Robert Wagner ‘Person of Interest’ in Natalie Wood’s 1981 Death
The lead story on Yahoo News at the moment, courtesy People magazine (“Robert Wagner Now Considered a ‘Person of Interest’ in Wife Natalie Wood’s Mysterious Death“):
Nearly 40 years after Natalie Wood died under mysterious circumstances, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s investigators say her widower Robert Wagner is a person of interest in the case.
“As we’ve investigated the case over the last six years, I think he’s more of a person of interest now,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant John Corina said in an upcoming interview with CBS’ 48 Hours. “I mean, we know now that he was the last person to be with Natalie before she disappeared.”
Wagner’s attorney didn’t immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
There has long been strong suspicion that Wagner was involved but I can’t help but wonder why LA County is devoting this many resources to solving a 37-year-old case. To be sure, there’s no statute of limitations for murder and one presumes there are still loved ones who want justice for Woods’ death if indeed it was a homicide. But there are trade-offs here and one would think that the investigative manpower spent over the last six years could have been more profitably devoted to ongoing threats to public safety.