Accused actor Robert Wagner has maintained his innocence after going in front of the camera.
Hollywood star Natalie Wood tragically drowned in 1981, but to this day her death remains a mystery.
She was found floating facedown in the Pacific Ocean despite her legendary fear of water – and still now we don’t know what happened.
Now, many years later, the case into Wood’s death – which was reopened in 2011 – is still making headlines.
Robert, 90, has been named as a ‘person of interest’ in the tragic death of his wife almost four decades after it happened.
But in a rare interview, he insists he did not take the star’s life.
He spoke with daughter Natasha Gregson Wagner on HBO documentary Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind, via PEOPLE.
Natasha believes he did not kill her mother that night nearly 40 years ago.
He said: “She said that because she knows me and she knows that I never would have done anything to hurt her mother.
“That night has gone through my mind so many times.”
When he went to look for her, he saw that both the dinghy and his wife were gone. “Nobody heard anything,” Robert, who raised Natasha and her sisters Katie and Courtney, tells her.
Natasha, who was 11 when Natalie died at the age of 43, has ruled out any suggestion of his involvement.
“I think there was a thorough investigation and I am completely satisfied,” she has said.
“All I know is that nobody loved my mum more than my stepdad, so if he had heard anything he would have given his life for her. And that’s a fact.”
Robert was on board the yacht, along with Captain Dennis Davern and Natalie’s friend and fellow actor Christopher Walken.
Natalie, who starred in films including West Side Story, Miracle on 34th Street and Rebel Without A Cause, drowned off Catalina Island in California. She was found in the water wearing a red jacket and night dress.
Near where she was found the 13-foot inflatable dinghy belonging to Splendour washed up on the rocks.
The ignition key was switched to off, the gearshift was in neutral, and the oars were up in a locked position.
The death was ruled as an accident following a two-week investigation, but the case was reopened by LA County Sheriff’s Department in 2011.
The case has gripped America ever since and remains a mystery.