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Old 11-18-2011, 12:03 PM
 
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Press conference live: Livestream -- L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. Explains Why Natalie Wood Death Investigation Was Reopened | TMZ.com
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:05 PM
 
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Police say that the new information is substantial enough that they want to reopen the case.

Sounds like this is going to be interesting.
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:04 PM
 
Location: zone 5
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I always had my doubts that her death happened as they said it did. But 30 years later, I don't see how they would be able to prove anything. It's hard enough to get a conviction in recent crimes sometimes. I say this will go nowhere.
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:10 PM
 
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Notice the Russian Orthodox Cross on her grave stone.


Natalie Wood (1938 - 1981) - Find A Grave Memorial


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Old 11-18-2011, 01:17 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Natalie Woods sister Lana Woods and the boat Captain have thought this for 30 years. I don't understand why they waited so long. What new information could they possibly have discovered?


Natalie Wood's Sister Wants Death Case Reopened - YouTube
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:36 PM
 
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Notice the Russian Orthodox Cross on her grave stone.


Natalie Wood (1938 - 1981) - Find A Grave Memorial


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Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko - It's because she's got Russian ancestry. Born in San Fran to Russian immigrant parents.
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:51 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Found on the following site
L.A. Sheriff Reopens Natalie Wood Drowning Probe, Citing New Information - The Daily Beast


More recently, Lana Wood and Marti Rulli, who coauthored a book with Davern about the night Natalie drowned, began another effort to reopen the case. On Sept. 18, they delivered a package to the sheriff’s department containing “statements from witnesses who wanted their voices to be heard just prior to the 30th anniversary of the death of legendary actress Natalie Wood to Sheriff Lee Baca’s office at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department,” according to the Canyon News.


According to the L.A.-based community newspaper, the package contained six signed statements from Lana Wood and Davern, as well as the woman on the nearby yacht who “heard Natalie’s cries for help but was never interviewed by authorities,” and Roger Smith, a Coast Guard staffer who “recovered Natalie’s body and believes she lived hours through the night in the cold ocean.”


“Rulli as well as Lana Wood are determined to see justice served in this case,” according to the Canyon News. “Although Lana never accuses anyone of committing a crime, she does believe the case was closed too quickly, and she fears that her family’s star power may have been involved in the decision to call the death an accidental drowning in order to close the case and protect others, who may have had a lot to lose if the case had been thoroughly investigated.”
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:31 PM
 
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"Heard cries for help"? Great.

"Yes, I heard cries for help, but did not bother to check it out or call police."

Not buying it.
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:38 PM
 
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I really think someone is just trying to sell a book . If her sister and this boat captain had all this info why did they not turn it over already ? I smell a rat who wants to sell a book .
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:42 PM
 
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"Heard cries for help"? Great.

"Yes, I heard cries for help, but did not bother to check it out or call police."

Not buying it.
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I really think someone is just trying to sell a book . If her sister and this boat captain had all this info why did they not turn it over already ? I smell a rat who wants to sell a book .
If this new investigation amounts to anything, I'll be shocked.

30 years passed, indeed someones looking for publicity.
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