Natalie Wood's lifeless body was pulled out of the water thirty years ago on a chill November day. Recently, new witnesses who did not have their testimony taken into account during the original court proceedings have come forward to claim that they heard her scream and that she could have been saved if her husband had called for help sooner. While Smith does not directly implicate Wagner, it is clear that he is saying without saying that Wagner may know more than he is claiming. Perhaps Wagner didn't do it, but had some sort of hand in it. Why else would he not want anyone to look for Wood for hours? It all seems very suspicious.
Roger Smith, the ship's captain, says he pulled her body out of the water himself and saw that rigor mortis had not set in, meaning she had not been dead for very long. He also went on to say that he feels as though the death is partly his fault, as he did not call for help earlier. All of these new developments make it seem as though there is something known that the police are not revealing to the public. Smith also theorizes that Wood may have held onto the boat until she succumbed to hypothermia. Whatever the case may be, it will certainly be interesting to see how the reopened case closes this time.