A new witnesses recently interviewed in the Natalie Wood accidental drowning case has has come forward, giving statements that “portray a new sequence of events on the boat” the night “West Side Story” and “Rebel Without a Cause” actress Natalie Wood had drowned.
Investigators initially ruled the 1981 drowning an accident, but reopened the case in 2011 to see whether Wood’s husband at the time, Robert Wagne,r or anyone else played a role after captain of the yacht said he heard the couple arguing on the night of her disappearance.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said one of the witnesses described hearing yelling and crashing sounds coming from the couple’s stateroom, and separate witnesses heard a man and woman arguing on the back of the boat, which were believed to be the voices of Wood and Wagner.
Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner and Christopher Walken had all reportedly been drinking heavily on the yacht the hours before the actress disappeared.
The sheriff’s department said Wagner is now considered a person of interest, but has yet to be interviewed. Wagner has denied any involvement in his wife’s death.