Natalie Wood’s Death Certificate Quietly Changes from ‘Accident’ to ‘Undetermined’

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Less than a year after the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reopened the Natalie Wood 1981 drowning case, the L.A. County Coroner filed documents last month, changing Wood's cause of death from "accident" to "undetermined." Investigators had determined that some of the bruises found on Wood's body were inconsistent with a death by drowning, and amended Wood's death certificate to reflect these latest findings. Members of Wood's family were informed of the change on Friday, though investigators insisted that, at this point, they can't definitively prove whether Wood's death was accidental or the result of something more sinister. [TMZ]

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Bloody hell, those poor kids. Jet skis freak me out a bit. Can anyone drive them?