The death of Rebecca Nalepa, a woman found nude, hanging from a balcony, her hands and feet bound, at a Coronado, Calif., mansion last week, has officials launching an investigation into her millionaire boyfriend Jonah Shacknai.
Shacknai, who police say owns the home, had been dating Nalepa for about two years. Jonah's brother, Adam Shacknai discovered Nalepa's body.
After calling 911 early Wednesday, he cut her down. Local paramedics performed life-saving measures, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators are calling the death suspicious but have not ruled out the possibility of suicide. Making the case even more noteworthy is the fact that Jonah's six-year-old son, Max, fell to his death just two days earlier.
Police have not established a formal connection between those events.
"It appears to be some type of a violent death, however I'm not going to compromise the integrity of the investigation by giving anything more than that at this time," San Diego County Sheriff's Dept. Capt. Tim Curran said.The mansion is owned by Shacknai, who Forbes lists as the CEO of a Healthcare / Biotech firm in Scottsdale called Medicis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
The mysterious death is still being actively probed by San Diego police.
It came only two days after Shacknai’s six-year-old son Max suffered a fatal fall at the historic Spreckles Mansion while being watched by Nalepa.
The shocking nature of the deaths has sent shockwaves through the upscale neighborhood of Coronado where Nalepa and Shacknai resided.