Being born and raised in San Diego I’m a little obsessed with his Spreckels Mansion murder mystery case.
See this lady? This is Rebecca Zahau… she was the girlfriend of John Shacknai, a 54-year-old chief executive of an Arizona-based US pharmaceutical company selling acne and facial wrinkle treatments for the past two years.
Rebecca was babysitting her boyfriend John’s 6-year-old son Max when Max fell down the stairs of their humongous mansion and died while on Rebecca’s watch. I’m assuming that John was none too please with this, because a few days later on July 13, 32-year-old Rebecca was found hanging naked from the balcony of his 108-year-old Coronado mansion with her arms and legs bound. Suicide? I don’t think so.
We’ve got mansions, a sexy younger girlfriend found dead, a rich older man, a dead child and John’s not talking. Not a peep. The San Diego police are just hoping that the evidence will tell them what happened because Shacknai sure the hell isn’t telling them what happened.