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Natalie Wood

Death Certificate Changed

"Undetermined"

7/7/2012 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Natalie Wood's death certificate has been changed from "Accident" to "Undetermined" ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the L.A. County Coroner filed documents making the change late last month.

Members of Wood's family tell TMZ ... detectives from the L.A. County Sheriff's Department -- which has reopened the death investigation -- paid them a visit earlier today informing them of the change. They tell us ... detectives told them the change was made in part because some of the bruises on Wood's body were inconsistent with death by drowning.

Family members add ... they were told at this point authorities can't prove definitively Wood's death was accidental or the result of foul play. Detectives did tell family members Wood's death was definitely from drowning, but the way she ended up in the water is unclear.

Wood died November 29, 1981 after an alcohol-fueled party on a boat off Catalina with Robert Wagner and Christopher Walken on board.

Law enforcement sources tell us their investigation is still active.

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46.

Krammerhead    

Wow, way to make it sound seedy. An "alcohol fueled" party? What kind of party isn't alcohol fueled?

777 days ago
47.

roll3567    

Don't think for a second either of these guys aren't a moment away from lawyering up and would refuse to cooperate.

hey tmz, instead of is taking pictures of Hayden Panettiere, get us a pic of Wagner and Walken meeting together at a coffee shop in Fresno.

777 days ago
48.

WhackAMole    

No matter how long it's been, her death needs a second look. You'd want it for your mother or daughter...wouldn't you?

777 days ago
49.

WhackAMole    

HARLEYHARLETT

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fyi - that tree that was moved was an extinct tree in the wild - except for that one - and it was paid for by federal funds - not state funds because it was on their endangered list

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And federal money comes from...............................? So you're telling me there is no other tree like that in the whole world? I'm not buying that. It's still a waste of money in country that can't pay it's debts and borrows 60 cents out of every dollar from a country that hates us. Nice plant though....hope you can eat it or live in it when your state goes bankrupt.

777 days ago
50.

kitty    

this was NEVER looked at properly. These men(?)have a lot of explaining to do, but they wont, because THEY ARE NOT MAN ENOUGH TO ADMIT THE TRUTH.....

777 days ago
51.

CasinoPImp    

I think Walken is an awesome actor, but I have always thought that he knows the truth, and didn't have the balls to tell the truth. He didn't do it, but knows it was not an accidental drowning.

777 days ago
52.

Silverado Mom    

I'm so pleased to read that SOMETHING has happened. So refreshing after so much time gone by where NOTHING happened. It's never too late to wrong a right. It's too bad they didn't go further with changes though.

777 days ago
53.

Silverado Mom    

Even though it's not what it should be at least it's not what it was.

777 days ago
54.

simona    

Maybe finally her family will have some closure. No matter how long it takes for the case to be solved. RIP Natalie Wood.

777 days ago
55.

nof    

This is like the local police report around my older brother's suicide:


"Advanced Noose Entanglement."


Two other papers were more honest: "Self-Offage."


Good for Lana Wood - about time she's got some movement -


Even though this is no more than a bone.

777 days ago
56.

nof    

"We now categorically-acknowledge..."


"That..."


"That we just ..."


"Just don't know..."


-Gee thanks guyz.


Around-the-World Media's just pouring in.


Yuri Gagarin just landed...

777 days ago
57.

remy    

OK i admit it. i killed her. now can we move on?

777 days ago
58.

nof    

"Out of respect to Lana Wood, etc."


"We've decided to change Cause-Of-Death..."


"From ...NOT AT ALL SURE.."


"To ...DANGED IF THIS DOESN'T BEAT ALL."


This is why I want a DUMB AND DUMBER sequel.

777 days ago
59.

nof    

They found her on the bottom of the Bay?


With an anchor tied around her neck...


"Obvious case of Anchor-Surfing..."


Yeah but did Lee Harvey Oswald act ALONE?!


"Mr. Oswald was only on the boat that night for a very, very short time..."


"Had one drink and left..."

777 days ago
60.

nof    

No one will top Lana Wood's line - not even Nof.


"Somehow I don't consider 'We're sorry for your loss, Mr. Wagner,' a true death investigation."


"Sorry you had to cold-**** her and throw her in the drink, Mr. Wagner - "


"Accept this Death Certificate as a gift and from our agency to you/yours."

777 days ago
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