Death of Rebecca Nalepa at Jonah Shacknai Mansion Puzzles Police

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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.

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Dian possibly killed Rebecca or two brothers and Dina together killed Rebecca. Who could allow music turn so loudly? It must be a family member of that Mansion. Actually, there was no party there. So the loud music was used to cover the struggling and fighting. When cops appeared the mansion, Dina was there.


Is the San Diego police a joke? If they think the public would buy this story should be in the movie "Dumb and Dumber". This case needs to be reopened and investigated not by the incompetent San Diego Police but by the FBI. Whoever came to this conclusion, needs to be fired. This story stinks of cover up and a very wealthy murderer. Who benefits or has the most to lose is the murderer. Murder 101, San Diego Police needs to be be fired for incompetency.


nobody,gets away from nothing,either in this life or the next,but i would hate to be the person who murder this women you will always be looking over your shoulders, how can a person bind their own hands and can do one but you can`t do the other.


This is a very obvious "MURDER" case. I guess SD cops knew who possibly killed Rebecca. But they just didn't wish to prosecute the murder. I hope Rebecca's sisters don't give up this case and pursue the truth.


Dina did it. The words on the door were "She saved him, can he save her." There was no question mark at the end of that. The cops know they are just letting her hang herself with her own rope. PS I went out once with Jonah, he is a "sick" man with control issues. One date was ENOUGH for me.


I show great sympathy to Rebecca. Why Kathy and greg think Rebecca was suicided? Did both of you see the "suicide" or by your stupid imagination? This is a big "murder" case.


Rebecca has no reason to kill herself because she was despressed by the boy. No way! I guess those cruel animals killed her through her neck first, then they bound her leggs and hands. Due to the killing mark on her neck, they wanted people to think she was suicide by hanging her up on balcony. Actaully, there was no place that she could hang herself up on balcony.
Her boyfriend may give large money to the chief cop investigator. That's why the copys will let two brothers leave SD. Why her boyfriend was so nervous and hired his own private investigation firm for the murder case because he wanted to convince cops that Rebecca was "suicide".


The cops were not supposed to let two brothers leave SD while they were investigating the case. It is a very obvious murder case. It is too bad that the cops still can't find out any solution. I guess two brothers to heal their scar and destroy evidences. Because they are rich, so copys jsut let them go. Where is Justice?


The woman killed herself because she was depressed after the boy died in her care. This is the most logical senario.


The two brothers left California ? Maybe they got a pass to get some scratches time to heal? OJ GOT A CUT ON HIS FINGER possibly from a struggle with Ronald Goldman and he claimed he cut it on a glass drinking something.