15Cause Of Mother’s Tragic Demise
Robert Durst grew up in Scarsdale, New York. He is the oldest of four children. His mother was Bernice Herstein, an American socialite, and his father was Seymour Durst, a major real estate investor. As a child, Robert received lots of counselling due to his mother’s early death at age
32. In 1950 when Robert was seven years old he claims he saw his mother’s tragic end. His dad allegedly took him to a hall window in the middle of the night where he could see his mother on the roof in her nightgown. He supposedly waved to her but is not sure if she saw him. Robert then claims she then jumped off. This scene was recreated in a six-part documentary series on HBO called The Jinx. However, in a March 2015 interview with the New York Times, his brother Douglas claims that Robert did not actually see what happened that night.