Investigators tell "48 Hours" that Robert Wagner is a person-of-interest in Natalie Wood's death

Posted at 4:26 PM, Feb 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-01 22:12:34-05

Los Angeles County Sheriff's investigators have told a TV news show that actor Robert Wagner is a person-of-interest in the death of his wife, actress Natalie Wood.

She died under mysterious circumstances in 1981, while sailing with Wagner and actor Christopher Walken off the California coast.

Now, the CBS show "48 Hours" is airing an interview with authorities who re-opened the case in 2011.

One detective said fresh bruises gave the appearance that Wood had been recently assaulted when she died.

Another said that Wagner's version of events didn't add up, adding: "He's more of a person of interest now."

The show will feature interviews with both detectives, along with wood's sister, lana.

A rep for Wagner declined to comment. 

The actor, who has been a recurring guest star on the CBS drama "NCIS," did not speak to "48 Hours."

It will air this Saturday at 10 p-m Eastern.

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