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Post by Tamta on Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:18 pm

Lash wrote:
Tamta wrote:Quite a glaring inconsistency Lash.
One that probably did not escape Dina, thus a need for mentioning and providing an explanation for it ex post facto?

But what would influence MSM from giving such little focus to such an important circumstance...

BBM - A lack of LE leaks. I tend to believe the media was clueless about Nina's visit. However, one reporter knew the salacious detail of porn being found on a computer and Adam had submitted to a polygraph. Gore would not commit to answering either of these questions. Gore bounced the porn question to Bremner and would not acknowledge Adam was indeed the person who submitted to a polygraph. How did the reporter even know about the porn and the polygraph? In my opinion, these two details were leaked to the media to further Gore's agenda. The porn was an attempt to embarrass Rebecca, the polygraph was an attempt to clear Adam. Leaking Nina's visit would not fit Gore's theory. Nina's visit would ONLY cast doubt on SDSO's investigative conclusion.

That's interesting Lash.

When do we first hear of Nina going to the mansion?
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Re: Rebecca Zahau Found Dead at Historic Mansion 7/13/11 #2

Post by Eileen_Dover on Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:58 pm

Agreed, Lash. Although NR states she told LE the day after RZ died that she had been at the mansion that night, the media was clueless. Nothing stated in Search Warrants that she had been there. Nothing stated by Gore at Sept 2 PC. From what I recall, the sequence of media events were tit for tat between AB and Gore:

November 1: Rebecca Zahau Files Handed Over to Family: Sheriff's department gives records to loved ones' attorney two months after the end of the investigation.
http://coronado.patch.com/articles/rebecca-zahau-files-handed-over-to-family-suicide-hanging-shacknai-coronado

November 8: Exclusive: Max Shacknai’s aunt talks about Coronado mansion deaths
http://www.cbs8.com/story/15982091/exclusive-max-shacknais-aunt-talks-about-coronado-mansion-deaths

Friday, Nov 18: AB posted on her FB page: "…a person of interest in the case viewed porn on his iPhone before ‘discovering' her body.'"

Saturday Nov 19: bondage porn found on mansion computer
http://www.760kfmb.com/story/16083634/zahau-attorney-bondage-porn-found-on-coronado-mansion-computer
.. Bremner said Adam Shacknai claimed during a lie detector examination that he was viewing pornography on his iPhone just before he walked out of the mansion guest house and found Zahau hanging.
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Post by Freckles on Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:15 pm

There was also the porn accessed through an airline.
Not sure how that fits in.
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Post by Eileen_Dover on Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:06 am

Freckles wrote:There was also the porn accessed through an airline.
Not sure how that fits in.
The iPhone porn and the SW access to computer were reported by AB on her FB page at approximately the same time, same date:

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Post by Freckles on Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:01 am

Eileen-
AB reports two computer accesses--- one before and one after the death of Rebecca.

How do we that that when we do not know the time of Rebecca's death?

I find it very odd AS confesses to watching porn that night/early AM of the day Rebecca died.
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Post by Lash on Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:39 am

Eileen - Thank you for the screenshot!

Looking at the current timeline, two dates you posted regarding porn need added to the timeline! One more point, AB claims the computer(s) used belonged to Rebecca. Not Jonah's computer(s). So why is SDSO still holding her computer? As well as Rebecca's camera and cellphone?

Let's not forget Nina's phone interview occurred just a week before the first Dr. Phil show aired on Nov. 15th. Between attorney AB receiving the investigative file on Nov. 1st and the Dr. Phil show, Nina decided it was time to tell her story.


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Post by Freckles on Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:27 am

Lash wrote:Eileen - Thank you for the screenshot!

Looking at the current timeline, two dates you posted regarding porn need added to the timeline! One more point, AB claims the computer(s) used belonged to Rebecca. Not Jonah's computer(s). So why is SDSO still holding her computer? As well as Rebecca's camera and cellphone?

Let's not forget Nina's phone interview occurred just a week before the first Dr. Phil show aired on Nov. 15th. Between attorney AB receiving the investigative file on Nov. 1st and the Dr. Phil show, Nina decided it was time to tell her story.


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Why do I think the computer and cell phone were released to Jonah?
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Re: Rebecca Zahau Found Dead at Historic Mansion 7/13/11 #2

Post by GlaringError on Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:56 pm

Everyone has such good points.

This is just a sad case all the way around. I can't even say I am not sure she didn't commit suicide (not 100%).

I think she was murdered. I have had my thoughts of who I think did it but I have to question even that because so many people think the other person (female) did it. Maybe she did. Maybe she didn't.

I definitely find it strange to go around to the back gate. If I went to someone's house and they didn't answer, I would never snoop around the back. What area of the property can be seen from there? Who owned the underwear in the trash?

If Dina or Nina were involved, why in God's green Earth would they feel so comfortable to roam the property and commit such an ostentatious display on another person's property. They had no idea who would "stop by!"

Okay, what are the missing links? What happened to Max? Where did the link to the chandelier go and why? Rebecca could not dispose of that "evidence." She was DEAD!!! ** then again, maybe she did... after all, the police didn't even collect the chandelier until after her death? And it was in the TRASH? Wow.

Clowns could have done a better investigative job
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Post by GlaringError on Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:27 pm

I had a couple glasses of wine...

but I think I have officially "flipped." I think Rebecca killed herself.

Let me be the first to apologize.
Gore, you should be fired. Your bedside manner sucks.

the reasons why are because Max did not fall from that staircase. Somebody hurt Max. Was it his dad, was it X or was it Rebecca? It is strange to be a shoplifter at 32 (not to denigrate, just sayin'), and it is not that easy to have a rich and powerful man on the line, be living with him, and then about to lose him. Think what you will... staring down the barrel of going from money back to no money isn't that easy. Ask Dina, if she told the truth, she would tell you the terror of that barrel. The housemaid movie... that's like a scolding message. They call her the baby sitter, after all. Her saying: "these people are evil. they treated me like garbage and that hurts."

Maybe she was not responsible for Max, too.... And was being made the scapegoat and lashed out at her boyfriend because he was callously destroying her life? " I will make it look like you murdered me!!!!" How intelligent was Rebecca? Was she smart enough to cook up something like that or a fluffy air head?
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Re: Rebecca Zahau Found Dead at Historic Mansion 7/13/11 #2

Post by KZ on Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:28 pm

GlaringError wrote:I had a couple glasses of wine...

but I think I have officially "flipped." I think Rebecca killed herself.

Let me be the first to apologize.
Gore, you should be fired. Your bedside manner sucks.

Snipped for relevance.

BBM. Wow, that is very interesting that you have officially "flipped" and now think Rebecca killed herself. Do you still feel that way today?

BTW, Ann Rule (in her new book) quoted Adam Shacknai, coincidentally, as saying something to LE at the scene of Rebecca's hanging about how his "bedside manner wasn't that bad." Many think this is an odd comment from Adam, given the circumstances. Was this just coincidence in your post, or are you getting at something more about that "bedside manner" comment that I didn't get? Curious.
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Re: Rebecca Zahau Found Dead at Historic Mansion 7/13/11 #2

Post by Lash on Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:55 am

Snipped for context -
GlaringError wrote:
Okay, what are the missing links? What happened to Max? Where did the link to the chandelier go and why? Rebecca could not dispose of that "evidence." She was DEAD!!! ** then again, maybe she did... after all, the police didn't even collect the chandelier until after her death? And it was in the TRASH? Wow.

Clowns could have done a better investigative job

The link was photographed by SDSO. The chandelier was collected by SDSO in search warrant 41290. The evidence collected included a wire nut and pieces of the chandelier. Rebecca had absolutely NOTHING to do with any missing chandelier evidence. I would suggest placing blame elsewhere.

Statements made in a report by Dina's independent expert, Dr. Bove -

• In addition I inspected, photographed and measured the site of the incident on October 13, 2011. On November 15, 2011, I also had the opportunity to inspect evidence collected from the incident scene by the police including the shirt and shorts worn by Maxfield Shacknai on the date of the incident, a chandelier, supporting chain, and a Razor® scooter.

• Photographs taken at the scene also depict two soccer balls on the first floor and a wooden ruler. A length of the chain on which the chandelier previously hung was still attached to the ceiling. A broken circular link that had connected the chain to the chandelier was found on the landing near the stairs leading down to the first floor.

http://media.utsandiego.com/news/documents/2012/08/06/Dr.Bove_Report.pdf
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Re: Rebecca Zahau Found Dead at Historic Mansion 7/13/11 #2

Post by Lash on Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:46 am

GlaringError wrote:I had a couple glasses of wine...

but I think I have officially "flipped." I think Rebecca killed herself.

Let me be the first to apologize.
Gore, you should be fired. Your bedside manner sucks.

the reasons why are because Max did not fall from that staircase. Somebody hurt Max. Was it his dad, was it X or was it Rebecca? It is strange to be a shoplifter at 32 (not to denigrate, just sayin'), and it is not that easy to have a rich and powerful man on the line, be living with him, and then about to lose him. Think what you will... staring down the barrel of going from money back to no money isn't that easy. Ask Dina, if she told the truth, she would tell you the terror of that barrel. The housemaid movie... that's like a scolding message. They call her the baby sitter, after all. Her saying: "these people are evil. they treated me like garbage and that hurts."

Maybe she was not responsible for Max, too.... And was being made the scapegoat and lashed out at her boyfriend because he was callously destroying her life? " I will make it look like you murdered me!!!!" How intelligent was Rebecca? Was she smart enough to cook up something like that or a fluffy air head?

Hi GlaringError! I respect your thoughts and opinions.

Unfortunately, we do not know where 'The Housemaid' video was found or who it belonged to. Are you privy to more details? In my opinion, it is absurd to postulate Rebecca used this video as a scolding message with no supporting evidence of who owned the video. The video may have been planted by the murderer in an attempt to humiliate Rebecca. It may have been purchased to mock Rebecca. Who owned and/or rented the video?

I respectfully disagree that Rebecca's shoplifting past is somehow a behavioral issue that concludes this was a suicide. Dina found a shoplifting charge upon completing a background check on Rebecca. I agree that past behavior such as previous suicide attempts or violence can sometimes predict future behavior. Rebecca's past showed neither of these behavioral patterns. However, when Rebecca joined Jonah's family she was surrounded by a couple of people known to have engaged in violent behavior. I sometimes wonder if Rebecca would have stayed in the relationship had she researched Jonah's and Dina's past?


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Re: Rebecca Zahau Found Dead at Historic Mansion 7/13/11 #2

Post by Freckles on Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:29 pm

Lash wrote:Snipped
The link was photographed by SDSO. The chandelier was collected by SDSO in search warrant 41290. The evidence collected included a wire nut and pieces of the chandelier. Rebecca had absolutely NOTHING to do with any missing chandelier evidence. I would suggest placing blame elsewhere.

Statements made in a report by Dina's independent expert, Dr. Bove -

A broken circular link that had connected the chain to the chandelier was found on the landing near the stairs leading down to the first floor.

http://media.utsandiego.com/news/documents/2012/08/06/Dr.Bove_Report.pdf
Wow, So the link WAS found?

Does anyone recall when Gore angrily said all the evidence had been given to AB as the SO was NOT needing it, ie, they were NOT going to investigate? That was in Dec. of 2011, IIRC. IF so, how was it DS was able to review the evidence? Was only the items pertaining to RZ' death given to the atty? Or was it ALL given over?
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Re: Rebecca Zahau Found Dead at Historic Mansion 7/13/11 #2

Post by Freckles on Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:31 pm

Lash,
IIRC, RZ had indicated to family members, maybe Mary?, she was going to split from JS. Do you recall that?

I have no link.


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Post by Lash on Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:09 pm

Freckles wrote:Lash,
IIRC, RZ had indicted to family members, maybe Mary?, she was going to split from JS. Do you recall that?

I have no link.

Hi Freckles! Mary made several comments in this interview. At the end of summer, Rebecca was considering taking some time for herself if things did not improve.

Snip -

Was Shacknai in love with Becky?

Mary hesitates.

“I don’t know. I couldn’t read [them]. I mean, were they affectionate with each other? No, not really. Not in front of us. If I saw them, I probably wouldn’t get that impression. Becky told me that she did love him but that she was disappointed in a lot of ways because he wouldn’t…she was disappointed in his [teenaged] kids, [how] they were allowed to be openly rude to her. Those other two children didn’t want her, period. They resented her. And Jonah would not defend her [against them], stop that. Not really. Not by my impression.”

By this summer, it was coming to a crunch for Rebecca.

“We talked about it; that if the teenaged kids’ behavior doesn’t improve she was considering telling Jonah at the end of this summer that she…needed to have some time to herself.

“I don’t know if she ended up telling him or not.”

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2011/sep/14/citylights2-rebecca-zahau/
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Re: Rebecca Zahau Found Dead at Historic Mansion 7/13/11 #2

Post by KZ on Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:11 pm

GlaringError wrote:I had a couple glasses of wine...

but I think I have officially "flipped." I think Rebecca killed herself.

Let me be the first to apologize.
Gore, you should be fired. Your bedside manner sucks.

the reasons why are because Max did not fall from that staircase. Somebody hurt Max. Was it his dad, was it X or was it Rebecca? It is strange to be a shoplifter at 32 (not to denigrate, just sayin'), and it is not that easy to have a rich and powerful man on the line, be living with him, and then about to lose him. Think what you will... staring down the barrel of going from money back to no money isn't that easy. Ask Dina, if she told the truth, she would tell you the terror of that barrel. The housemaid movie... that's like a scolding message. They call her the baby sitter, after all. Her saying: "these people are evil. they treated me like garbage and that hurts."

Maybe she was not responsible for Max, too.... And was being made the scapegoat and lashed out at her boyfriend because he was callously destroying her life? " I will make it look like you murdered me!!!!" How intelligent was Rebecca? Was she smart enough to cook up something like that or a fluffy air head?

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Of course, we are all free to hold our own opinions. However, I don't think you will find much support here for your ideas that Rebecca or Jonah hurt Max. But you're still welcome to voice your opinions here.

There is at least one forum on the web that might be more aligned with your new ideas. PM me if you would like the name of the forum.
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Re: Rebecca Zahau Found Dead at Historic Mansion 7/13/11 #2

Post by Freckles on Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:54 pm

Thanks, Lash! You found the link! Cool
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Re: Rebecca Zahau Found Dead at Historic Mansion 7/13/11 #2

Post by Lash on Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:01 am

Freckles wrote:
Lash wrote:Snipped
The link was photographed by SDSO. The chandelier was collected by SDSO in search warrant 41290. The evidence collected included a wire nut and pieces of the chandelier. Rebecca had absolutely NOTHING to do with any missing chandelier evidence. I would suggest placing blame elsewhere.

Statements made in a report by Dina's independent expert, Dr. Bove -

A broken circular link that had connected the chain to the chandelier was found on the landing near the stairs leading down to the first floor.

http://media.utsandiego.com/news/documents/2012/08/06/Dr.Bove_Report.pdf
Wow, So the link WAS found?

Does anyone recall when Gore angrily said all the evidence had been given to AB as the SO was NOT needing it, ie, they were NOT going to investigate? That was in Dec. of 2011, IIRC. IF so, how was it DS was able to review the evidence? Was only the items pertaining to RZ' death given to the atty? Or was it ALL given over?

According to Dr. Bove's report the ring was visible in photographs but not available for inspection. Missing or not provided? I think the words 'not available' warrant further definition.

Snip from Dr. Bove's report -

The existing portion of the ring was an apparent match to a portion of a ring found on the landing and visible in photographs of the scene. The portion of the ring found on the landing was not available for inspection. Additional examination, including photography and/or testing of the chandelier and/or the broken link found on the landing, may allow for a more quantitative analysis of the forces and mechanisms required to cause separation of the chandelier from the chain.

http://media.utsandiego.com/news/documents/2012/08/06/Dr.Bove_Report.pdf
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Re: Rebecca Zahau Found Dead at Historic Mansion 7/13/11 #2

Post by Lash on Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:45 am

Coronado mansion death gets ‘true crime’ treatment

December 22, 2012 12:00 pm • Kristina Davis

CORONADO — The queen of the true crime genre has taken on the mysterious death of Rebecca Zahau in her new book, laying out a case for murder at the historic Spreckels mansion in Coronado.

While best-selling author Ann Rule raises many questions surrounding the death, she provides few answers.

The case that captured the attention of San Diego and the nation is one of a handful of deaths she explores in the book, “Fatal friends, deadly neighbors and other true cases,” released last month.

Zahau’s death was ultimately ruled a suicide by the Sheriff’s Department and Medical Examiner’s Office, a conclusion that her family has vehemently fought ever since.

http://www.nctimes.com/entertainment/books-and-literature/coronado-mansion-death-gets-true-crime-treatment/article_fcae6a0b-f255-54d7-812b-f705e7b0bf10.html#.UNYvDBhmcyo.facebook
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Re: Rebecca Zahau Found Dead at Historic Mansion 7/13/11 #2

Post by Inparadise on Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:01 pm

Link to a story about the remodel of Spreckels Beach House and pictures (beginning on page 34):

http://lifestylemags.com

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Re: Rebecca Zahau Found Dead at Historic Mansion 7/13/11 #2

Post by GlaringError on Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:10 pm

I do think that somebody in the house hurt Max.

I don't think there were only two people there.

Ingredients for a murder intrigue, mystery: sex, money, power. Okay, we have the money and the power.

I pray someone to tell what is the sex recipe? Hint: It starts with a dash of porn.
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Post by Inparadise on Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:53 pm

For anyone who is interested in donating funds for Rebecca's legal costs, here is the contact information:

Pat Clark is the contact person at Nodway Valley Bank and can be reached at 816-364-5678. The mailing address is 4001 N Belt HwySt. Joseph, MO 64506

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Post by Julie on Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:29 pm


Spreckels Mansion to be listed for sale: Asking price for Coronado mansion is $16.9M

Max Shacknai, Rebecca Zahau died at home in 2011


Posted: 03/19/2013
Last Updated: 1 hour ago



SAN DIEGO - The mansion near San Diego where millionaire Jonah Shacknai's son and girlfriend died in 2011 will soon be listed for sale at an asking price of $16.9 million.

U-T San Diego reported Monday that the real estate broker for the Coronado home says it will be listed in the next 4-6 weeks.

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Re: Rebecca Zahau Found Dead at Historic Mansion 7/13/11 #2

Post by GlaringError on Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:07 pm

Did Adam work at Ronald McDonald House?

http://www.intelius.com/Find-Phone-Address/Memphis-TN/Adam-Shacknai.html

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Re: Rebecca Zahau Found Dead at Historic Mansion 7/13/11 #2

Post by Lash on Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:11 am

Dina's KTAR interview - 2/21/2013

Dina gives her opinion that Rebecca or XZ murdered Max.

http://ktar.com/59/1612172/Pats-Personal-Portraits-Dina-Shacknai-VIDEO
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Post by Lash on Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:46 am

March, 2013 - Parental Disclosure Act

– Dina's foundation Maxie's House releases a video promoting the Parental Disclosure Act.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/og7LXLkMhpw
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Re: Rebecca Zahau Found Dead at Historic Mansion 7/13/11 #2

Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:42 pm

Seeking clues from the dead

By Kristina Davis NOON APRIL 27, 2013


Dr. Jonathan Lucas, Chief Deputy Medical Examiner, stands in the large examination room where autopsies are conducted. — John Gastaldo

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In his 12 years here, he has never been in the spotlight more than in 2011, when the mysterious deaths of Max Shacknai, 6, and Rebecca Zahau, 32, at Coronado’s Spreckels mansion captured global attention.

He conducted autopsies on both, concluding with help from sheriff’s investigators that Max’s death was an accident and Zahau’s was suicide by hanging.

Now, he is second-in-charge of the county Medical Examiner’s Office, which investigates about 3,000 deaths each year.

Read more:

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/apr/27/medical-examiner-jonathan-lucas-san-diego/
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Re: Rebecca Zahau Found Dead at Historic Mansion 7/13/11 #2

Post by Freckles on Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:57 pm

Jonathan Lucas

" ...I tell people I thought the first day that it was homicide, that was where I was in my head for Rebecca, but the investigation followed. ... It was the perfect example that you can’t do the investigation on public pressure, or pressure from families. You just have to do what you believe is the right thing...."

"...I think what most people don’t understand is that an autopsy doesn’t take all that long. ... I’ve had an autopsy take three days, but most take between one and two hours. ... We often spend much more time on the external exam than on the inside...."

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/apr/27/medical-examiner-jonathan-lucas-san-diego/?page=2#article-copy
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Tue May 07, 2013 11:23 pm

Zahau Family to Sue County Seeking Evidence Gathered in Her Case

Attorneys for the family of the woman who died at the Spreckels mansion nearly two years ago want knives, computers and video of her autopsy for further examination and testing.

By Jennifer Vigil | May 7, 2013, 6:40 pm

Update 8:05 p.m Wednesday, with more details from attorney on a state review of the case, the family's fundraising efforts and their reasons for continuing to pursue new leads.

The family of the late Rebecca Zahau will sue San Diego County in an effort to obtain evidence collected during the investigation into her death in Coronado two years ago.

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On Wednesday morning, attorney Marty Rudoy will host a news conference in downtown San Diego to announce that the family is filing suit to seek items seized in search warrants presented at the scene after the morning of July 13, 2011, when Zahau's body was found.

They include computers and knives investigators determined she used to cut rope to bind and hang herself from a mansion balcony. They are also seeking records, including video of her autopsy, an interview with a witness in Arizona, where Zahau, 32, resided, and missing photos from the investigation file.

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http://coronado.patch.com/articles/coronado-san-diego-zahau-family-to-sue-county-seeking-evidence-gathered-in-her-case-spreckels-mansion
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Wed May 08, 2013 11:01 am

Zahau family planning suit against Sheriff's Dept.: Officials ruled Rebecca Zahau death a suicide

Expected to announce lawsuit against SD Sheriff's

Posted: 05/08/2013
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SAN DIEGO - The attorney for the family of Rebecca Zahau, who mysteriously died at the Spreckles Mansion in Coronado nearly two years ago, will announce Wednesday plans to keep her death investigation alive.

10news spoke with family attorney, Marty Rudoy, who said a lawsuit against the San Diego Sheriff's Department is in the works for evidence and information they believe deputies left out during the investigation.

The evidence includes interviews, evidence from the scene of Zahau's July 13, 2011 death and a mysterious 8-second gap from a 911 call. The family believes the evidence were all intentionally left out and that they may prove Zahau was murdered.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Wed May 08, 2013 11:17 am

Coronado Mansion Death: Zahau Family to Speak

Family members felt they weren't given all the information in Rebecca Zahau's death


By R. Stickney | Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | Updated 8:08 AM PDT


A photo of Rebecca Zahau from the family's website.

Attorneys for the estate and family of Rebecca Zahau plan to reveal new information regarding her 2011 death inside the historic Spreckels Mansion.

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“We believe Rebecca was killed. We owe it to her to find what really happened to her,” said her sister Mary Zahau-Loehner in a previous article.

The family's attorney Anne Bremmer previously asked the State Attorney General to investigate the case again. The request was denied, and she was told to first ask the Sheriff's Department to reopen the case.

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http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Coronado-Mansion-Death-Zahau-Family-to-Speak--206584951.html#ixzz2SoGqe1uw
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Zahau Family to Speak

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Wed May 08, 2013 10:14 pm

Family Sues to Reopen Coronado Mansion Death Investigation

Family members set up a crowdfunding account to help fund an independent investigation into the hanging of Rebecca Zahau


By R. Stickney and Steven Luke | Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | Updated 3:40 PM PDT

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Snowem, younger sister to Rebecca Zahau, spoke outside the Hall of Justice after the family filed a lawsuit asking that the homicide case be reopened.

Nearly two years after Rebecca Zahau was found hanging at an historic Coronado mansion, her family has filed a lawsuit demanding the case be reopened.

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On Wednesday, attorneys for the Zahau family would not identify any potential suspects in the case but they listed the evidence they say points to homicide.

"Anybody that looks at this objectively, doesn't see suicide," said attorney Marty Rudoy.

“My guess is 99.9% of people in the world think this is a homicide and the only people who think it’s a suicide are the authorities in San Diego,” Rudoy said.

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http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Coronado-Mansion-Death-Zahau-Family-to-Speak--206584951.html#ixzz2SqwTBCaU
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Post by Puzzler on Fri May 10, 2013 3:02 am

New complied video at link:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/justice4rebecca?c=home

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Post by Puzzler on Fri May 10, 2013 3:04 am

At link, .pdf of filing by attorneys on behalf of Zahau family to get evidence from Sheriff Gore

http://coronado.patch.com/articles/coronado-san-diego-first-degree-murder-ex-prosecutor-working-for-zahau-family-says-yes-mansion-investigation#pdf-14272995

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Post by GlaringError on Fri May 10, 2013 11:52 am

Am I allowed to quote this on here?

Qoutoe:

"Tripp

11:24 am on Thursday, May 9, 2013


Knock, knock. Who’s there? It’s Jonah! Jonah Shacknai! Jonah Shacknai who? Jonah Shacknai the Puppet master! A puppet master, Jonah? Sounds like a lot of work. Who could you control Jonah? Let’s see. Rebecca was told to be strong. Dina was told to shut her ugly face up. Adam was called in to help. Bulldog Nina was kept away, her ‘support’ was not welcomed. Hours and hours of thinking, Jonah. How are you going to get out of this one? How about if you choreograph a Fugkfest that includes everyone around you whilst you stay squeaky squeaky clean? Then immediately invoke grieving parent privilege. Insist all information be sealed. Tell Gore you’ll rip his balls off him. Condone leaks to the public that are lies. Spread the lies far and wide for months. Then start destroying evidence. Buy time, Jonah. Buy time!"

http://coronado.patch.com/articles/coronado-san-diego-zahau-family-to-sue-county-seeking-evidence-gathered-in-her-case-spreckels-mansion

I predict, and predicted in 2011... "someone" will spend overtime making Dina and Nina look guilty. Those two should come forward before they are set for life. I'm pretty sure this guy keeps a plan B and a plan C up his sleeve at all times!
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sat May 11, 2013 2:32 am

NEWS 8 EXCLUSIVE: The polygraph examination of Adam Shacknai

Posted: May 10, 2013 6:16 PM CDT
Updated: May 11, 2013 12:47 AM CDT


By David Gotfredson, Field Producer

CORONADO (CBS 8) -- For the first time since the death of Rebecca Zahau at the Spreckels mansion in Coronado we are hearing a firsthand account from the man who said he found Zahau's body hanging from a balcony.

News 8 has obtained video of the polygraph examination of Adam Shacknai, recorded about 12 hours after he called 911 to report finding Zahau's body.

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Post by olivier57 on Sat May 11, 2013 6:14 am

I went to this case by chance, read about it, and thought it was difficult not to think about Adam Shacknai...

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Post by GlaringError on Sat May 11, 2013 1:40 pm

Alessandra_Deux wrote:NEWS 8 EXCLUSIVE: The polygraph examination of Adam Shacknai

Posted: May 10, 2013 6:16 PM CDT
Updated: May 11, 2013 12:47 AM CDT


By David Gotfredson, Field Producer

CORONADO (CBS 8) -- For the first time since the death of Rebecca Zahau at the Spreckels mansion in Coronado we are hearing a firsthand account from the man who said he found Zahau's body hanging from a balcony.

News 8 has obtained video of the polygraph examination of Adam Shacknai, recorded about 12 hours after he called 911 to report finding Zahau's body.

Read more:

http://www.cbs8.com/story/22221589/news-8-exclusive-the-polygraph-exam-of-adam-shacknai

Thank you so much for posting this!

After seeing this, and reading some other people's thoughts... I'm wondering if the boyfriend did this himself, took a shower, and told his brother to clean it up.

Also, the door painting looks like it wasn't even done with a brush. Are there partial finger prints in that paint, due to someone(s) dipping her finger in the paint and writing the note with her cold dead finger?

It does look like her fingers had paint in her cuticles that remained after "someone" tried to clean paint off of her hands.

Any thoughts? study
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Post by GlaringError on Sat May 11, 2013 1:49 pm

I thought polygraphs were supposed to have baseline questions.

The examiner said he coulda did a whole lot worse, on the other hand he "coulda did a whole lot better." Doesn't that mean FAILED???? Its funny what happens when people start to "characterize" situations or people. That's what I call a TELL.

That guy is creepy
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Post by GlaringError on Sat May 11, 2013 1:55 pm

I also find it convenient that a very important body of evidence was destroyed. Body. Of. Evidence.

There won't be a second look there. Who didn't want the second look? Not Rebecca... she was DEAD.

Plan B.... look for plan C.... its coming.
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Post by Puzzler on Sun May 12, 2013 1:39 am

GlaringError wrote:
Alessandra_Deux wrote:NEWS 8 EXCLUSIVE: The polygraph examination of Adam Shacknai

Posted: May 10, 2013 6:16 PM CDT
Updated: May 11, 2013 12:47 AM CDT


By David Gotfredson, Field Producer

CORONADO (CBS 8) -- For the first time since the death of Rebecca Zahau at the Spreckels mansion in Coronado we are hearing a firsthand account from the man who said he found Zahau's body hanging from a balcony.

News 8 has obtained video of the polygraph examination of Adam Shacknai, recorded about 12 hours after he called 911 to report finding Zahau's body.

Read more:

http://www.cbs8.com/story/22221589/news-8-exclusive-the-polygraph-exam-of-adam-shacknai

Thank you so much for posting this!

After seeing this, and reading some other people's thoughts... I'm wondering if the boyfriend did this himself, took a shower, and told his brother to clean it up.

Also, the door painting looks like it wasn't even done with a brush. Are there partial finger prints in that paint, due to someone(s) dipping her finger in the paint and writing the note with her cold dead finger?

It does look like her fingers had paint in her cuticles that remained after "someone" tried to clean paint off of her hands.

Any thoughts? study

One thought - the black on RZ's cuticles looks like potting soil to me. My cuticles look like that when I plant flowers or add mulch around them. Looks to me by the pictures of RZ's feet/hands that she was in a mulch covered or planting area and was also on all fours. Makes me think again of the female cries for help from two neighbors.

Definately no pictures of any black on that light carpet in the balcony bedroom...and the balcony was not black like RZ's feet.
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Post by olivier57 on Sun May 12, 2013 3:22 am

The fact that RZ was naked perplexed me. It seems unusual to get undressed to commit suicide.

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Post by Lash on Tue May 14, 2013 10:13 am

A list from the website Justice4Rebecca | Indiegogo -

THERE WAS EVIDENCE OF A STRUGGLE.... IGNORED BY POLICE INVESTIGATORS

•There were paint splatters on her body and the noose
•A chair was overturned in "hanging" bedroom
•There were four contusions on her head
•Screams reportedly heard by neighbors
•Her arms were tied so she couldn't fight back.
•Her legs were bound so she couldn't run away
•There was clear plastic tape residue on her leg
•She was gagged so she couldn't scream again
•The noose was placed over her hair
•A t-shirt was wrapped around the noose
•Candleholder overturned on first floor
•Two knives found in the "hanging" bedroom. Why 2?
•Two paintbrushes found in the "hanging" bedroom. Why 2?
•Abrasion on her finger
•Blood on her body
•Evidence of possible manual strangulation
•Injuries inconsistent with vertical hanging
•Her feet were caked with mud though there were not any muddy footprints inside the house
•A message in the third person was written on the bedroom door of the crime scene. "SHE SAVED HIM CAN YOU SAVE HER" Why would a suicidal person leave a note with the words “her” and “she” instead of using “I” and “me”?
•There were several unidentified fingerprints at the scene, Yet not everyone of interest (not living in the house) was fingerprinted. Not all of the DNA found at the scene was tested.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/justice4rebecca
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Post by vegret on Tue May 14, 2013 5:15 pm

I believe the investigation and murder of RZ will blow wide open before this year ends.

Hopefully the 'twins' will have gotten all their ducks in a row by then (you know...Nina's adult son and Dina's non for profit).

It IS going to happen. I'd rather sooner than later.
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Post by GlaringError on Tue May 14, 2013 11:53 pm

Everybody is waiting... and the more information that comes out the more it sounds like a homicide. Pictures of filthy feet that supposedly walked over pristine white carpeting doesn't help the case for suicide.

Two red cups, soda, Rebecca's phone strewn about and Rebebcca's and her boyfriend's computers BOTH IN THE GUEST ROOM? (When is the last time you and your husband/boyfriend/so took your personal computers on vacation and kept them on the other side of the home in a guest room?) Another "tell." Loud music like a party? Screams for help (wouldn't be heard from inside the home, would they? But from the backyard....). Dirty nail beds, wet shower.

Did Max's mom ever give money to her brother-in-law over the years? Did "she" save "him" and "he" saved "her?"

I guess all the theories will stop when a proper investigation is done.

Maybe the boyfriend is just an innocent victim of being a fool for bourgois, pretentious women... fell for the realness of Rebecca... and is being a gentleman to cover up for his ex-wife and brother.

Then again, personally, I am a methodical thinker when it comes to specific tasks. Adam got the call to come to Coronado pretty early on. Does that mark the spot when for sure someone was thinking of ending Rebecca's life? duckies

If the kids were there, would a young boy be looking for anime porn and "sexy asian girls?' Just askin'

This will break when the smartest person realizes they are caught and turns states evidence before the others Suspect
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Post by GlaringError on Thu May 16, 2013 9:33 pm

Once it can be established that Rebecca was murdered, maybe justice can be done for Max too. Justice being, finding out what really happened to Max.
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Thu May 16, 2013 11:29 pm

Looking Inside Spreckels Mansion

Look inside the newly renovated multi-million dollar home

By Sarah Grieco | Thursday, May 16, 2013 | Updated 2:48 PM PDT

Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Looking-Inside-Spreckels-Mansion-207778231.html#ixzz2Tc1iMnFi
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Post by Lash on Thu May 30, 2013 8:50 am

Shacknai case polygrapher a focus of news service investigation

McClatchy News Service investigates national circuit of lie detector experts, including one in San Diego

Matt Potter | May 28, 2013

Snip - Washington-based McClatchy News Service is out with an investigative report targeting what is says is a national network of lie detector experts who work part time for a major polygraph manufacturer, creating what the expose characterizes as a potential for law enforcement favoritism.

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/news-ticker/2013/may/28/shacknai-case-polygrapher-focus-of-news-service-in/
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