Police Investigating Link Between Robert Durst and Vermont Student Who Went Missing in 1971

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Vermont police are investigating a link between creepy-as-hell real-estate heir Robert Durst and an 18-year-old Middlebury student who went missing in 1971, according to the Burlington Free Press. Middlebury freshman Lynne Schulze disappeared on December 10, 1971 after being seen eating dried prunes bought at the health-food store Durst and his then-wife Kathie operated, All Good Things. Her friends believe she was originally going to take a bus to New York, but after missing it, was headed back to campus.

Though the only evidence that Durst had anything to do with Schulze’s disappearance is that their timelines overlapped, police are still investigating the possibility of his involvement. 

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

The case, which is not officially considered a homicide, was reopened in 1992, but authorities did not say why.