It has been reported that after thirty years of Natalie Wood’s death investigation has reopened. Supposedly the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department did in fact say that the case will be looked into again, as there was information found in this case.
“Recently, sheriff’s homicide investigators were contacted by persons who stated they had additional information about the Natalie Wood Wagner drowning,” the force said in a statement.
“Due to the additional information, [the] Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau has decided to take another look at the case.”
It was back in November when the body of Wood was found in the sea near Catalina Island in California, where she was dining with her husband Robert Wagner and Christopher Walken aboard a yacht just the night before she died.
At the time of this incident the Oscar-nominated actress for Rebel Without a Cause and West Side Story. Who was forty three years old at the time. At that point by the Los Angeles County Coroner ruled that her death was an accidental drowning.
Wagner’s publicist then had issued a statement saying that the actor and his family,
”fully support the efforts of the LA County Sheriff’s Department, and trust they will evaluate whether any new information relating to the death of Natalie Wood Wagner is valid.”
The statement added that Wagner hopes that any new evidence
“comes from a credible source or sources other than those simply trying to profit from the 30 year anniversary of her tragic death”.
TMZ reports that the investigation may have been reopened in light of a new book written by Dennis Davern, who was captain of Wood and Wagner’s yacht the Splendour.
The force has refused to comment further, but a press conference has been booked to take place this morning November 18, 2011 at 2pm ET/11am PT.