November 18, 2011 7:36pm PT by Sophie Schillaci
Natalie Wood's Sister Makes First TV Appearance on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' (Video)
Natalie Wood’s sister, Lana Wood, has broken her silence.
Lana appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight on Friday, Nov. 18 to speak out for the first time since her sister’s case was reopened by the Los Angeles Police Department. In the interview, Lana recounts her earlier interactions with yacht captain Dennis Davern and offers her thoughts on the new investigation.
“He’s been trying to say something for quite a number of years,” she said of Davern. “He used to call me quite frequently, about 10 years after Natalie passed, and tell me bits and pieces in a very agitated manner -- very upset, crying -- that there was more to it than he said, and how guilty he felt.”
Davern appeared on both NBC’s Today show and CNN earlier in the day, in which he discussed his 2009 book, Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour. In his recollection of that fateful night, Davern implies that Wood’s then-husband Robert Wagner may have been involved in her death, citing a late night fight and Wagner’s request that Davern not turn on the boat’s search light following Wood’s disappearance.
Neither Wagner nor Christopher Walken, who was also aboard the boat that night, are being treated as suspects in the investigation.
“I know that the Sheriff’s department, the homicide division, is taking this all very seriously,” Lana said. “I think what’s important is not what I think happened or someone else thinks happened, I think it’s important to get to the bottom of what actually did happen. And I think that’s what they should be allowed to do.”
In a chilling sound bite, Lana concluded with, “Only RJ and Natalie know, and only one of them can speak.”
Watch the appearance below.