Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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January 15, 2013

Coroner releases new report on Natalie Wood death

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The updated report estimates that due to the cold temperature of the water and other factors, Wood likely died shortly after she got into the water.

The renewed inquiry came after the Davern told "48 Hours" and the "Today" show that he heard Wagner and Wood arguing the night of her disappearance and believed Wagner was to blame for her death.

Wagner wrote in a 2008 memoir that he and Walken argued that night. He wrote that Walken went to bed and he stayed up for a while, but when he went to bed, he noticed that his wife and a dinghy that had been attached to the yacht were missing.

"Nobody knows," he wrote. "There are only two possibilities; either she was trying to get away from the argument, or she was trying to tie the dinghy. But the bottom line is that nobody knows exactly what happened."

Wagner's publicist Alan Nierob declined comment on the coroner's findings. Walken's publicist referred an email to the actor's agent, who did not respond.

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