4 years after Coronado mansion death, Zahau family continues quest for justice

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CORONADO- It’s been four years since Rebecca Zahau’s nude body was found hanging from a balcony at a Coronado mansion with her hands and feet tied.

Investigators still stand behind their assertion that Rebecca’s death was a suicide, but her family members remain convinced it was an elaborate revenge killing. Attorneys for the Zahau family allege Adam Shacknai, Nina Romano, and Dina Shacknai are responsible for the murder.

In a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit, Zahau family attorney Keith Greer points to a string of evidence that suggests that this death was a murder. Greer points first to how her hands and feet were tied and that she was gagged.

“The only reason to gag somebody is to keep them quiet obviously, and if Rebeca is doing this herself she knows that when she jumps off, she will have a noose around her neck, and it will cut off her air and she will not be able to scream, “ said Greer.

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore has argued at length that Zahau’s death was a suicide, but Greer says there is mounting evidence that it was murder.

“It really appears like any piece of evidence that supported murder and didn’t support a suicide theme was ignored.”

The next status hearing on the case is set for February.


  • Tara Chung

    This woman obviously committed suicde. Sad that Fox5 keeps printing anything the Zahaus want put out there. They are trying to extort money from the families of little Max Shacknia, who lost his life while under the care of their sister, Rebecca Zahau. It was clearly a suicide, if you bother to learn the facts. Too bad Fox5 doesn’t report the true story here.

  • Marie D.

    Why no article on July 11th commemorating the death of little 6-year old Max Shacknai, the boy that mysteriously had a fatal accident under Rebecca Zahau’s care? Why never any mention that The doctors at Rady’s Children’s Hospital did not think his injuries were consistant with the story Rebecca Zahau gave? Why no mention that Child Protective Services had been called and were going to investigate? Is that why Zahau took her life less than 40 hours after the boy’s “fall”? Please tell the TRUE story. The Zahaus and their lawyer are just after $$$$$.

    Fox5 should be ashamed for printing this garbage.

  • John

    Justice? Justice would be the Zahaus apologizing to Adam and Dina Sahcknai and Nina Romano for accusing them of horrible, heinous crimes, when they know their sister committed suicide. Money grubbers of the most disgusting kind.

  • Abbey Johns

    The Shacknais and Romanos still apparently have enough extra time on their hands to troll all news reports and try to convince anyone who doesn’t know the facts that Rebecca committed suicide. Anyone one with half a brain cell can clearly tell this was a disgusting cover up by the San Diego sheriffs office. You can continue to live in your comfortable bubbles as long as you can but just remember the world knows what you all did and even if it is not in this lifetime, you will get yours. JUSTICE FOR MAX AND REBECCA!!!

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