We’re live streaming the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department’s news conference Friday which centers over the renewed investigation into the drowning death of three-time Oscar-nominated actress Natalie Wood.
Officials Tuesday said they’ve received new info in the longtime Hollywood mystery as its 30th anniversary approaches.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Wood drowned November 29, 1981 off a yacht off of Southern California’s Catalina Island; her then-husband Robert Wagner, actor Christopher Walken and the ship’s captain Dennis Davern were also aboard the vessel, named the “Splendour.”
The Rebel Without A Cause star was reportedly drinking prior to her death at 43, which coroners ruled an accidental drowning, speculating in their report at the time the West Side Story star was “possibly attempting to board the dinghy and had fallen into the water, striking her face.”
In a bombshell Friday, Davern told The Today Show he believes a fight between Wood and Wagner ultimately led to Wood’s death.
“I made some terrible decisions and mistakes,” he told NBC’s David Gregory. “I did lie on a report several years ago…I made mistakes by not telling the honest truth. We didn’t take any steps to see if we could locate her … I think it was a matter of, ‘We’re not going to look too hard, we’re not going to turn on the searchlight, we’re not going to notify anybody right now.’”
Watch the live stream at 11 a.m. PT on RadarOnline.com.