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On the weekend of November 20 ninth 1981.
-- they would Wagner and her husband Robert Wagner.
Spent the week and on their boat the splendor of Santa Catalina Island sometime in the morning of November 20 ninth.
woods somehow ended up in the water and drowned her death was ruled an accident.
Recently we have received information.
Which we felt was substantial.
Enough to make -- take another look at this case.
It was stunning news thirty years after the fact the LA sheriff reopening the investigation into the death of one of the most famous women -- -- time.
Natalie Wood to share basing his decision in part on statements by.
Dennis the burn the captain of the -- -- from which Natalie -- disappeared after a night of hard drinking.
And jealous tension on board between her husband Robert Wagner in the middle there.
And their -- the actor Christopher Walken on -- right.
The captain's comments now are essentially the same as he made during my 1992.
Probe of the mysterious death -- We came back to a -- and -- for Natalie were sitting together.
-- -- -- Then they just started for RJ got manor manor manor -- he raised his voice.
To -- wine bottle and smash a little too.
Christopher went outside.
Christopher came back in -- off a little bit and Natalie what's her state room.
-- -- -- -- -- Christopher went down below -- to a state room.
He wasn't seen her heard.
The whole rest of the evening.
Devern also states that Wagner spent half an hour searching the -- for -- He says that -- probably why weren't sure.
I knew Natalie Wood and voluntarily -- -- And leave the -- -- -- So let's.
Turn moved -- -- on the spotlight on them look.
-- -- -- But -- did say something that was not reported to the -- lace.
What happened in this half hour -- RJ went down.
And look for Natalie and they go into an argument.
Soon -- I can tell he's.
In a primetime exclusive meet the original lead detective on the Natalie Wood case -- raise jurors retired now and lives in Phoenix stunned thanks so much for -- for coming on tonight.
IEA IE to really appreciate it.
So he's saying that there was up a fight between Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner on the back of that boat.
Did he ever tell you that is he lying now or was he lying -- I think he's exaggerating now there was the that -- -- -- -- call it a fight there was -- a pretty heavyweight discussion.
And I understand when -- Wagner wrote this book you discuss -- there was some kind of a fight but at that time nobody told me there was a fight it was an argument.
Did anyone tell you anything about Robert Wagner getting so mad at Christopher walked in the actor flirting with his wife Natalie Wood on board their yacht the splendor that he smashed the wine -- No they never told me that night I question them because I saw the broken glass and I was aboard the ship.
And they just.
Everybody after the fact is -- due rough weather from wine bottles we just fell off the table and busted.
That was their answer to me.
But did you believe that then did Robert Wagner -- as you look back on it is it possible that he and Christopher -- got special treatment.
No there's no special treatment each went over this story -- interview them each individually and needle with a base of the same story.
And in in the long run later to be kept needle with the same story sort -- between the three of them I had to believe them.
-- as you sit there did you have reason to suspect.
That may be Robert Wagner were so jealous so furious.
At Natalie Wood that maybe by accident during an argument he pushed her and she went into the -- No nothing nothing indicated any evidence of that -- -- if I would have either an inkling of that idea like that.
I would have worked in a homicide case.
I've worked this is a drowning which who was.
But isn't it clear to -- that the captain of the yacht.
Tried to minimize if indeed what he is saying now and what he told me he really twenty years ago ten years.
After Natalie -- disappearance up the back to that -- If what he's telling you now is that there was this big fight.
And they it's not what he told you originally.
What are you going to believe.
-- would usually what I heard the first time -- -- -- -- activities because I think I caught him fresh.
Mean there wasn't months for repair they were writing a book.
This -- just shortly after this.
Incident occurred and I had a right fresh so why don't mind that I.
Why do you think blame the the sheriff's department -- -- has not flamboyant and publicity seeker it's not his reputation why is he reopening what does he have.
That we don't know.
A -- that -- what I've learned -- they have is these statements by the captain.
-- is the only person who's come through and and well and worked with Marty -- ruling.
They called me several times earlier in this investigation.
And we -- whom we were I was friends with him in -- sense.
And I didn't believe what they were right -- -- they were doing this is for the books -- so just for the book okay.
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