Damning revelations from a long-lost taped interview with Robert Wagner
and Natalie Wood
are shining a new spotlight on the 88-year-old actor’s role in his wife’s suspicious 1981 drowning death!
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In a chilling twist, Wagner — labeled a “person of interest” by cops
— is also
heard telling celebrity journalist Shirley Eder
how he wants to “erase” life’s problems!” The comments referred to a drawing Wagner was determined to destroy, and seemed innocuous at the time.
But in hindsight they offer troubling insight into his anger issues and explosive behavior. “We can erase it! Sometimes in life you have to do what they call improvise,” the “Hart to Hart” star barked.
The comment instantly raised eyebrows with law-enforcement experts who said they would demand Wagner explain his shocking remarks! “I would certainly want to speak to Mr. Wagner about what he meant,” said former New York City homicide cop and mayoral candidate Bo Dietl.
“I’d want to know for sure that Natalie was not one of the things he’s talking about ‘erasing,’" said Dietl. "There are too many questions about his involvement in this case to let a comment like that go by! Authorities need to hear it!”
Not surprisingly, a source close to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department agreed. “That’s an incredible comment for a man in his position to make!” the source told The ENQUIRER. “These kinds of revelations need to be investigated fully!
“I’m sure the Sheriff’s Department will demand to seize that tape and carefully review the entire interview as potential evidence.” Tragically, Natalie provided similarly foreboding comments to the reporter in the final joint interview with the couple conducted by Eder (left, with actress Ann Miller).
“I had a mean director one time who threw me into the ocean,” the “West Side Story” beauty recalled. “I was terrified because we were in the open ocean.” She also claimed it was Wagner who insisted they spend “every weekend” on the boat and that he did “all the navigation!”
As The ENQUIRER has reported, Natalie’s fear of the ocean aroused suspicion among investigators, who have long doubted she fell overboard trying to climb into the yacht’s dinghy. “It doesn’t make any sense
,” said the Sherriff’s Department Homicide Squad boss, Lt. John Corina
The discovery of the blockbuster tapes come just four months after The ENQUIRER revealed another damning audiotape in which the Oscar-nominated actress laid bare her husband’s macabre motive for murder!
Speaking from beyond the grave, Natalie confessed Wagner couldn’t bear to watch her passionate movie sex scenes because he was insanely jealous
, and would show up on the set to make sure things didn’t get out of hand!
“There is evidence Robert Wagner called the Coast Guard to find out about search and rescue procedures,” investigative book writer Marti Rulli told The ENQUIRER. “He wanted to know exactly what happens when someone is reported missing from a boat!"
He has also repeatedly refused to cooperate with the investigation — even after a 2011 review of Natalie’s autopsy and death scene resulted in her cause of death being changed from accidental drowning to “undetermined.”