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Dr. Phil Steps Into Fray of Natalie Wood Death

Wood's sister, yacht captain tell Phil McGraw they're sure husband Robert Wagner killed her

(Newser) - For nearly 40 years, the death of Natalie Wood has remained a mystery. First the 43-year-old actress was ruled to have died of accidental drowning after disappearing from a yacht she was on with husband Robert Wagner and actor Christopher Walken. Then, in 2012, that ruling shifted to drowning plus... More »

Wagner Pushed Natalie Wood Off That Boat: Interview

Sister Lana Wood recalls story on old audio tape

(Newser) - Newly unearthed audiotapes indicate Robert Wagner may have pushed girlfriend Natalie Wood off a boat and dithered while she drowned, CBS News reports. In a taped interview, Natalie's sister Lana Wood said she once received a call from Dennis Davern, captain of the boat on that fateful night in... More »

What's New in Natalie Wood Case? So Far, Nada

It's still not clear what, if any, evidence led to case being reopened

(Newser) - Trying to make sense of all the new information in the Natalie Wood case ? Good luck with that, because so far there hasn't been any. The Los Angeles Times assesses the hoopla: The boat captain gave no details to back up his assertion that Wood widower Robert Wagner... More »

Blame Husband in Natalie Wood Death: Captain

Robert Wagner was 'responsible' for tragedy

(Newser) - Robert Wagner is to blame for Natalie Wood’s death, says the captain of the boat off of which Wood reportedly drowned. Appearing on the Today show, Dennis Davern was asked whether Wagner was responsible. "Yes, I would say so. Yes," he replied. A number of details from... More »

Natalie Wood Investigation Reopened

Homicide cops taking fresh look at star's 1981 drowning

(Newser) - Los Angeles County homicide detectives have reopened an investigation into the 30-year-old mystery of actress Natalie Wood's death. The star's 1981 drowning was ruled an accident. But her last evening, which she spent on a yacht with husband Robert Wagner and movie co-star Christopher Walken, has long been... More »

Sister Wants Natalie Wood Case Reopened

Sister, yacht captain want 1981 case reopened

(Newser) - The official theory behind Natalie Wood’s untimely death is that the actress slipped while on her yacht—but Wood’s sister and the yacht captain want the investigation reopened, citing a fight Wood had with husband Robert Wagner prior to drowning. “I just want the truth to come... More »

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