The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced in a Friday morning press conference that they were reopening the investigation into Natalie Wood’s 1981 death. Her drowning 30 years ago was ruled an accident, but the case has always been shrouded in mystery. Today, Lt. John Corina said that his office had “received credible and substantial [new] information” from multiple sources that now compels them to take another look.
Investigators plan to interview Dennis Davern, the captain of the boat Wood was on with her husband, Robert Wagner, and co-star, Christopher Walken, at the time of her death. On the Today show, Davern admitted that he had initially lied to authorities about important details regarding Wood’s death and he holds Wagner “responsible” for delaying search-and-rescue efforts at the time Wood went missing on the boat. Corina, however, said that Wagner is not a suspect.