Natalie Wood's 1981 drowning death re-opened
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Join Date: Aug 2008
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It seems nobody knows why it was reopened. Where did the new information come from? I wonder if this could be related to Christopher Walken's rumoured illness.
I believe the captain of the boat gave a recent interview, the contents of which prompted police to re-open the investigation. Apparently, the night she disappeared, Natalie was heard arguing with her husband. There was a loud thud and then silence.
"I made some terrible decisions and mistakes," Davern told NBC News' David Gregory. "I did lie on a report several years ago."
He added, "I made mistakes by not telling the honest truth in a police report."
In the book — “Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour” — [author Marti] Rulli and Splendour Captain Dennis Davern write about the night Natalie drowned. They say before Natalie disappeared from the boat, she was drinking and taking Quaaludes with her husband, Robert Wagner and actor Christopher Walken.
According to the book, Wagner became enraged when he saw Wood and Walken speaking, and smashed a wine bottle, yelling at Walken, “What do you want to do, f**k my wife? Is that what you want?”
At that point, Walken returned to his cabin and Natalie and Robert went to their state room. According to the Captain, he heard a loud argument between the couple and thumping sounds, and eventually silence.
A short time later, the Captain went to the deck and was told by Wagner, “Natalie is missing.”
The book claims Wagner refused to let the Captain call the Coast Guard.
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