Skip to comments.US police re-open probe into Natalie Wood's death
Posted on 11/17/2011 9:17:55 PM PST by STARWISE
US police are to re-open the investigation into the death of US actress Natalie Wood, who died in mysterious circumstances while boating in 1981, they said.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) on Thursday said new information had come to light over the death, which was deemed an accident at the time but which has long fueled speculation.
Wood drowned aged 43 while boating off of Catalina Island, near Los Angeles on November 29, 1981. It was investigated by the LASD and the LA County Coroner's Office, who ruled it was an accident.
"Recently Sheriff's Homicide Investigators were contacted by persons who stated they had additional information about the Natalie Wood Wagner drowning," said an LASD statement.
LA County Sheriff Lee Baca told the newspaper that homicide detectives want to talk to the captain based on comments he had made recounting the case on its 30th anniversary.
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Well now we wait to find out if this person is a lune or foe real.
This investigation needs more cowbell.
Didn’t Robert Wagner tell her earlier in the evening-”Have a few drinks but don’t go overboard”
Having lived right near Catalina in 81, I always thought this whole story was way too “ hush... Hush”.
A ton of drug use going on in Southern CA in those days!
What kind of wood doesn’t float?
We have problems.
was Wagner a suspect?
Ah ha .. Christopher Walken
Then Natalie landed a role in the upcoming film Brainstorm alongside Christopher Walken in 1980. It could very well have been this movie role that lead to one of Hollywood’s greatest unsolved mysteries.
It was while working on this film that rumors began to surface the Natalie was having an affair with Christopher Walken. While both Wood and Walken denied any romantic involvement they did share an off-screen friendship that Natalie’s husband was a part of as well.
On November 29, 1981 Natalie, her husband Robert and Christopher Walken boarded the Splendor (Robert and Natalie’s yacht) and headed for Catalina Island where they planned to celebrate the successful shooting of Brainstorm.
They had dinner at the Harbor Reef Restaurant where they did indeed celebrate with good food and a number of bottles of champagne. They got so out of control that they caused a scene and had to leave.
It is here that the information available on the night that Natalie Wood died varies depending on who is providing the information.
The official report states that Natalie slipped when she went out to tie the dingy to the yacht, which had been banging against the side of the boat. Due to how late it was, the amount of alcohol she had consumed and the weather she slipped and fell in the water and drowned.
The troubling part is that neither Robert Wagner nor Christopher Walken will talk about the night Natalie Wood died. The statement that Robert Wagner gave to the police is different than the story the captain Dennis Davern gave the police.
No mention has been made of any statement that Christopher Walken may have given. What most people will agree about is that there are a number of unsolved mysteries surrounding the death of Natalie Wood.
Why would a mega movie star be out in the middle of the night, in the cold, in her nightgown, socks and a down coat? How much noise could a rubber dingy make against the side of a yacht?
According to the Captain there was a fight going on between Walken and Wagner over Wood. Is it possible that Wood was the cause of the fight and the rumored affair that Walken and Wood were having was true. Could the fight have gotten physical and Wood tried to break up the fight and accidentally gotten knocked overboard?
If that is the case, why won’t Wagner and Walken talk about that night... why didn’t they do anything to try to save her? The mystery of Natalie Wood is truly one of Hollywood’s greatest unsolved mysteries.
Links to some short 16mm home movie clips made by Roddy McDowall at his Malibu beach house in 1965.
Natalie Wood appears in these.
LOL. I laugh because DrO told me about this, so I can barely wait to tell him *you* posted the article!
The same reason any other non-mega movie star would be? Maybe Robert snored when drunk.
I always heard Natalie was terrified of water due to harsh treatment for a scene as a child star.
The idea of her getting into a boat, falling, and then swimming until exhausted and then drowning has always sounded strange and horrible. She must have been so terrified.
Interesting .. thanks
Oooooh ..... ;)
After this many decades, hmmmmmmmm
I know ....
Hope she knocked her head in the fall,
and never felt a thing.
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