According to Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department in a press conference, Robert Wagner does not want any part of the latest inquiry into his wife Natalie Wood‘s death 31 years ago.
Corina says that Wagner is the only person who was on the yacht the night Wood drowned who has not spoken to detectives as part of the latest inquiry into her death, despite repeated requests and attempts, reports the AP.
Detectives have reportedly tried at least 10 times to interview Wagner, but the actor has always refused.
“Most of the people we’ve talked to were never talked to 30 years ago,” says Corina, of the new inquiry. “We’ve got a lot of new information … all we can do is collect the facts.”
Wagner’s attorney Blair Berk says in a statement:
“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.”
Berk adds that after 30 years, neither Wagner nor his daughters have any new information to add.
This latest inquiry has revealed bruises on Wood’s wrists, knees and ankles that could have occurred before she fell into the ocean and drowned, indicating that perhaps an assault took place.
Authorities have not yet identified any suspects via this new inquiry.