Natalie’s mystery death
A NEW WITNESS has come forward in the unsolved death of Hollywood star Natalie Wood. The body of the actress was pulled from the water off the LA coast after a night of drinking with her husband, Robert Wagner, and Christopher Walken, in 1981. Initially declared accidental, her lonely death was suspicious, police have since said. LA homicide detectives revealed earlier this month that they want to question Wagner again in light of new evidence, saying his story “doesn’t add up”. On her last night alive, Wood invited Walken to join her and Wagner on their cruiser, The Splendour. Another person aboard the boat, Dennis Davern, in 2011 revealed new details of the night, saying a fight broke out between Wagner and Walken, and Wagner accused his wife of being unfaithful. After Walken retreated to his room, the couple continued to fight, said Davern in 2011. “Natalie and Robert were arguing, yelling, things were being thrown.” The star’s body was found in the water the next day. In 2012, the LA coroner changed the cause of death from “accidental drowning” to “drowning and other undetermined factors”, citing bruises on Wood’s body. LA police said Wagner’s version is “constantly changing”, and the actor, now 88, has refused to speak to them since they re-opened the case.