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Experts: Calif. Boy's Strange Death Was Homicide

Max Shacknai's mom calls for probe to be reopened

(Newser) - The bizarre death of a California boy who suffered fatal injuries days before his dad's live-in girlfriend was found hanged last year was a homicide, forensics experts have declared. The death of Max Shacknai, 6, raised suspicions. But San Diego County investigators determined it was accidental, and that Max... More »

CEO's Lover Exhumed for 2nd Autopsy

Dr. Phil to air results of Rebecca Nalepa examination

(Newser) - The body of a woman found naked, bound, and hanged in a San Diego mansion earlier this year has been exhumed for a second autopsy at her family's request. Rebecca Nalepa's death was ruled a suicide, but her family has rejected that finding, pointing to details of the... More »

CEO Wants Review of Girlfriend's Suicide Ruling

Jonah Shacknai hopes to put bizarre mystery to rest

(Newser) - Rebecca Nalepa’s family says there’s no way she stripped naked, bound her hands and feet, and hung herself after painting a bizarre “suicide note” on a door. And while her businessman boyfriend Jonah Shacknai says he “does not doubt” the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’... More »

Troubling Details Cloud CEO's Lover's 'Suicide'

Rebecca Nalepa's case is closed, but some say it doesn't add up

(Newser) - The San Diego County Medical Examiner officially deemed Rebecca Nalepa's death a suicide. Case closed, right? Maybe not. In a press conference on Friday, investigators seemed to tie up loose ends: They showed a video that depicted how Nalepa could have tied her own hands and feet before hanging... More »

Cops: CEO's Lover's Death Probably Suicide

Sources say police believe bizarre death was self-inflicted

(Newser) - Police probing the mysterious death of the girlfriend of pharmaceutical CEO Jonah Shacknai are becoming convinced that it was a suicide, sources close to the investigation tell NBC San Diego . Rebecca Nalepa, 32, was found hanging naked from a balcony at Shacknai's San Diego mansion with her wrists and... More »

CEO's Girlfriend Distraught Day Before Her Death

Rebecca Nalepa was reportedly sobbing

(Newser) - Though police still don't know exactly what happened on the day Rebecca Nalepa was found hanging, naked, in the home of her pharmaceutical CEO boyfriend Jonah Shacknai, details are emerging as to her state the day before. The Daily Mail reports that Nalepa was sobbing at a local kennel... More »

CEO's Hanged Girlfriend Didn't Kill Herself: Sister

The two spoke on the phone the night before she was found dead

(Newser) - More details, but still no answers in the bizarre case of Rebecca Nalepa, the 32-year-old girlfriend of pharmaceutical CEO Jonah Shacknai who was found hanging in his mansion a week ago. Police are still trying to determine if it was a suicide or homicide, but Nalepa's sister believes she... More »

'Bizarre' Set of Deaths at CEO's Mansion Stumps Cops

No connection yet found between deaths of Rebecca Nalepa, Max Shacknai

(Newser) - Police are baffled by the "bizarre" circumstances behind the death of Rebecca Nalepa , the 32-year-old girlfriend of pharmaceutical CEO Jonah Shacknai: She was found hanging at his mansion two days after Shacknai's 6-year-old son fell down the stairs there; Max died on Sunday . A sergeant says of Nalepa'... More »

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