Natalie Wood’s sister has claimed that the actresses’ husband left her to drown on the night of her tragic death.
In an emotional interview Lana Wood said that when Natalie was in the water, Wagner, who she calls RJ, had forbidden the captain from helping her and said: ‘Leave her there, teach her a lesson’.
Speaking to TMZ, she claims Dennis Davern, captain of the Splendour yacht from which Ms Wood fell and drowned in 1981, told her what Wagner had said.
Lana told TMZ: ‘He (Dennis) said that everyone was quite drunk and that a fight broke out and that Natalie was in the water and he and RJ did nothing to pull her out.
‘He said, and this is a direct quote from what Dennis told me, ‘leave her there, teach her a lesson’.’
In her interview she also claimed that the captain told her Wagner called his attorney before he alerted the Coastguard to the incident.
The revelations come as the police confirmed today that they will reopen the investigation into the death and said they may use new DNA technology after receiving ‘credible and substantial information’.
They said, until they find evidence to say otherwise, the West Side Story actresses’ death will still be ruled as an accidental drowning.
The sheriff said at this point her husband actor Robert Wagner is not a suspect and would only say they planned to re-evaluate the evidence.
WOW. GODS, I SAID AT THE TIME THEY WERE ALL SO FUCKED UP ON PILLS, BOOZE, COKE AND ACID THEY PROBABLY HAD LITTLE MEMORY OF WHAT HAPPENED. BUT WHEN YOU CALL YOUR LAWYER FIRST THAT IS A PROBLEM WITH INNOCENCE.
NO IDEA WHAT SHE IS SAYING….
OH SAD LADY, PLEASE GO HOME. YOU GET CHUNDER IN MY MOUTH. YOU MAKE ME FEEL ICKY. SAD SAD SAD SAD SAD THESE PHOTOS ARE FROM AN EVENT IN LAS VEGAS ON THE WEEKEND. ICK SAD OLD LADY.