We've gotta admit, we're a little bit surprised to hear this.
To recap, yesterday the Los Angels County Sheriff's Department announced that they are reopening Natalie Wood's 1981 death case.
As we said before, Natalie drowned while boating off Santa Catalina Island, and it was deemed an accident at the time.
Today, the captain of the boat came forward and claimed that Natalie's then-husband Robert Wagner is responsible for her death…and Natalie's sister Lana said she believed it!
NOW, the El Lay Sheriff's Department has released a statement saying that Robert Wagner isn't being considered a suspect in the case, and that they still believe her death was a result of an accidental drowning.
While we certainly would prefer that Natalie Wood's death wasn't a result of foul play, we're not 100% sure why this case was reopened if Wagner isn't a suspect and police still think her death was an accident.
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