Drug Firm CEO Speaks Out On Deaths Of Son, Girlfriend At SoCal Mansion
SAN DIEGO (CBS) — The owner of a Coronado mansion that was the scene of two death investigations is speaking publicly for the first time.
KNX 1070’s Tom Reopelle reports Jonah Shacknai made the statements during a conference call with shareholders in his Scottsdale, Ariz.-based firm Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp.
“We’ve obviously had an extraordinarily difficult time, we have undertaken some tragedies, some losses that one couldn’t imagine experiencing in a lifetime,” said Shacknai.
Shacknai’s 6-year-old son Max died after falling down the stairs at his father’s historic mansion just two days before his father’s girlfriend, Rebecca Nalepa, 32, was found dead hanging nude from a balcony.
Max fell down the stairs at the historic Spreckels mansion in Coronado in what police called a tragic accident. Paramedics said e was not breathing and did not have a pulse when they arrived on the scene.
Sheriff’s investigators have not established any connection between the two deaths, and are awaiting toxicology tests to determine if Nalepa’s death was suicide.