Representatives from the department will discuss recent developments in the investigation at 11 a.m. The news conference will also be streamed on Facebook Live.
Last week it was announced that Wood’s husband, actor Robert Wagner, is a person of interest in connection with her November 1981 drowning off the coast of Santa Catalina.
Rumors of foul play have long surrounded the 41-year-old actress’s death and investigators have renewed questions about Wagner’s explanation of how his wife died.
At the time, the couple was on the family’s yacht Splendor with Captain Dennis Davern, and fellow actor, Christopher Walken.
The renewed questions into the death were also featured Saturday on the CBS show “48 Hours” in a segment titled “Natalie Wood: Death in Dark Water.”
“We’ve investigated the case over the last six years. I think he’s more of a person of interest now,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lieutenant John Corina says of Wagner in an interview with “48 Hours.” “I mean, we know now that he was the last person to be with Natalie before she disappeared.”
After a two-week investigation in 1981, the death was ruled an accident. But the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reopened the death investigation in 2011. In 2012 the Los Angeles County coroner’s office amended the death certificate, changing the manner of death from an accidental drowning to “drowning and other undetermined factors.”
–Wire reports, staff
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