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18 Nov 2011 13:32


Culture: Yacht captain reopens old wounds in long-dormant Natalie Wood case

  • Three decades ago, Natalie Wood, her husband Robert Wagner, and actor Christopher Walken went out on a yacht. Under mysterious circumstances, Wood fell off the yacht and drowned. Police decided years ago that the incident was an accident, but rumors and mystery still surrounded the November 29, 1981 incident. Now, to stoke the flames around the incident, the captain of said yacht, Dennis Davern, claims that Wagner was involved in said drowning, and encouraged the homicide unit to take another look. (EDIT: The LAPD says Wagner isn’t a suspect.) “I made some terrible decisions and mistakes,” he said on the “Today” show this morning. “I did lie on a report several years ago. … I made mistakes by not telling the honest truth in a police report.” Wagner has long claimed it was an accident, but this is sure to stoke the flames of a long-standing mystery. (photo by Caveman Chuck Coker on Flickr) source