Natalie Wood was a beautiful woman who started out a child star (Miracle on 34th Street), became a teen star (Rebel Without A Cause with James Dean) and one of the biggest stars of the 60s (Gypsy, West Side Story, Love With The Proper Stranger, Sex and the Single Girl, and Bob, Carol, Ted and Alice -- among others). She then wanted to raise a family and worked less in the 70s. She was eager to do more movies in the 80s and also to perform onstage. But she died while filming Brain Storm. She supposedly drowned. (Photo from Wikipedia, by the way.)
Tracie Egan Morrissey (Jezebel) reports:
A year after the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reopened the 1981 drowning case of Natalie Wood, the L.A. County Coroner's Office will release a new autopsy report that "raises questions about every major finding" that led investigators to originally conclude that the actress' death was an accident.
The CBS report is here (text and video). Alan Duke and Tom Watkins (CNN) add:
Homicide investigators decided to take a new look at one of Hollywood's most enduring mysteries in November 2011 after they were contacted by people who said they had additional information about the actress's death, the sheriff's department said last summer.
The announcement persuaded tipsters to come forward with additional "intriguing" information, sheriff's spokesman Whitmore told CNN last January.
Investigators did not comment directly on statements made in news reports in November by Dennis Davern, the captain of a yacht owned by Wood and her husband.
It's past time for the truth to come out.
I have no idea what that will be.
If it turns out Christopher Walkin knew something, he better have told the investigators. If it turns out he knew something and didn't come forward? He can rot in hell.
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