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Natalie Wood death investigation
The coroner originally ruled the actress' 1981 death an accident. When the L.A. County Sheriff's Department reopened the case in November 2011, around the 30th anniversary of her death, skeptics questioned the timing and doubted whether there was anything new to be learned. Instead of quieting speculation, however, the investigation has raised fresh -- and probably unanswerable -- questions.

Wood, above with Wagner, was vacationing on the yacht, Splendour, when she died. ( Associated Press). Photos: Natalie Wood | 1938-1981 »


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L.A. County coroner changes Natalie Wood's cause of death

7:28 PM PST, January 14, 2013

L.A. County coroner changes Natalie Wood's cause of death

Citing bruises found on the actress' body, the medical examiner questions the original findings and revises the cause from an accident to 'drowning and other undetermined factors.'

Lifeguard still believes Natalie Wood could have been rescued

Lifeguard still believes Natalie Wood could have been rescued

The lifeguard captain who helped pull Natalie Wood's body from the water 30 years ago said he still believes the actress could have been saved had officials begun the search for her earlier.

Natalie Wood's sister says details of death always bothered her

Natalie Wood's sister says details of death always bothered her

Lana Wood said she's pleased that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has reopened the case.

Natalie Wood probe likely won't find foul play, officials say

2:56 PM PST, November 18, 2011

Natalie Wood probe likely won't find foul play, officials say

While the new information is substantial enough to reopen the 1981 case, detectives say a different outcome is unlikely.

In interview with Playboy, Christopher Walken said Wood likely slipped

2:17 PM PST, November 18, 2011

In interview with Playboy, Christopher Walken said Wood likely slipped

During the 1997 interview, Walken brushed off questions about a fight with Robert Wagner.

New information is substantial, detective says

11:59 AM PST, November 18, 2011

Several sources come forward in Wood case

A detective says new information recently received about the 1981 death of Natalie Wood is substantial, but he says Robert Wagner is not a suspect.

Detectives will interview captain as a first step

10:48 AM PST, November 18, 2011

Detectives will interview captain as a first step

After they interview Dennis Davern, detectives will decide whether it's necessary to interview other principals in the case.

Natalie Wood's sister campaigned for new probe into star's death

9:15 AM PST, November 18, 2011

Natalie Wood's sister campaigned for new probe into star's death

Lana Wood has been among those calling for a new investigation into the star's 1981 drowning death.

Yacht captain blames Robert Wagner for Natalie Wood's death

7:29 AM PST, November 18, 2011

Yacht captain blames Robert Wagner for Natalie Wood's death

The captain claimed Friday that he lied to investigators about Natalie Wood's mysterious death 30 years ago.

Robert Wagner supports inquiry into Natalie Wood's death

7:17 PM PST, November 17, 2011

Robert Wagner supports inquiry into Natalie Wood's death

The actor made a statement through his publicist about the new investigation into Wood's death.

Investigation prompted by boat captain's comments

5:53 PM PST, November 17, 2011

Investigation prompted by boat captain's comments

Detectives decided to reopen the investigation in part because of statements made by the captain of the boat Wood was on at the time of her death.

Sheriff's Department reopens Natalie Wood case

November 18, 2011

Sheriff's Department reopens Natalie Wood case

The coroner originally ruled the actress' 1981 death an accident, but investigators want to talk to the captain of the yacht Wood and her husband were on the weekend she died off Santa Catalina.

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