Natalie Wood Investigation Reopened After 30 Years

Co-author of Natalie Wood book gives police new documents.
2:02 | 11/18/11

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The Natalie -- mystery questions about her death -- swirled ever since she drowned back in 1981. But it looked like a cold case until last night. When the Los Angeles Police announced that they would reopen the investigation ABC's medical treatment is here with -- -- -- -- did it. Surprising development good morning to you George Natalie Wood is one of the most beautiful and talented actresses of her -- Her mysterious drowning thirty years ago catapulted -- to even greater fame and now police say they have reason to reopen the case. Sources tell ABC news investigators are interested in revelations from Dennis Devern the captain of the -- -- was on the night she died. Devern co author a book called good by Natalie good -- splendor and which he suggested would may not have drowned accidentally. This morning report -- governs co author has given investigators new documents supporting that theory. Would allegedly drowned here off the coast of Santa Catalina Island in the fall of 1981. After spending -- night on board the -- splendor drinking with her husband actor Robert Wagner as well as Christopher Walken -- then co star of her new film. Her body was found the next morning covered in bruises floating more than a mile from the boat Wagner and -- and have always maintained they don't know what happened. What we think is that she went outside and slipped. On the swim stuff. And hit her head and was knocked unconscious and fell into the water. But Devern steadfastly maintains he overheard Wagner and would arguing followed by thumping sounds its -- tests. Wood was one of Hollywood's most famous leading ladies but off screen her relationship with -- Wagner was legendary and tumultuous. Married in 1957 they divorced six years later then in 1972. They remarried. Overnight -- Stanley issued a statement saying that they fully support the efforts of the LA county sheriff's department but only if the new information is valid.

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