updated 11/18/2011 AT 10:15 AM ET
•originally published 11/18/2011 AT 5:30 AM ET
What happened to Natalie Wood?
That is the question the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office hopes to answer regarding the Nov. 29, 1981, death of the adored movie star, it was announced late Thursday.
On Friday morning’s Today show, the captain of the boat Wood fled the night of her drowning alleged that her husband, Robert Wagner, was responsible for her death.
“I made mistakes by not telling the honest truth in a police report,” Dennis Davern also said on the NBC program.
Saying they had new information about Wood’s death – some of it apparently from Davern – sheriff’s officials have decided to reopen the investigation, according to Deputy Benjamin Grubb.