Natalie Wood: One of Hollywood's Greatest Mysteries Reopened?

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[Editor's Note: As the 30 year anniversary of her death approaches, LA's Sheriff Lee Baca is looking to talk to the captain of the yacht carrying actress Natalie Wood when she drowned. But does the Captain have new information, or is this a timely publicity stunt for profit? What do you think? --Morgan]

Thirty years after Natalie Wood died off Santa Catalina Island, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department announced Thursday that it was reopening the investigation into one of Hollywood's most enduring mysteries.

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Wood, 43, was boating off the island on Thanksgiving weekend 1981 with her husband, Robert Wagner, fellow actor Christopher Walken and others when she somehow went overboard and died. Officials at the time ruled her death an accident, but there has been much speculation since over whether there was more to the story.

Read more from Sheriff's Department reopens Natalie Wood case at The LA Times


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