Without a Trace

Marion Collins

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In September 2001, the headless body of an elderly man washing ashore in Galveston, Texas. also recovered were garbage bags containing the severed limbs of the victim--and a newspaper with a home delivery address that left arresting officers to the downscale apartment of Robert Durst, an unkempt transient who dressed in drag.

Incredibly, his bail was posted the following morning. New York authorities were quick to make the unbelievable connection. This was the Robert Durst, the dashing real estate scion whose family's fortune was worth hundreds of millions of dollars. He was also the Robert Durst who was a "person of interest" in the number of a prominent woman journalist, as well as a high-profile suspect in the mysterious disappearance of his first wife 20 years earlier.

How could Robert Durst degenerate from a powerful New York City businessman to a cross-dressing fugitive wanted in a murder investigation? The answer was more startling than anyone who knew him could ever have imagined...

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CHAPTER 1MURDER IN TEXASTHE night before, the thirty-two-mile-long island strip had been lit up by growling thunderstorms and the temperature plummeted, but on that last Sunday of September 2001 the 58,000 inhabitants of Galveston, Texas, were basking in a seasonable 78 degrees. The folks in the blue-collar port city are used to sudden squalls that blow in and fizzle just as quickly. They also know that anything the angry sea doesn't swallow, it spits back up.David Avina and his two kids had spent the afternoon fishing off a breakwater where Channelview Drive intersects 81st

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Marion Collins was born in Scotland and has lived in New York for twenty-six years. For several years, she was a regular contributor to the New York Daily News and several other publications. As a reporter with Star, she covered the Bill Clinton/Gennifer Flowers affair and was the magazine's Deputy News Editor for eight years. Her previous book, "Without A Trace," was published by St. Martin's Press in November 2002.

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Without a Trace
Marion Collins

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St. Martin's True Crime
November 2002
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ISBN: 9781466820012
ISBN10: 1466820012
256 pages, 8 pp photos
$7.99
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