TMZ Live -- Natalie Wood Investigation: The Captain, the Sister, and the Author Speak Out
TMZ LiveWhat Happened to Natalie?Captain, Sis & Author Speak Out
11/18/2011 12:30 PM PT
All the major players in the Natalie Wood death investigation joined us today ... and gave up all the details that led to the case being re-opened after 30 years.
One huge revelation -- Dennis Davern, captain of "The Splendour" -- says everyone on board, including himself, was wasted on booze! Plus, author Marti Rulli on how her dogged efforts renewed investigators' interest in the case.
Also, Lana Wood talks about her strange relationship with Robert Wagner since the night her sister died -- and they all tells us what they think really happened that mysterious night.
(0:00) Harvey breaks down the entire Natalie Woods case. (12:05) Author Marti Rulli -- who spearheaded the campaign to have the case reopened -- is on the phone. (13:45) How Rulli convinced cops to open it back up. (16:30) What did Christopher Walken see? (29:10) Natalie's sister Lana calls in -- and says Robert Wagner never talked to her about what happened. (31:45) Lana says the captain of the boat, Dennis Davern, told her that Robert didn't save Natalie to teach her a lesson. (37:05) Lana says Davern told her Robert was responsible for Natalie's death. (43:00) Davern is on the phone now -- and he explains the events leading up to Natalie's death. (45:50) What did Dennis hear that night? (46:20) Davern says Wagner told his straight-up ... DON'T call the Coast Guard. (51:01) Davern says he was smashed the night of Natalie's death.