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Money talks. Rebecca Zahau Death Ruled Suicide

A woman found hanging outside her boyfriend's historic Coronado mansion committed suicide shortly after learning of the worsening condition of the homeowner's son, injured two days earlier in a fall, San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore said Friday. Rebecca Zahau was discovered hanging naked from a second-floor balcony at the Spreckels Mansion on July 13. Her hands and feet were bound. Zahau, 32, was found hanging from a second-story balcony on July 13 at the Ocean Blvd. home of her millionaire boyfriend, 54-year-old Jonah Shacknai.Anne Bremner, an attorney for Zahau's family, said the painted message says something like, "She saved him. Can he save her?""It would take a contortionist, like a Cirque de Soleil artist, to do what they claim she did," Bremner said investigators jumped to conclusions and that someone could have easily thrown her 100-pound frame over the balcony."We don't believe it means anything and the family says it's clearly not her handwriting," "Nothing will ever be the same for our families after these losses, but with today's information providing some much needed answers, we will try to rebuild our lives and honor the memories we carry with us," Shacknai said in a statement.The woman and the boy are linked to Jonah Shacknai, founder and chief executive of Medicis Pharmaceuticals Corp. and owner of the 27-room waterfront mansion. Zahau was his girlfriend of two years. Max was his son from a marriage that ended in divorce in 2008. Investigators believe the boy fell over a railing of a U-shaped staircase, struck a chandelier and hit another railing before falling on his face. He was found near the fallen chandelier, two soccer balls and a scooter. No one saw Max Shacknai fall, but Zahau was home with her 13-year-old sister and heard a loud noise, investigators said.

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Added: Sep-3-2011 Occurred On: Sep-3-2011
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Tags: Murder, San Diego, mystery
Location: San Diego, California, United States (load item map)
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