That person is Robert Wagner — Natalie Wood’s husband at the time of her death.
In the initial two-week-long investigation, Wood’s death was ruled an accident and no charges were pressed. However, since the case was reopened in 2011, Wagner has refused to speak to investigators.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant John Corina says Wagner’s version of the events that transpired that night “just don’t add up.”
“I haven’t seen him tell the details that match all the other witnesses in this case,” Corina says of Wagner. “I think he’s constantly changed his story a little bit.”
“As we’ve investigated the case over the last six years, I think he’s more of a person of interest now.”
Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood were first married in 1957, although Wood’s mother was firmly against the union. The two divorced in April 1962.
Wood then went on to marry British producer Richard Gregson but divorced him in April 1972.
Three months later, Wood and Wagner were remarried.
When asked whether he believes Natalie Wood was murdered, Lieutenant Corina responded, “I think it’s suspicious enough to make us think that something happened.”