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Natalie Wood's Sister:

Robert Wagner Withheld Information

11/18/2011 6:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lana Wood speaks on Natalie Wood

Lana Wood, Natalie Wood's sister, says she never believed Robert Wagner's version of the events that led to Natalie's death.

Lana tells TMZ ... she believes Robert wasn't honest with cops when they interviewed him about Natalie's death.

Lana also says she's not buying the story that Natalie was trying to secure a dinghy and fell overboard because she was deathly afraid of water -- to the point she wouldn't even go in her pool.

Lana says Sheriff's detectives have interviewed her about the case and they specifically wanted to know if the relationship between Natalie and Robert was "volatile."

And, Lana says, if someone was responsible for Natalie's death, they should be punished, despite the fact it's 30 years later.

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SantaFeJack    

First? Lana has had an axe to grind with RJ long before Natalie's death.

1068 days ago
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Jackie    

OMG!!...she looks like her sister. Best bond girl ever.

1068 days ago
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Dominic    

I always wondered what was Walken's version of events.

1068 days ago
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SantaFeJack    

I've never thought there was foul play...witnesses and testimony always pointed to alcohol and 'ludes and a very stoned Natalie attempting to stop the dinghy from banging on the side of the yacht.

1068 days ago
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Frantique    

What I don't understand is - if she was so afraid of water what the hell was she doing on a boat in the first place??

1068 days ago
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awards    

The Wood sisters...woody-worthy?

1068 days ago
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Lorna    

She was such a great actress. When this happened everything about it smelled fishy. I have always thought there was more to it, now 30 years later maybe the truth will come out. What goes around comes around.

1068 days ago
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Truth    

FUNNY HOW WALKEN HAS SAID HE WILL NEVER TALK ABOUT THAT NITES EVENTS. HE KEPT TO THAT STATEMENT 1000%. DIUDE HAS NEVER SAID ANYTHING. HE KNOWS THE TRUTH. WAGNER IS 81 YRS OLD ALREADY. DUDE JUST CONFESS ALREADY. YOU DONT HAVE LONG TO LIVE ANYWAY. TRUTH!!

1068 days ago
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Whamo    

Wagner probably threw her down like a punk, she smashed her head and she was probably just unconscious. He then he freaked out and in his drug addled mind thinking she was dead slipped her quietly into the water to her true death. I have always thought RW got away with murder and hopefully they prove his guilt and charge him with this MURDER!

1068 days ago
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Lorna    

At the time of her death his career was going down hill and her's was on the way up. Gee, maybe someone was upset, jealous. She was afraid of water and on the boat drunk, don't this so. He divorced her in 1962 and married the next year. Also look at all the people he had affairs with. Always have thought it was Wagner from day one.

1068 days ago
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justMyTwoCents    

This case has always wreaked of foul play and was very sketchy from the get go. Definitely will not be shocked if a cover-up is discovered, but the only 2 ppl who know are RJ and Walken, and I believe they set aside any personal differences they had with each other in order to save their hides. Natatlie Wood was absolutely wonderful and an incredibly gifted actress, whose talents have never been matched since, and surely did not deserve this. I applaude Lana for having the courage to press on for the long-awaited truth! I believe Natalie Wood did NOT leave the Splendor on a dinghy by her own volition, no matter how much she had been drinking. And why such a long wait to report her missing?

1068 days ago
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CountryGal    

Robert Wagner is a sleaze. Like I said in another post if someone knows something they need to speak up now. You don't want to take something this awful to the grave. Get it off your chest and give Natalie's family closure.

1068 days ago
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Scotty    

So sad, I feel bad for any family that loses a member too young! You never get over loosing someone you love!

1068 days ago
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lisa2    

The story always seemed fishy to me. Sad.

1068 days ago
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Diandra    

The Today show badgered the boat captain. He is just a working man who cannot live anymore with a guilty conscience. Just because Wagner is rich and famous does not mean he is automatically innocent in his wife's death. There have been rumours for 30 years that he did not rescue Natalie that evening because they were all dead drunk. It sounds like she was pitting Walken against Wagner like in the Warren Beatty affair and it all came to a bad end.

1068 days ago
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