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Dr. Phil is Stepping In…

And the Spreckels Mansion investigation continues to get more interesting. Just when you thought it was over, the Dr. Phil show has stepped in to assist the family of Rebecca Zahau in exhuming her body for further tests.

Zahau, 32, was found naked, bound, and hanging from the balcony inside the Spreckels Mansion on July 13.  After a seven-week investigation, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and other agencies determined she committed suicide after being grief-stricken over the impending death of her boyfriend’s son, Max Shacknai.

Her family has refused to accept the finding, saying Zahau was a religious woman who viewed suicide a sin. In November, the Zahau family will appear on the Dr. Phil show to discuss the findings.

For those of you interested in the Spreckels Mansion investigation in Coronado, California, this link will bring you to the press conference video from early September and crime scene photos from both incidents at the mansion. http://www.sdsheriff.net/coronado/

Coincidence? I think not…

Rebecca Zahau was found hanging off the balcony of the Spreckels Mansion in Coronado, California (owned by Jonah Shacknai) last week. Although Police suspect it was a suicide, many have been wondering about the strange death as it has been revealed by police that her hands and feet were bound and she was hanging completely nude. Normally, I would tend to believe the police in this situation as no one knows what thoughts can go through someone’s head before they try to kill themselves.

But the story gets stranger, when another death happens within days of the suicide. Two days prior to her death, Shacknai’s six-year-old son fell down a stairway at the Mansion and days later succumbs to his injuries.

Neighbors have also stated there was a party held at the mansion the day between the boy’s fall and the supposed suicide.

I don’t tend to believe in conspiracy theories, but I’m also not naive. There is definitely more to the story here and I’m interested in hearing from the police as they continue their investigation.

Born in La Mirada, California, Melissa M. Garcia has lived most of her life in the sometimes gritty, but always entertaining landscape that is Southern California. She graduated from California State University in Long Beach with a degree in English/Literature. Garcia is the author of the Luc Actar crime series (including Falling Angels and Chasing Demons) and the Death Valley Mystery series (Stranger: A Death Valley Mystery). She has also published an e-book collection, Faith Departed: Short Stories of Mystery, Crime, and Despair.
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