FILE In this Dec 1 2013 file photo Robert Wag

first_img FILE – In this Dec. 1, 2013 file photo, Robert Wagner attends The Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors 31st Annual Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. New witnesses have emerged in the 1981 drowning of actress Natalie Wood, prompting investigators to deem it a “suspicious death” and name her former husband, 87-year-old actor Robert Wagner, a “person of interest,” Los Angeles sheriff’s officials said, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. For nearly four decades, mystery and speculation have swirled around the death of the actress who was nominated for three Academy Awards and starred in “West Side Story” and “Rebel Without a Cause.” (Photo by Todd Williamson /Invision/AP) Related Stories Natalie Wood’s drowning now considered a ‘suspicious death’ Renewed Natalie Wood death investigation may be nearing end Summary LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Detectives hope the latest round of renewed interest in the mysterious 1981 death of actress Natalie Wood will bring forward new witnesses, but this may otherwise be the end of the investigation, a Los Angeles County sheriff’s official said Monday.“We’re doing our last shot here, seeing if anybody else comes forward with any information,” Lt. John Corina said at a press conference.Wood was found floating in the ocean during a Thanksgiving weekend yachting trip to Catalina Island with her husband, actor Robert Wagner, actor Christopher Walken and the boat captain. She was found floating in the water. Her death was initially classified as a drowning.The case was reopened in 2011 and after a subsequent news conference more than 100 people came forward with information that helped re-create the timeline, but that had reduced to a trickle for the last year and a half, Corina said.“When the tips all dry up, then I guess we move on to the next case,” he said.Corina said it remains a suspicious death investigation and not a murder case and that Wagner is a person of interest.“He’s a person of interest because he was the last person with her, before she went in the water,” Corina said.Wagner has refused to talk to detectives conducting the reopened investigation, Corina said, noting that the actor has the right to do so.Wagner’s attorney, Blair Berk, issued a statement five years ago saying that neither Wagner nor his daughters had any new information and blaming people for trying to exploit an anniversary of Wood’s death.“Mr. Wagner has fully co-operated over the last 30 years in the investigation of the accidental drowning of his wife in 1981,” Berk said at the time. “Mr. Wagner has been interviewed on multiple occasions by the Los Angeles sheriff’s department and answered every single question asked of him by detectives during those interviews.”Wagner’s publicist, Alan Nierob, declined to comment Thursday.___AP reporter John Antczak contributed to this report.center_img by Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press Posted Feb 5, 2018 12:39 pm PDT Last Updated Feb 5, 2018 at 4:17 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Natalie Wood’s 1981 death was initially classified as a drowning, after she was found floating in the waterThe case was reopened in 2011 and after a subsequent news conference more than 100 people came forward with information actress|death|investigation|natalie woodlast_img

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