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VT LYNNE SCHULZE: Missing from Middlebury, VT - 10 December 1971 - Age 17

Discussion in 'Missing 1900 to 1979' started by Akoya, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

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    Lynne Kathryn Schulze was a freshman at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont and grew up in Simsbury, Connecticut. She was an avid outdoors person and spent many of her weekends exploring and hiking in New England. She frequently hitchhiked but always returned home. She was very close with her family and it was out of character for her to not be in touch. She was last seen on Friday, December 10, 1971, which was the first day of her final exams. She left behind all of her personal property, including her wallet and sleeping bag.

    In July 2012, police received an anonymous tip that Robert Durst owned a health food store in Middlebury around the time of Lynne's disappearance. In 2015, Durst was arrested on a first-degree murder charge of Susan Berman, his longtime friend, who was killed in 2000. In 2003, he was acquitted in the 2001 dismemberment death of his neighbor while living in Texas. Durst has long been suspected in the 1982 disappearance of his first wife, Kathie Durst. While Durst is not a suspect in Lynne's disappearance, police are investigating a possible link.


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    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/6975/47/

    NamUs MP # 6975
    Lynne Schulze
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    Addison County, Vermont
    18 year old white female

    Case Report - NamUs MP # 6975

    Case Information
    Status Missing
    First name Lynne
    Middle name Kathryn
    Last name Schulze
    Nickname/Alias
    Date last seen December 10, 1971 14:15
    Date entered 04/28/2010
    Age last seen 18 to 18 years old
    Age now 64 years old
    Race White
    Ethnicity
    Sex Female
    Height (inches) 63.0
    Weight (pounds) 105.0 to 125.0

    Circumstances
    City Middlebury
    State Vermont
    Zip code
    County Addison
    Circumstances
    Lynne was last seen on Court Steet (US Route 7) in Middlebury, Vermont outside of the bus stop and health food store.

    Physical
    Hair color Brown
    Head hair
    light brown
    Left eye color Blue
    Right eye color Blue

    Scars and marks
    Lynne had severe acne at the time of her disappearance

    Other distinctive
    physical characteristics
    Lynne had severe acne at the time of her disappearance

    Clothing
    Lynne was last seen wearing blue jeans, a maroon pullover sweater and a brown ski parka

    Dental
    Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered

    DNA
    Status: Sample available - Not yet submitted

    Fingerprint Information
    Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

    Investigating Agency
    Title Detective
    First name Kris
    Last name Bowdish
    Phone (802)388-3191
    Website www.middleburypolice.org
    Case number 92-MB-1939
    Date reported
    Jurisdiction Local
    Agency Middlebury Police Department
    Address 1 1 Lucius Shaw Lane
    Address 2
    City Middlebury
    State Vermont
    Zip code 05753
     
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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1582dfvt.html

    1582DFVT - Lynne Kathryn Schulze
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    Name: Lynne Kathryn Schulze
    Case Classification: Endangered Missing
    Missing Since: December 10, 1971
    Location Last Seen: Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont

    Physical Description
    Date of Birth: February 9, 1954
    Age: 17 years old
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Height: 5'3"
    Weight: 115 lbs.
    Hair Color: Light brown
    Eye Color: Blue
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Severe acne on her face.

    Identifiers
    Dentals: Available
    Fingerprints: Not available
    DNA: Sample available - not yet submitted

    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Blue jeans, brown ski parka and maroon pullover sweater.
    Jewelry: Unknown
    Additional Personal Items: Unknown

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Lynne Kathryn Schulze was a freshman at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont and grew up in Simsbury, Connecticut. She was an avid outdoors person and spent many of her weekends exploring and hiking in New England. She frequently hitchhiked but always returned home. She was very close with her family and it was out of character for her to not be in touch. She was last seen on Friday, December 10, 1971, which was the first day of her final exams. She left behind all of her personal property, including her wallet and sleeping bag.

    The following is a timeline of the day she disappeared:

    • 7:45 AM Lynne’s roommate leaves and Lynne is still sleeping.
    • 12:30 PM Lynne is seen by a fellow student outside a building that houses the bus station and a local health food store, All Good Things, on Court Street in Middlebury. She is eating dried prunes that she purchased at All Good Things and says she is going to New York, but the bus has already left. Lynne walked back to campus with a fellow college student.
    • 12:45 PM Lynne is seen by a friend and fellow student in her dorm room. The two have a final exam together at 1:00 PM. Lynne does not want to talk about the exam, and is distracted and looking for her favorite pen.
    • 12:50 PM Lynne is seen by the same friend and is still in her dorm room.
    • 12:55 PM Lynne is no longer in her dorm room and the friend goes to the final exam.
    • 1:00 PM Lynne did not take her final exam.
    • 2:15 PM Lynne is seen standing on Court Street by another fellow college student. She is across from the bus station and the health food store. This is the last time she is ever seen.


    In July 2012, police received an anonymous tip that Robert Durst owned a health food store in Middlebury around the time of Lynne's disappearance. In 2015, Durst was arrested on a first-degree murder charge of Susan Berman, his longtime friend, who was killed in 2000. In 2003, he was acquitted in the 2001 dismemberment death of his neighbor while living in Texas. Durst has long been suspected in the 1982 disappearance of his first wife, Kathie Durst. While Durst is not a suspect in Lynne's disappearance, police are investigating a possible link.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    Agency Name: Middlebury Police Department
    Agency Contact Person: Detective Kris Bowdish
    Agency Phone Number: 802-388-3191
    Agency E-Mail: kbowdish(at)middleburypolice.org
    Agency Case Number: 92-MB-1939

    Agency Name: Vermont State Police
    Agency Contact Person: Lt. Reg Trayah
    Agency Phone Number: 802-244-8781
    Agency E-Mail: reg.trayah(at)vermont.gov
    Agency Case Number: 92-MB-1939

    NCIC Case Number: Unknown
    NamUs Case Number: 6975

    Information Source(s)
    Vermont State Police
    NamUs
    Vermont Missing Persons
    Middlebury Police Department
    Motorcyclist Online: Looking for Lynne Schulze
    ABC News
    Burlington Free Press News Archive
    The Addison Independent News Archive

    Admin Notes
    Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 7/14/2017
     
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  5. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1582dfvt.html

    In July 2012, police received an anonymous tip that Robert Durst owned a health food store in Middlebury around the time of Lynne's disappearance. In 2015, Durst was arrested on a first-degree murder charge of Susan Berman, his longtime friend, who was killed in 2000. In 2003, he was acquitted in the 2001 dismemberment death of his neighbor while living in Texas. Durst has long been suspected in the 1982 disappearance of his first wife, Kathie Durst. While Durst is not a suspect in Lynne's disappearance, police are investigating a possible link.
     
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    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://www.courant.com/news/connect...msbury-lynne-schulze-0329-20150329-story.html

    Simsbury Mystery Tied To Robert Durst In Vermont

    Could millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst be tied to the disappearance of a Simsbury teen in 1971?

    March 29, 2015

    IMSBURY — Former state legislator Rob Heagney was stunned as he drove to work this past week and heard the name of a classmate he had not seen in more than 43 years.

    As a member of the Simsbury High School Class of 1971, Heagney knew the story that had captivated his class for decades: the disappearance of 18-year-old Lynne Schulze without a trace from the Middlebury College campus in Vermont during final exams of her freshman year in college.

    But Heagney was now hearing on his car radio that New York City real estate heir Robert Durst, who was recently charged with murder in a high-profile shooting in Los Angeles — featured in a six-part HBO documentary — was also being investigated by police in Schulze's disappearance. Schulze had purchased dried prunes at a store that Durst owned on the last day that she was seen alive.

    "It's unbelievable,'' Heagney said in an interview. "I was driving to work, and I heard this guy Durst could have been involved. I said, 'Holy mackerel.' I never heard of him being in Middlebury. They said he was running a health food store in Vermont, and I said this couldn't be more bizarre. He's from a family of real estate moguls in New York City. What is he doing at a health food store in Vermont?''
    Ellen Strauss went to college with Kathleen Durst. Here, Strauss reflects on her friend's 1982 disappearance as well as the recent arrest of Robert Durst.

    Durst, a multimillionaire who inherited $65 million from his wealthy family's real estate empire, was married for nine years to Kathie McCormack Durst, who disappeared after threatening to divorce Durst in 1982. In 2000, Durst's friend, Susan Berman, was asked by investigators to discuss that case and Berman was later found shot in the back of the head. In 2001, Durst was arrested and charged in Texas with the murder of his neighbor, Morris Black. Durst admitted shooting Black, dismembering his body, and dumping it into Galveston Bay, but said the killing was in self defense. A jury acquitted him.
    In March, Durst was featured in an HBO series about his life, called "The Jinx." The series shed light on new evidence and leads, and included a clip of Durst muttering, "killed them all, of course." Durst was arrested by the FBI and charged with first-degree murder in connection with Berman's death.

    Schulze's disappearance, in 1971, preceded all of these events.
     
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    Suddenly, She Vanished

    Unlike now, when disappearances are reported almost immediately, the idea of a college student joining a commune or abruptly traveling was not unusual in 1971. In an era without cellphones, laptops and email, parents often were not in constant contact with their children. Schulze's disappearance was not reported to the police immediately, and the first newspaper article on her case was not published until six weeks after her disappearance on Dec. 10, 1971.

    Schulze's family initially was unsure what happened to their daughter and asked the police initially not to spread the word about her disappearance, according to Middlebury police. News reports from that time say some thought she might have been depressed and taken a bus ride to clear her head. But Schulze's sister said her mother never believed the theories about disappearing and always believed that her daughter was the victim of foul play. Middlebury police said it was not true that Schulze had been hitchhiking out of town.

    Back in Simsbury, the young members of the Class of 1971 were stunned decades ago upon hearing that their high-achieving classmate had suddenly vanished.

    "It was huge, particularly since she just disappeared,'' recalled Heagney, now 61. "For the people in my class, it was just absolutely shocking that this would happen, particularly when you go to a college in Middlebury, Vermont, where you couldn't be much safer than that.''

    In her high school days, Schulze was known as a bright student, gaining a "merit citation'' for one of the highest PSAT scores in her class and gaining admission to Middlebury, a highly competitive liberal arts college. She lived in a comfortable neighborhood with her family on Brook Drive on 1.24 acres. The semi-rural neighborhood near the Simsbury Farms recreation complex is known for well-maintained homes in the upscale suburb that are within easy commuting distance of Hartford. Her father was a successful nuclear physicist for Combustion Engineering in Windsor, and the family eventually moved out of Simsbury and settled in the 1970s in Iran.

    Schulze was part of a small group of about a dozen friends who grew close in high school and remained friends into college. One of them was Dexter Ford, an author and contributing writer to The New York Times who wrote decades later about his experiences with Schulze and his other friends.

    Ford wrote in Motorcyclist Magazine that he and Schulze were part of the same group in high school. They would stay up all night, hanging out in a deserted cabin not too far from Schulze's house, he wrote. He said the friends would "throw wild parties," smoking, drinking, jumping naked from a rope swing into a nearby reservoir. Then, after high school, he wrote, they all "shuffled off" to their respective liberal arts colleges, "like the good little yuppies we were supposed to be."

    Ford, who now lives in California, wrote that he had talked with Schulze about the future after they attended a concert together with their friends in New Hampshire.

    "I told her about a fantasy I had — of faking my own death and starting over, somewhere else, all by myself,'' Ford wrote. "I felt that the person I was had little to do with me, and a whole lot to do with my hometown, my parents and their expectations. I didn't feel like a person, I felt like a product, I said. Lynne understood all about my fantasy. She said she'd been feeling that way herself. I never really intended to follow through with my goofball plan. The truth is, it was only talk. We were just two scared, lonely kids talking their way through the night.''

    Ford wrote that he finally decided to return to Vermont three decades after Schulze's disappearance. He visited Lynne's old dorm where he had seen parents helping their daughters move in. "Both are gone now — they both died without knowing what happened to their tanned, smart, stubborn, bright-eyed girl.''

    Around the time Schulze disappeared, former Simsbury resident Betsy Fleming Fisher said, she remembers being in the public school class taught by Virginia Schulze, Lynne's mother.

    One day, Virginia Schulze invited the entire class to her home to bake bread, Fisher said. On the Schulze's refrigerator was a newspaper clipping about their daughter's disappearance with her photo.

    "I never forgot seeing that picture on the fridge," said Fisher, who is the sister of former state Sen. James Fleming. "[Virginia Schulze] never said anything about it, but everyone kind of knew. It was this horrible, unspoken thing."

    As the sixth child out of seven, Fisher said, a couple of her older siblings knew Schulze, and her parents had warned her about Schulze's disappearance. Fisher said her father also worked at the same Combustion Engineering company where Otto Schulze, Lynne's father, worked.

    "In a little town like Simsbury, where there has been, what, two murders in 300 years?" Fisher said. "It was unheard of."

    Fisher now teaches in Newport Beach, California, and said Virginia Schulze inspired her to take that career path.

    Pushing For Answers

    In the same way that Schulze's friends and family have been baffled for decades, Fairfield County attorney Ellen Strauss has been pushing for answers since her best friend disappeared 33 years ago. But she is following a separate case — the disappearance of Durst's wife, Kathie, in 1982 after nine turbulent years of marriage.

    She's dug through Durst's garbage in the dead of night. She keeps boxes of overflowing files on him in her office.

    With the recent police investigation of the link to the Simsbury case, Strauss said it reminds her of her friend Kathie's disappearance. After seeing a picture of Schulze, she said she looks exactly like Kathie Durst.

    "She is a Kathie doppelganger," Strauss said of Schulze's connection to Durst. "Anything is possible."

    Middlebury Police Chief Thomas Hanley said Durst was not interviewed in the initial investigation of the disappearance of Schulze. But Hanley said police last year searched the property where Durst had lived in 1971 and found "nothing of interest."

    Like Kathie's case, Schulze's case has been open for a long time, Strauss said.

    "Without a body, it's really hard," she told The Courant in an interview. "She disappeared like Kathie did — off the face of the Earth."

    Strauss said she met Kathie in 1976 when they were both at college, and she met Durst just one time, at a graduation party at his house in South Salem, N.Y.

    Durst was not welcoming, nor sociable, she said.

    Over the years, Strauss said Kathie would call her to talk about Durst's violence, and she said one of his beatings landed Kathie in Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx.

    "[Kathie] warned us," Strauss said. "Her mantra was, 'If anything ever happens to me, don't let Bob get away with it.'"

    Durst's attorney, Dick DeGuerin, said in an email that he will not let Durst talk to Middlebury police about Schulze's disappearance, and does not think it was fair that Durst is being named as a person of interest in the case.

    Back in Simsbury, the Durst connection has raised hopes the Schulze's case will eventually be resolved.

    "It would be wonderful,'' Heagney said, "to give the family closure.''
     
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    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...rst-linked-to-missing-vermont-woman/70356264/

    Durst linked to missing Vermont woman

    Mike Donoghue, The Burlington (Vt.) Free PressPublished 9:25 p.m. ET March 23, 2015

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    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Robert Durst, the real estate millionaire who has been charged with murder and weapons offenses following an HBO documentary, has been linked to the 1971 disappearance of a Middlebury College female student, town police say.

    "We are aware of the connection between Robert Durst and the disappearance of Lynne Schulze," Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley said in a statement. "We have been aware of this connection for several years and have been working with various outside agencies as we follow this lead."

    Durst owned and operated the All Good Things health-food store in Middlebury during the early 1970s, police said.

    Judge refused to release infamous HBO star Robert Durst


    Schulze, 18, a Middlebury College freshman, was last seen standing across from the heath-food store and the Vermont Transit bus station on Court Street at about 2:15 p.m. Dec. 10, 1971, officials said. She also was seen earlier — at about 12:30 p.m. — outside the store eating dried prunes purchased at Durst's store.


    Hanley, whose department said Monday that he was unavailable for comment, noted in a news release that the Schulze case was reopened in 1992. The department made no mention of why the case was reopened then.

    "Although technically labeled 'cold,' the case has been continuously generating leads since the investigation was re-opened. We continue to follow up on all leads that we receive in this case," the veteran chief wrote.

    The Schulze investigation is not classified as a homicide, but it is one of the top whodunit cases for Middlebury police, along with the unsolved killing of a Porter Hospital nurse.

    Hanley said because the matter was an ongoing investigation, police would release no additional details.

    He asked that anybody with information call town police at 802-388-3191.

    The 71-year-old Durst is a member of a wealthy New York real estate family that runs 1 World Trade Center. He's charged with killing a woman 15 years ago in Los Angeles. He's been ordered held on weapons charges in Louisiana, where a judge decided he's a flight risk and a danger to others after considering what FBI agents found in his hotel room: an elaborate disguise and other escape tools.

    Durst was arrested at a hotel in New Orleans, where he had registered under a fake name and was lying low while HBO aired the final chapters of his life story, a documentary series called The Jinx.

    Durst brother-in-law wants him prosecuted in N.Y.


    The authorities said FBI agents found Durst's passport and birth certificate, stacks of $100 bills, bags of marijuana, a gun, a map folded to show Louisiana and Cuba and a flesh-toned latex mask with salt-and-pepper hair.

    Durst's lawyers say his arrest was illegal. They say the timing of an agent's inventory proves the search was illegal.

    Durst appeared in court Monday with his hands shackled to his sides in padded cuffs. He has been in a prison's mental health unit for nearly a week. Prison officials have called him a suicide risk.
     
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    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news...appearance-lynne-schulze-vermont-student-1971

    Robert Durst linked to 1971 disappearance of Vermont female college student

    Lynne Schulze was last seen at a bus stop across the street from a health food store owned and operated by Durst after making a purchase earlier in the day.

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    Amanda Holpuch in New York

    Tuesday 24 March 2015 13.40 EDTFirst published on Tuesday 24 March 2015 08.57 EDT

    Robert Durst has been linked to the 1971 disappearance of a female student in Vermont, police confirmed on Monday.

    This announcement comes a week after Durst, a 71-year-old one-time real estate heir, was formally charged on murder and weapons charges following his appearance in the HBO documentary series The Jinx.

    At the time of Lynne Schulze’s disappearance at age 18, Durst owned and operated the All Good Things health food store in the town of Middlebury, Vermont.

    “We are aware of the connection between Robert Durst and the disappearance of Lynne Schulze,” Middlebury police chief Tom Hanley said in a statement. “We have been aware of this connection for several years and have been working with various outside agencies as we follow this lead.”

    The Middlebury College freshman was last seen at a bus stop across the street from Durst’s health food store on the afternoon of 10 December 1971. Hours earlier, she had been seen outside the store, eating dried prunes she had bought inside, according to the Burlington Free Press.

    Schulze had registered for January and spring semester classes three days before disappearing, according to the Associated Press. Her mother has believed foul play was involved since her daughter went missing more than 40 years ago.

    The Middlebury police department said it would not release any more details because the information was part of an active criminal investigation.

    The “cold” case was reopened in 1992 and has been continuously generating new leads ever since, police said.

    Durst is being held without bond in New Orleans, on a weapons charge. He is to be extradited to Los Angeles to face a murder charge for the 2000 shooting death of his friend Susan Berman.

    The Jinx examined Durst’s involvement in the Berman case, as well as the circumstances surrounding the 1982 disappearance of his wife Kathie. He agreed to an interview for the six-part series, and the season finale featured a clip of Durst, who did not know he was still being recorded, saying to himself: “What did I do? Killed them all, of course.”
     
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    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2...ges-suspect/UUAO0CGzfIaUIUTdeAuBVK/story.html

    Vt. student shopped at Robert Durst’s store before vanishing


    By Peter Schworm GLOBE STAFF MARCH 24, 2015

    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — It was December 1971, and Lynne Schulze was in her dorm room, looking for her favorite pen before a final exam. But the Middlebury College freshman never showed up for the 1 p.m. test.

    At 2:15 p.m., she was spotted across the street from a local health food store, one she had visited earlier in the day. She was never seen again.
     
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    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/...rt-durst-vermont-student--20150323-story.html

    Robert Durst linked to Vermont student who vanished in 1971; police investigating



    March 23, 2015

    Arities in Vermont are examining whether there is a connection between murder suspect Robert Durst and the disappearance of a Middlebury College student four decades ago when he operated a health food store there.

    Middlebury police on Monday said their investigation is related to the disappearance of 18-year-old Lynne Schulze in 1971.

    Durst, a New York real estate scion, is being held in a New Orleans-area jail on weapons charges. He has been charged in the 2000 slaying of Susan Berman in Los Angeles. Berman was Durst's confidant. At the time she was shot in the head authorities wanted to question her about the disappearance of Durst's wife, Kathleen, in 1992.


    The FBI has asked authorities in California, New York and Vermont to check their cold case files for the years he lived in those states.

    "We are aware of the connection between Robert Durst and the disappearance of Lynne Schulze. We have been aware of this connection for several years and have been working with various outside agencies as we follow this lead," Middlebury police said in a statement.

    Detectives said Durst owned and operated the All Good Things health food store in the city at the time Schulze was reported missing. Citing the ongoing investigation, detectives said they would not release any other details.

    Middlebury police officials said they reopened the Schulze case in 1992 and the case has been "continuously generating leads since the investigation was reopened." Durst operated the health food store with his then-wife, Kathleen.


    In Northern California, police and prosecutors in Humboldt County are examining whether there was a connection between Durst and the 1997 disappearance of teen Karen Mitchell.

    Meanwhile, a New Orleans judge Monday ordered Durst to be held without bail because he's considered a potential flight risk and danger to the community.

    Prosecutor Mark Burton argued during a hearing that Durst, whose net worth is $100 million, made comments in the HBO series “The Jinx” that indicate he considers a $250,000 bail “chump change.” His next hearing is set for April 2.
     
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    http://heavy.com/news/2015/03/lynne...ppearance-vermont-middlebury-college-student/

    By Tom Cleary
    Updated Sep 10, 2017 at 6:03pm

    Published Mar 23, 2015 at 6:35pm


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    Lynne Schulze. (National Missing Person Directory)



    Police in Middlebury, Vermont are investigating whether accused killer Robert Durst is connected to the 1971 disappearance of a college student, according to WCVB-Boston.

    Lynne Schulze was a 17-year-old student at Middlebury College when she went missing, according to The Charley Project, a website that tracks missing person cases. She is from Simsbury, Connecticut.

    Police did not name Durst as a suspect, but Police Chief Tom Hanley said at a press conference Tuesday he is a “person that is very interesting to us.”

    Durst, 71, a millionaire heir to a New York real estate fortune and the subject of a HBO documentary series about his connection to three killings, was arrested on Los Angeles murder charges in the death of his friend Susan Berman, who was killed in 2000 before she was scheduled to talk to New York prosecutors about the disappearance of Durst’s wife. Durst had long been a suspect in his wife’s case after she went missing in 1982. Durst was also charged and acquitted in the 2001 murder of a man in Galveston, Texas, where he had been living.

    Here’s what you need to know:

    1. Police Are Calling It an ‘Ongoing Criminal Investigation’

    — Chris Roach (@ChrisARoach) March 23, 2015

    Police released few details other than saying Durst is being looked at as part of an “ongoing criminal investigation,” the Boston news station WCVB reported.

    The case was re-opened in 1992. Police said in a press release, “We are aware of the connection between Robert Durst and the disappearance of Lynne Schulze. We have been aware of this connection for several years and have been working with various outside agencies as we follow this lead.”

    Police asked anyone with information to call 802-388-3191.

    According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, authorities in both New Hampshire and Vermont are examining unsolved cases for connections to Durst. The FBI sent an advisory to locations where Durst has lived over the past 50 years. Cold cases are also being looked at in the San Francisco area, southern California and upstate New York.

    #Durst's attorney, Dick DeGuerin just texted me with reaction: "He's an easy target right now. Next it'll be Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance."

    — Jace Larson Denver7 (@jacelarson) March 23, 2015

    New Hampshire Assistant Attorney General Benjamin Agati told the Union Leader:

    As a unit, we’ve decided to examine our cases as well, though I couldn’t say we’re looking at any specific cases or certain locations. We’re just taking another look at them, in light of the advisory and the fact the Vermont is doing the same.

    New Hampshire and Vermont share a series of unsolved killings known as the “Connecticut River Valley Killings,” seven unsolved homicides that occurred in the New England states in the early 1980s, according to the Union Leader.

    Police in California are examining Durst’s involvement in the disappearance of two northern California teens who went missing in 1997, according to LAist.com. Karen Mitchell, 16, went missing from her home in Eureka, California in November 1997. She volunteered at a homeless shelter the day she was last seen, a place where Durst had been spotted before. In the other case, 18-year-old Kristen Modafferi vanished June 23, 1997 after leaving work in San Francisco. Durst was living there at the time

    In the Mitchell case, investigators said they want to talk to Durst. In the Modafferi case, her family says Durst was previously investigated, but it didn’t go anywhere. The family mentioned Durst to investigators just a few months ago, according to LAist.

    2. Schulze Was Last Seen Near Durst’s Health Food Store
    GALVESTON, TX – NOVEMBER 10: Millionaire murder defendant Robert Durst (C) sits in State District Judge Susan Criss court with his attorney Dick DeGuerin (R) November 10, 2003 at the Galveston County Courthouse in Galveston, Texas. Durst is being charged for the murder and mutilation of his neighbor Morris Black. (Photo by James Nielsen/ Getty Images)

    According to Middlebury police, Durst was running a health food store in Middlebury at the time of Schulze’s disappearance. The store was called “All Good Things.” He was 28 at the time.

    Police said Tuesday at a press conference that Schulze was last seen standing across the street from the store at a gas station. She was earlier seen outside the store eating dried prunes she had purchased at All Good Things, police said, according to the Burlington Free Press.

    Police said they do not believe Durst was questioned in 1971, but investigators have known about his link to the town since about 2012. Police said investigators searched a home where Durst once lived last year. The chief said it was not in Middlebury, but wouldn’t say where it was.

    “It has been frustrating. We are following the latest news on Durst like you are. We are trying to get as many memories going as possible,” the chief, Hanley said, according to the LA Times.
     
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    3. Schulze’s Friends Said She Never Showed Up For an Exam
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    According to The Charley Project, Schulze was seen leaving her Middlebury College dorm on Dec. 10, 1971, the final day of exams before Christmas break.

    The website says Schulze was going to her English Drama exam when she told friends she was returning to her dorm to get a lucky pen. She was never seen again.

    Schulze, a freshman at the college, 5’3″ and 115 pounds with light brown hair and blue eyes. She had severe acne at the time she went missing.

    According The Charley Project, Schulze was possibly depressed at the time she went missing and had told her friends she was considering faking her own death and starting a new life, but they said she was not being serious. Letters written home indicated homesickness and the possibility she would drop out of school, but not that she planned to vanish. She had registered for spring classes.


    She had about $30 with her when she went missing, but left her identification, checkboook and personal belongings in her dorm. Campus police were alerted to her disappearance two days after she was last seen, but her parents weren’t notified for a week, according to the website. There were sightings of Schulze after she went missing, but none led anywhere, and though several people made confessions about their involvement in the case, all turned out to be false, according to The Charley Project. Her family believes she died days after she vanished.

    Schulze’s parents died in the 1990s, but her sister is still alive and has kept up hope that the case will be solved or her sister will be found.

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    4. Durst Was Denied Bond in New Orleans
    Robert Durst denied bail and will be held in Louisiana until next court hearing: http://t.co/HSbta63K2l pic.twitter.com/tfw0loJfWT

    — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) March 23, 2015

    Durst was arrested Saturday in New Orleans by FBI agents.

    According to The Associated Press, Durst appeared in court in New Orleans on Monday for a bond hearing. A judge denied his attorney’s attempt to free his client, who is expected to be extradited to Los Angeles to face the murder charge.

    Prosecutors said police found in the hotel several items, including Durst’s passport, apparently fake Texas IDs, stacks of $100 bills, marijuana, a .38 caliber revolver, a map folded to show Louisiana and Cuba, and a flesh-toned max with salt-and-pepper hair.

    5. He Is Facing the Death Penalty in California
    NEW ORLEANS, LA – MARCH 14: (EDITOR’S NOTE: Best quality available) , Louisiana. Family member of a prominent New York City real estate empire and subject of a HBO series, Durst has been arrested on a first-degree murder warrant issued by police in Los Angeles related to the death of his friend, Susan Berman. (Photo by Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images

    Durst was charged March 16 by the Los Angeles County District Attorney with first-degree murder, with the special circumstances of lying in wait and murder of a witness. Durst is eligible for the death penalty, but prosecutors said they will decide later whether to seek death.

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    All Good Things, owned by Robert Durst

    At 2:15 p.m., she was spotted across the street from a local health food store, one she had visited earlier in the day. She was never seen again.

    In July 2012, police received an anonymous tip that Robert Durst owned a health food store in Middlebury around the time of Lynne's disappearance.


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