The oddball multimillionaire scion of a Manhattan real estate family wants to poke around in the investigation of his long-missing wife, even though he’s still a suspect in her disappearance, according to court records.

Robert Durst tried to subpoena two prosecutors and an investigator in the Westchester County District Attorney’s office to prove that the investigation into Kathleen’s disappearance in 1982 is a cold case.

The multimillionaire’s stated reason for the shady probe is to collect a mere $82,000 from her estate that’s been held in escrow pending the investigation’s conclusion, according to his May 9, 2012 petition.

“Durst’s professed intention in seeking the subpoenas is suspect,” Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore wrote last spring in answer to the multimillionaire’s petition to Manhattan Surrogate’s Court.

She called the request “unprecedented,” “extraordinary and unlawful.”

Durst has a “right to withdraw the funds being wrongfully withheld from him on the mere suspicion that perhaps at some unspecified time in the future something might show up,” his attorney Robert Damast argued in legal papers.

“Whether [Durst] has a thousand or a million dollars in the bank shouldn’t affect his right to receive what the law recognizes as his inheritance, be it large or small,” Damast concluded.

Kathleen, a medical student, vanished on Jan. 31, 1982 after dining with Durst at their waterfront bungalow in South Salem.

“In the days following Kathleen’s disappearance, Durst gave conflicting accounts of the circumstances surrounding the last time he saw her,” Westchester prosecutor John Carmody noted in a response to Durst’s petition.

“Investigation by authorities subsequent to Kathleen Durst’s disappearance revealed the details of their troubled and abusive marriage and that, before her disappearance, Kathleen Durst was considering divorcing Robert Durst,” Carmody asserted.

The real estate heir was linked by law enforcement to three murders after his wife’s disappearance, including the execution-style homicide of Kathleen’s friend Susan Berman in 2000.

Durst was arrested a year later in Texas, where he’d been cross-dressing as a woman and using fake aliases, and charged with the grisly murder of his neighbor. He was acquitted.

He resurfaced in Manhattan when he frightened neighbors by purchasing an East Harlem townhouse in 2011.

In the court petition Durst argued that the case has been cold for three years. He wants details on grand jury deliberations, witnesses and other evidence.

Surrogate’s Judge Nora Anderson denied Durst’s request in June.

She noted District Attorney DiFiore’s concern that granting Durst’s request could mean “giving him access to information that he could use to dissuade person with knowledge [of the investigation] from coming forward,” in her June 2012 decision.

He appealed in August.

She has yet to issue a new decision.

(NY Post)

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