Natalie Wood Investigation: Why Reopen Case?

Dan Abrams discusses the announcement from Los Angeles police.
1:47 | 11/18/11

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Transcript for Natalie Wood Investigation: Why Reopen Case?
Let's bring in their names are GMA legal analyst at. And let's try to figure out what's going on has got the author of the book book about for a couple in great by the captain. But now he's co author coming forward new backup documents from the book. -- the threshold be for reopened thirty year old kid gets pretty low. For the authorities to simply say we're gonna take another look here. I think all they would need -- -- some piece of evidence which would lead them to just sit and examine it one more time because. Or they're saying for now is we're taking another look not pointing any fingers not saying we have suspects not changing. The conclusion that this was an accident presumably they go to Robert Wagner Chris for -- also on the boat and saying what happened that -- just know it's hard to believe -- thirty years later they're gonna say oh you know what. Actually here is an incredible revelation that I haven't mentioned for thirty years I don't think that that's going to happen because you're talking about a boat. You're talking that a limited number of people -- limited number of witnesses. It's hard to figure out what these sort of new documentation. Could be and it could there be that someone said something that's never been reported. -- but then he had a fear what is the documentation. They're talking about and contradictions in their stories wouldn't be enough. Tune -- to really advances case in this I don't know not based that you would need someone to have said something that. That has never been disclosed some sort of total contradiction some sort of -- can fashion whatever the case may be. It seems hard to believe but look the fact that the authorities are saying. We are reopening they're holding a press putting detectives on the case that's right they're putting it they're holding a press conference today they're not going to do that would absolutely nothing so. They've obviously got something even though the threshold may be laughed -- how we can hear what -- it could get him very much.

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