The detective who originally investigated the death of Natalie Wood, Duane Rasure, says he believes Dennis Davern, the captain of the Splendour the night Natalie died, is lying because he is “trying to sell a book and make money off of it.”
Rasure, a retired detective sergeant for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau, tells CBS News, “If I ever had the slightest inkling there was a murder, something suspicious, I would have worked it. I did not cover for anybody and I wouldn’t cover for anybody. I don’t care about their celebrity status. They were people.”
Rasure adds that he would have arrested Robert Wagner in an instant if the evidence pointed in that direction, but he “never really got suspicious of a murder.”
This is in direct opposition to what Lana Wood, Natalie’s sister has said. Lana said she never believed Wagner‘s version of the events that led to Natalie’s death and she is certain that Wagner wasn’t honest with cops when they interviewed him after the homicide. This is in agreement with captain Dennis saying on ‘Today’ that he thinks Wagner is responsible for Natalie’s death .
What else is Rasure going to say 30 years after he might have blown the investigation? He isn’t going to say that he didn’t look hard enough at the case because big celebs were involved and he had a convenient explanation at hand, is he? One thing we know is that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau has NOT re-opened the case in order to increase book sales… . There is more to Natalie Wood’s ‘accidental death’ than the original investigation discovered and made public.