It would be very satisfying to pin down an exact cause to Natalie Wood's death (and possibly who else was involved), but it doesn't seem like we'll be getting that luxury. Not yet, anyway.
The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department confirmed to E! News that there has not been any evidence of foul play in the iconic Hollywood star's case and it is still being ruled as an accidental drowning. However, they also stress that the case "is still being investigated and is still active."
After the Los Angeles Sheriff's Homicide Bureau decided to reexamine the case of Wood's death 30 years later, Chief of Detectives William McSweeney told the Los Angeles Times, "At this point, it is an accidental death. Nothing has been discovered to suggest changing that at this time."
McSweeney also explained that they are still trying to discover certain aspects that may answer the smaller questions which were not previously answered in the original investigation, saying that cold cases like these never close, but they will dedicate more resources to them when new information is revealed. With that said, he doesn't believe any further examinations will label Wood's death as anything other than an accident.
The three-time Academy Award nominee was sailing off Catalina Island during Thanksgiving weekend in 1981 on a yacht she owned with husband Robert Wagner when she mysteriously ended up dead in the water.
Officials initially ruled her death as an accident, and 30 years later, no evidence seems to prove otherwise.
—Reporting by Baker Machado