The cause of death of actresshas been changed from "accidental" to "undetermined" after 31 years of her death.
Late last year, officers of the LA County Coroner's Office reopened the case and now have made the change in Wood's death certificate. They say that someone might have killed her.
Initially, it was thought that Natalie Wood's death was an accident, in which she fell off het yacht and died. However, now the investigators are really not sure if this is what really happened.
Natalie Wood died when she was 43. She went on the fatal yacht voyage with her husband,, and her lover, actor Christopher Walken. All three of them were together on the yacht and her drowning took place somewhere near the Catalina Island, near Los Angeles.
The incident took place in 1981, but until recently, everyone had thought that Natalie Wood really drowned and there was no foul play involved. The only person who maintained that there must be someone involved in Wood's death was her sister, who always kept saying that Natalie Wood was terrified of the water and that there was no way that she would have gone even close to it.
A police source said, according to a report by cbsnews.com, "There were bruises on the body that cannot be explained by drowning. The investigation is ongoing into determining the cause of Miss Wood’s death."
The police officer also said that Robert Wagner is a key "person of interest" in this case. After the incident, Wagner, 84, provided details of the night, saying that Natalie Wood fell overboard and drowned when she tried to secure a dinghy.
The case was reopened in November last year after a new witness by the name of Marilyn Wayne gave a sworn statement, saying that she was on a nearby boat and heard Wood screaming in terror and calling for help on the night she died.
The case will now be investigated under the light of these findings and hopefully the culprit will be brought to justice.