LAPD Declares No New Evidence of Foul Play in Natalie Wood Investigation

[caption id="attachment_93587" align="alignleft" width="220" caption="MGM"]Natalie Wood in "West Side Story"[/caption]

Well, you can't blame the police for not trying. Nearly 30 years after Natalie Wood's death in 1981, the LAPD reopened her case when the captain of the yacht on which Wood, Robert Wagner and Christopher Walken had spent Thanksgiving weekend that year wrote a book declaring that he had not told the truth at the time of the original incident.

Specifically, the yacht captain presented what he coined as new evidence in the mystery.

So… what did the boys in blue find? Not a lot, apparently. William McSweeney, chief of detectives for the LA County Sheriff's Department reports that, after several weeks of interviews and other investigations, there is still no evidence that the death of the iconic actress was a homicide.

"At this point, it is an accidental death. Nothing has been discovered to suggest changing that at this time," McSweeney states.

He adds, however, that the case is not yet closed because detectives are still working to provide answers to questions that were not answered during the original investigation. (We guess to questions other than whether someone actually killed her.) According to the Hollywood Reporter, McSweeney clarified that while this is currently classified as a "cold case," it could become active again if additional evidence is uncovered… though, we gotta say, at this point, that seems unlikely.