathroom audio of Durst’s confession. Reportedly, an anonymous source told the Los Angeles Times that the documentary played a role in Durst’s recent arrest.