Robert Wagner has refused to meet with members of law enforcement regarding the death of his famous wife, Natalie Wood. A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department said on Friday, Jan. 18 that Wagner has refused all requests for interviews.
A new investigation into the scandal ridden death of Natalie Wood was started last year. In the ensuing months, every attempt made by the Los Angeles police department to interview Wagner, 82, have been ignored.
Lt. John Corina claims that the department had made numerous requests to Wagner for interviews. Corina stated that they made the requests through Wagner’s attorney, publicist and sent him a certified letter.
Earlier this month, the Los Angeles coroner’s department released a new report regarding the injuries sustained by Natalie Wood. According to the coroner’s report, Wood had “bruises on the upper extremities.”
The bruises, say the coroner, could have been caused by what they described as a “non-accidental mechanism.” The coroner also stated that the bruises “occurred before she entered the water.”
Natalie Wood drowned in the waters surrounding Catalina Island on November 29, 1981. The only person on the yacht at the time Natalie Wood’s body went into the water who hasn’t yet been interviewed is Robert Wagner.
Corina stated that actor Christopher Walken and the captain of The Splendour Dennis Dalvern have both been interviewed again regarding the events of that night. Corina claims that the “missing piece of the puzzle, is Wagner.
Corina spoke with The Wrap and stated, “He’s [Wagner] the last person who saw her alive. He’s the missing piece of the puzzle.”
Corina went on to say that the reason he’s determined to speak with Robert Wagner was to find out why he failed to mention to police during the initial investigation that he and Wood had a fight aboard the yacht on the night in question.
Wagner’s attorney, Blair Berk claims that Corina’s claims are false. Berk contends that Wagner has “fully cooperated” in an investigation that has spanned three decades.
Berk stated, “Mr. Wagner has fully cooperated over the last 30 years in the investigation of the accidental drowning of his wife in 1981. 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.”
“After 30 years, neither Mr. Wagner nor his daughters have any new information to add to this latest investigation, which was unfortunately prompted by those seeking to exploit and sensationalize the 30th anniversary of the death of his wife and their mother.”
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