CEO Wants Review of Girlfriend's Suicide Ruling

Jonah Shacknai hopes to put bizarre mystery to rest
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2011 10:40 AM CDT
Jonah Shacknai to Attorney General: Review Suicide Finding in Rebecca Nalepa Hanging
This August 2008 file photo released by Horizon Eye Specialists & Lasik Center shows Rebecca Zahau.   (AP Photo/Horizon Eye Specialists & Lasik Center, Dwight Smith)

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’s ruling that her death was a suicide, he has asked the California attorney general to review the findings, the Arizona Republic reports. Nalepa’s family, meanwhile, has hired an attorney, along with a forensics investigator who is also not convinced by the suicide ruling.

"It is my hope that your review of Rebecca's death will serve the interests of justice by providing confidence, comfort, and resolution not just to the families directly impacted by these tragedies, but also to the public at large, which has taken an interest in these highly unusual circumstances," Shacknai wrote in a letter to the AG. Click for more on the unsettling mystery. (Read more Rebecca Zahau stories.)

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