When actress Natalie Wood drowned near Catalina Island off the Southern California coastline in November 1981, the Los Angeles County Coroner ruled her death an accident. Eventually, as witnesses who were either with Wood or moored near her yacht, “Splendour,” on the night she drowned began to come forward with new information, the inquiry into Wood’s death was reopened. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have a story in the news?
“These were so-called ‘ear witnesses,’” says Dylan Howard, an Investigative journalist, television producer, and host of the podcast Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood. He claims there’s proof that the death of Natalie Wood was no accident.
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Howard says Marilyn Wayne allegedly told authorities she heard someone cry for help. “This just adds to the intrigue surrounding it because – if Marilyn Wayne heard someone in the water – that means Natalie was alive.”
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Dennis Davern, who was captaining the “Splendour” that weekend claims he witnessed an argument aboard the yacht just hours before Wagner informed him Wood had gone missing. In 2011 Wood’s cause of death was changed from “accidental drowning,” to “drowning with other undetermined factors,” and Wagner was named as a “person of interest.”
Robert Wagner adamantly denies any involvement with Natalie’s drowning and has never been charged in connection to his late wife’s death.
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