Coronado Spreckels Mansion Death: Murder By Suicide

September 2, 2011 by  

Spreckels Mansion In Coronado

Spreckels Mansion On The Morning Of Rebecca Zahau’s Suicide

    Now that police have determined that Rebecca Zahau committed suicide inside the Spreckels Mansion of Coronado, we can finally talk about why she would have killed herself. Back on July 13, 2011 I stated on my blog that I thought the Spreckels Mansion death was a suicide, but I really didn’t go into the details of my theory. Since the San Diego Sheriff and other police investigators are announcing complete results of the investigation later this morning, I thought I’d float my theory, just to see I close I was.

    The short version is: I think Zahau was forced to kill herself because of her peripheral involvement in the death of Max Shaknai.

    The long version of my theory makes perfect sense from a human standpoint: There is something that connects Zahau to Shaknai’s accident inside the mansion that allows the family members of Max to point the finger of blame at Rebecca. That finger was the duress Zahau was under when she killed herself.

    If she were made an offer she couldn’t refuse and resigned herself to accepting it, she could try to make her suicide look like murder. That would explain the improbability of the physical nature of her suicide. A naked body hanging from a balcony by electrical cord seems impromptu and mean, like an unplanned crime of passion. For some reason, Zahau wanted her suicide to look and feel like murder. Whatever it is she wanted to accomplish with this final act was something she couldn’t write down. She knew she couldn’t write it down.

    So there it is. Someone made her do it. I think her own hand committed the act but I also think someone was pulling the strings. She said something without talking; she was telling us to look somewhere or at someone. That’s what I think. Below is the video I shot in front of the Spreckels Mansion on day of Rebecca Zahau’s suicide which includes San Diego Sheriff Homicide Capt. Tim Curran speaking about the Coronado death.


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4 Responses to “Coronado Spreckels Mansion Death: Murder By Suicide”

  1. winston smith on October 17th, 2011 5:29 am

    With out a doubt Rebecca was murdered. Eventually the details will out. These photos are crystal clear. What type of camera did you use and what mp does it have?

  2. ex FF/PM on November 2nd, 2011 2:41 pm

    The child was dead for some time before 911 was activated, this is backed up by late stage stage trauma signs noted by responding FF/medics and the MD at Childrens Hospital. Zahau was "forced" to pay for the childs death…you do the math…this was a double homicide.

  3. Center on November 15th, 2011 4:20 pm

    This was a total rush to judgement or cover-up. NO WAY that this woman committed suicide. No depression/drug use. Slip knots around ankles and hands BEHIND the back. Tee-shirt knotted around her neck 3 times to then shove remainder of it into her mouth. Blood drops found in two areas of the house. Tape residue found around her calves (no tape found). Three lacerations found on the TOP of her head. Two different and seperate neighbors, hearing in the early morning, a woman crying for help. All rebecca's text messages erased. Cryptic bizarre message written on the wall (family/friends say, NOT her writing). To then jump off a balcony in the nude. Sorry, it would be a rare exception for a woman to end her life in that manner. NEW INVESTIGATION!

  4. Jenny Amstadter on November 17th, 2011 6:49 am

    I watched the Dr. Phil show and after hearing the Forensic expert say his findings I agree that this looks to be homicide. I believe Rebecca was made to pay for the child’s death. How could it be ruled suiside when she was bounded? Mr. Shacknai must have a friend on the San Diego PD who was willing to rule this as a suiside. My heart goes out to Rebecca’s family and also to Mr. Shacknai for his loss. I hope that all gets justice.

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