Mystery at the Mansion: The Suspicious and Wrongful Death of Rebecca Zahau

By 5 months ago

On July 13, 2011, Rebecca Zahau was found dead in her boyfriend’s beach mansion in Coronado, California. Her body was hanging from the balcony, arms and legs bound, discovered by her boyfriend’s brother, Adam Shacknai. Rebecca’s passing was originally ruled a suicide, but upon further investigation, suspicious details surfaced that made her family refuse to accept the original coroner’s report and fight for justice.

You’ll have to decide for yourself what you think might have happened to Rebecca, though—this is one tangled and shady web…

Many Moves

Rebecca was born in Burma. When she was young her family moved to Nepal, Germany, and eventually the United States. When they came to the states they moved to Missouri. Moving around a lot took its toll on Rebecca…

Getting into Trouble

Rebecca was a bit of a trouble-maker and was arrested for stealing in Nepal and Arizona, to which she pleaded guilty and then finally settled down in Scottsdale, AZ. That’s where she met Neil…

Neil and Jonah

In 2002, Rebecca met 36-year-old nursing student, Neil Nalepa. After nine years, the couple filed for divorce. However, before the divorce, Rebecca started seeing CEO of Medicis Pharmaceutical, Jonah Shacknai in 2008. The secret relationship put a wedge between her and Neil, leading to their divorce…