The former Los Angeles coroner whose rush to judgment all but cleared Robert Wagner from suspicion in his wife Natalie Wood’s death has made an amazing declaration — he now concedes he was wrong, cops claim.
Dr. Thomas T. Noguchi has secretly confessed he “agrees with the new findings” of the 2013 supplemental coroner’s report that revised his own cause of death for the actress, according to a homicide cop now working Wood’s reopened case.
In a world exclusive interview with the acclaimed new podcast Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood, Det. Ralph Hernandez sensationally confided: “Dr. Noguchi admitted to us that he based his case on theory and not facts and evidence."
“He also explained to us that he was under a lot of pressure to make a determination, and so he proceeded as he did but he also said...perhaps it should have been left as undetermined in this case."
“He agrees with the new findings.”
Wood died under mysteriously circumstances during a pleasure cruise with husband Wagner and friend Christopher Walken to California’s Catalina Island in November 1981.
Just three days after the iconic Oscar winner’s demise, Noguchi made this fateful declaration: Wood, he said, had died of a “tragic accident while slightly intoxicated.”
He left other vexing questions unexplained: Why did she attempt to leave yacht The Splendour in the middle of the night when she had a deathly fear of water?
Hernandez made the incredible confession during Chapter 11 of the 12-part audio documentary, which is the culmination of years of dogged investigative reporting on Wood's death.
The podcast is now available for download on iTunes.
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