CEO's Girlfriend Distraught Day Before Her Death

Rebecca Nalepa was reportedly sobbing
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2011 9:02 AM CDT
Rebecca Nalepa, Girlfriend of Jonah Shacknai, Was Reportedly Distraught Day Before She Was Found Hanged
This August 2008 photo released by Horizon Eye Specialists & Lasik Center shows Rebecca Zahau, also known as Rebecca Nalepa, 32.   (AP Photo/Horizon Eye Specialists & Lasik Center, Dwight Smith)

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 where she took her dog last Tuesday. Staff there described the 32-year-old as distraught.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times reports that 15 detectives are currently investigating Nalepa's death, but the San Diego County sheriff's office says that it may be weeks before they know if it was a suicide or a "criminal event." Results from forensic evidence and toxicology tests are still pending. Click for more on the case. (Read more Rebecca Nalepa stories.)

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