SAN DIEGO (CBS) — Investigators on Friday were searching for clues surrounding the mysterious death of a woman at a beachfront mansion in one of Southern California’s most prestigious neighborhoods.

Rebecca Nalepa, 32, was found dead at the historic Spreckels mansion in Coronado, hanging from a balcony in the nude with her hands tied behind her back and her feet bound.

KNX 1070’s Tom Reopelle reports officials are still figuring out how to proceed with the investigation.

“Because of the unique and bizarre circumstances of this incident, it has yet to be determined if this will become a criminal matter or remain as a death investigation,” said San Diego County sheriff’s Capt. Tim Curran.

Nalepa was the girlfriend of homeowner Jonah Shacknai, chairman and chief executive of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp.

Curran said the body was discovered by Shacknai’s brother, Adam, who called 911 Wednesday morning to report that the woman appeared to be dead.

The brother was staying in a guesthouse at the Coronado mansion, but Shacknai was not home at the time the body was discovered.

On Monday, Jonah Shacknai’s 6-year-old son was hospitalized following an apparent accident.

Comments (305)
  1. SHIggity says:

    Message to all the young women that think money is everything. Usually rich people are complete jerks. I’m sure his money will get him off.

    1. walljasper says:

      Your gross generalization of “the rich” is the deepest broad-brushed bit of bullshiat.

      Lay off the bong, get motivated and may you find your way.

      1. Dave Shaffer says:

        Bong? Way to stereotype.

      2. Charles U. Farley says:

        Stereotypes come from REALITY.

      3. Kruel says:

        walljasper your either rich or aspiring to be rich either way you seem to have the jerk thing down pat.

    2. Blaine Hislop says:

      they’re not listening: a woman will date a serial killer if he has cash

      1. ....Women.... says:

        lolololol – SO TRUE! (not sterostyping, just typing)

    3. saikins says:

      Let me say what i have not heard. The woman was watching the son, he had un unfortuate accident. The brothers blamed her and killed her. I really dont think nazis, bongs, religion, or money had anything to do with it.

  2. Phiilip says:

    Remember it was reported when Nicole & Goldman were discovered..OJ “was not even in town..he was in Chicago”. I agree with #1 comment. Most young women I have seen DO think that money is everything. To some cultures, it is everything. I suspect he dumped her and she killed herself.

    1. diosdado1001 says:

      I agree with you, but how can her arms and feet were bound? This required more than two peolple besides the dead one. I just wonder what’s coming and how long the case will last, as oppose to some cases that last just a one-time- news headlines.

      1. freespeechtalking says:

        Because nothing says “killing yourself” like having your hands and legs bound. WOW!!! And we wonder how Casey Anthony wasn’t convicted? Wonder no more.

    2. Krissy says:

      How do you kill youself with your hands bound behind your back and your feet bound? I suspect foul play

      1. Dan says:

        Easy. Tie noose around your neck, then bind your feet, then handcuff one hand to the other behind your back right before you leap to your death.

      2. MrRad says:

        thank you…..I was beginning to think I was the only thinking human here. Suicide……RIGHT!!

      3. Ron says:

        I am sure the defense will come up with some unbelievable explanation or more likely, he will get off on some technicality.

    3. troy says:

      Actually she could have bound and hung herself in an attempt to get back at the ex-boyfriend should that be the case. The story does not say what she was bound with. Nor does it mention if her hands were bound in the front or the back. Now was she hanging 10 feet above the ground from the balcony, or was she found hanging on the balcony but under an eve? There’s also no mention of marks on the body signifying a struggle or casualty of some type. Quite frankly no one on here can speculate what happened due to the fact that very little factual information about any crime was given. The only thing we have is a dead woman who’s family will be suffering.

      1. Macy says:

        Because the JERK is rich, they will find this is a SUICIDE despite it’s being a blatant MURDER.

      2. James says:

        Did you not read the story??? Here is the quote…”hanging from a balcony in the nude with her hands tied behind her back and her feet bound”. So…her hands WERE tied behind her back…

      3. Snookhookr says:

        Macy Was Casey Anthony rich?

      4. Amy says:

        Quote “with her hands tied behind her back”

      5. Alex Seredin says:

        If th guy happens to be a Jew, he has nothing to worry about, last Jew raped a poor woman, and then he accused of lyiong on her immigration papers, so much for US justice system.

      6. Winston Smith says:

        Haha, this man would appear to be a jew!

        It seems our new elites are jews and they’re immoral…

      7. solo_poke says:

        Wear your ignorance with pride, since there are no evil people of other religions. Your saviour may not like haters in heaven what are you going to do then fool?

        There are many former wealthy Nazi chirstian wealthy people who have killed, as well as every other religion, so you are just straight up ignorant.

      8. Whatever says:

        Yeh right, at 10 years old Shacknai was already through with college, etc. Quoted from link: “Shacknai began his professional career in 1977 in Washington, D.C., where he served as the principal aide to a U.S. Congressional subcommittee on health policy.”

      9. Ron says:

        Troy, I am sure that the defense will be calling you soon, because you are the perfect candidate for their defense, since you can’t even read/understand the important details of this case. Stay close to your phone.

    4. James says:

      She killed herself…then who bound her hans behind her back…and her feet???

      1. Kip Noxzema says:

        You’re exactly right.

        If your hands are tightly bound behind your back, it makes things very suspicious.

        We need Mike Hammer.

    5. Alan says:

      Good thing it happened in the USA – the rich get away with it easily in USA.

      1. Rich Lehmann says:

        Oh please, name one country where the rich dont get away with murder. This has nothing to do with the USA. Grow up.

    6. San Diegan says:

      She was found with her feet AND hands bound, and a rope around her neck. That would be a difficult suicide, but not impossible.

      His young son fell down the stairs in the house just days before this and was severely injured. The son is in the hospital, in reportedly a medically induced coma.
      She was in the home when it happened.

    7. Mandy Hill says:

      Sooo, you think she tied her own hands BEHIND her back do you? MORON

      1. INNOCENT, until proven guilty says:

        It is not impossible to do. I played a practical joke on my family once. I bound my feet, placed a piece of duct tape over my mouth, then using a complex mix of some very simple slip-knots, I was able to bind my hands, loose at first, then bring my legs up through my arms and get my hands behind my back, once be hind my back, with the end of the rope in my hands, I pulled it tighter and tighter, and the more I struggled with my wrists the tighter it got. I am a big guy and it was not at all difficult for me to do, so it does not negate the possibility of a suicide that her hands were bound behind her back.

    8. Sleuth says:

      Dan, she was bound with duct tape, I’ve read

  3. Colin says:

    “it has yet to be determined if this will become a criminal matter”

    Umm, her hands were tied behind her back, her feet were bound and they wonder if they should pursue a criminal investigation? I mean, do they need her to be riddled with knives, arrows, rare tribal blow darts with traces of strict-nine in her stomach before they “suspect foul play?”

    Wow, we are all presumed innocent but the suspension of disbelief gets kicked up a few notches if you are a corporate CEO, I guess.

    1. roughman says:

      Yup… Worst case of suicide we ever seen…

      1. Will says:

        You should check out some of the cases of people being shot in the head multiple times and cops ruling it a suicide. The rich and powerful get away with anything.

      1. Casey says:

        YOU are the imbecile!

    2. ass says:

      So f’ing true! How is she going to tie her own hands and feet and then put the noose around her neck…hullo????????? and love how the last sentence was completely random. Poor kid…

  4. Krissy says:

    Uh make sense dude…. Your post jumps around and makes no sense, the son was his not hers!

    1. gordy says:

      make sense? didn’t you play the dumb blond on threes company, also filmed in southern cali.

  5. dina says:

    Maybe she was trying to escape because someone had tied her up? just sayin…

    1. SirGareth says:

      This is someone’s beloved daughter

  6. Craig Wilson says:

    Why did the murderer string her up like that besides the nude issue there may be another message in M.O. of the crime ,and another possible suspect in this weird incident .

    If I’m the investigator I dont rule out the brother or enemies of the CEO who could be numerous.
    If the crime also has evidence of a break-in and a alibi is proven for the assumed prime suspect we have a real low chance they make a case stick .

    Juries have a hard time convicting a criminal case without sure fire /iron clad evidence of the crime.
    That has been proven over and over again 🙂 .

    1. laughs says:

      watching all these people with no formal training trying to solve and speculate this situation is hilarious. yes, yes please do apply everything that you’ve learned from csi, ncis, svu and walker: texas ranger to this case.

      1. steve says:

        Thank you. It’s been a long busy week. You make me smile.

      2. Henry Thoreau says:

        What he said.

      3. More laughs says:

        yeah, and the trained people did bang-up jobs on O.J., C. Anthony, and so many more. We really need more “experts”. They are the really fun one’s to watch. It is definitely proven you should ditch common sense and go with what their proffessors taught them. Your faith in the “expert” is amusing.

    2. Bruno says:

      Here is something else for you to laugh about Mr. Laughs.
      Barney Fife, excuse me I mean police find the woman hads tied behind her back legs bound and naked handing from a balcony.
      Nothing gets by the highly trained professionals. They say they are not ruling out this was a murder. Who are these guys? The three stooges?

      Reminds me of the politican the plolice said commited suicide by shooting himself twice in the back of his head!

      Columbo, where are you now when we need you the most?

      1. Gatorbaitmuc says:

        Bruno – Don’t laugh too hard, we had a local cop put his own gun in his mouth, blow himself away IN THE POLICE STATION with 4 or 5 witnesses. Just last week, after a 2 month investigation it was ruled a suicide. (Euclid, OH)

      2. MarkBench says:

        Yep, Ron Brown, one of several people in and around the Clinton Mafia who wound up dead or missing.

        Compliant Liberal media are experts at willingly glossing these events over.

      3. tatas says:

        I prefer Rockford…

    3. MarkBench says:

      Juries, as in the recent baby buried for 6 months case, seem to confuse beyond a reasonable doubt with beyond a shadow of a doubt, thus enabling the murdering mother to go free.

      1. Capiii says:

        Some of the jurors in that case, including the foreman, have come forward and indicated that they had strong suspicions about Casey’s father, George. This doubt led them to their verdict.

        We’ll likely see another trial with another suspect one day.

  7. Phiilip says:

    I hope they have sense enough to let the San Diego County Sheriff handle this. Coronado PD will do to this case what Bolder PD did to the Jon Benet Ramsey investigation. There are enough ‘loose ends’ to kinda see what we have here folks……

    1. Dennis says:

      Coronado PD does not have a homicide unit. The County Sheriff handles their homicide cases. As for the rest of the comments on here, I find them laughable. The case is under investigation, only a couple of days old and many here already “know” who did it.

      1. RAID 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVE says:

      2. STFU From Texas says:


        I agree with you…the ignorance shown by the bald speculation of those commenting is shameful. So much bloviating based on nearly zero facts.

    2. San Diegan says:

      yes the sheriff is handling it. And defense attorney Paul Pfginst has already been to the house for a look-see. He said the Shacknai family asked for his help.

  8. kbrown1752 says:

    Isn’t this the same state that is now mandating tha their school kids learn Gay history in school?

    1. Opie Fierro says:

      Yes it is, and I can tell you there are a lot of us here that are not one bit happy about it!!

      1. joeb says:

        but you voted your governor in..and sf continues to vote the vilest of them all, pelosi, in.
        you are overrun with illegals yet do nothing.
        your state is both financially and morally bankrupt.
        want a shoulder to cry on?

      2. BBfromVA says:

        Joeb, I would be willing to bet that Opie Fierro did not vote for Gov. Brown. Blaming the same people of CA for the insane votes of their neighbors is like blaming yourself for Obama’s election.

      3. Cupcake says:

        Then Push Back.

    2. bobbob says:

      What is the connection? What are you trying to say? Is unrelated murder supposed to validate your opposition to state curriculum?

    3. gnubi says:

      Yes, I’m glad you made that connection, kbrown,. Knowledge of gay history could be critical in helping the police to bust this case wide open. Just wait til we start teaching gay math – that will be fundamental to the upcoming manned mission to Uranus.

      1. tom says:

        that is the funniest damn thing I have read in ages. qudos to you. Gay reading will be fun as well.

      2. babaganush says:

        A course in gay logic would tell you that this is a simple case of self defense – case closed.

      3. Blammo says:

        One pekka too pekka tree pekka fo.

      4. In The Cal-UGH-fornia says:

        They will teach Gay math California style,

        Umberto has to make 5 silk chiffon dresses for celebrities attending the Rainbow Ball. If he only has 3 yards of silk chiffon and 3 bedazzlers, how short will the hemlines be?

        Bonus Logic Question:
        Paul, Bob, Ricky and Tony are at a vegan grocery store. Tony asks his mother to buy him a cruelty free rice whipped fair trade certified carob candy bar. Tony is Paul’s grandson. Ricky is Tony’s father. Paul is Ricky’s father and Bob is Tony’s father. Who buys Tony the candy bar?

    4. Elliot Kobalanski says:

      It’s pretty obvious the case here- It’s Devil worshippers! They’ve been doing this kind of stuff all the time- Anybody remember Sharon Tate? It never stopped, just because they arrested a few.

      It has sacrificial written all over the scene and the police do not know if there is foul play? That means they are involved.

      1. Cupcake says:

        Naw. She died from an overdose of statin drugs that he forced her take….telling her her heart needed it.

      2. Dan B says:

        I would tend to agree. She was found with hands and feet bound and hanging from a balcony and the police don’t know if there was foul play involved? DUH

  9. mary0077 says:

    You would be locked up, like 99.9% of the population would be…. money talks, folks- don’t let anyone fool you. This was a murder for hire that will probably be swept under the carpet~ RIP to the young woman.

  10. mims says:

    His six year old son is hospitalized with an accident. His girlfriend is murdered. Wonder who’s putting the pressure on Jonah and what they want from him?

    1. nellieou says:

      I agree. Someone was out to get him for something and he must not have taken the warning (son’s accident) seriously enough, so they got the gf.

  11. MW says:

    Does anybody know if she was hot?

    1. johndoe says:

      There’s a word for people who lack empathy: evil.

  12. Larry says:

    Yes, it is the very same state that revels in being forever politically correct about everything. Except when it comes to people who have no apparent value to the political class Do as we know best and keep your opinions to yourself.

  13. fascism hater says:

    Let’s not forget that Big Pharma execs are inherently evil, what with their fascist ownership of the Fed, the gov’t and all. Fry him now. Ask questions later.

  14. JustAGuy says:

    She’s hanging from a balcony with her hands and feet bound and the police aren’t sure if this is a crime?


    1. Mike says:

      Well, I guess they’re trying to rule out the possibility that she tied herself up and hung herself from the balcony. I think in California, in order for it to be a confirmed murder, the killer has to leave a handwritten note stating that he/she killed the victim. “Oh, yeah, there’s the note. Put up the crime scene tape.”

      1. clay b says:

        Thankfully the Casey Anthony jury is in Florida and won’t be called. Of course, the O.J. Simpson jurors may still be available for jury duty.

      2. mackmack says:

        I like Texas style detective work.They show up and ask if she needed Killing.

      3. hillcoguy says:

        This reminds me of a Chicago death. A man was found in a basement, brutally bludgeoned ten times with a ball peen hammer found near by. The Chicago police ruled it a suicide.

      4. In The Cal-UGH-fornia says:

        That note would be inadmissable. You can’t prove the note was written or that the writer didn’t accidentally substitute the word murder for a completely benign word like tickle. If you bring in handwriting experts it will be considered junk science. Yes, unless you can find digested body parts of alleged murder victim in a stool sample of the accused then obviously therewas no murder. These samples must show the odds as being 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000:1 and be testified to by Grissum himself not one of those lesser CSI’s and certainly not that Larry Fishburne guy.

    2. steve says:

      Eh. When I read that, I just assumed they were leaving a little wiggle room for the “kinky experiment gone wrong” thing. David Carradine, et al. This IS California, after all.

      1. luke a duke says:

        Don’t knock until you’ve tried it. I bet she was feeling good when her light turned off.

    3. mackmack says:

      Hey she fell from the balconey during s & m sex, ok? Happens all the time on the left coast.

    4. Daniel Montgomery says:

      It’s the job of the police to never accuse anyone with a salary in the millions.

    5. Gary Falls says:

      It’s amazing what money can buy!

  15. Bob says:

    Shut up, stupid.

  16. James Woods says:

    lol, it’s not a crime i guess if your loaded.

    Didn’t some dead broad end up at the budweiser estate not long ago too.

    Haven’t heard about that one.

    I guess life has a price tag.

    1. me says:

      Yes. She was an acquaintence of mine. She lived with our tenant right before she started dating Busch IV. She probably did die of an accidental illegal drug & prescription drug overdose, but the cops didn’t even investigate.

      1. Jmlstl says:

        Real close acquaintance of yours…sure! It was investigated and the coroner report did indeed show a lethal dose of illegal and prescription drugs, cocaine and oxycodone, to be exact.

        It was investigated but know charges are being filed against AB IV.

      2. Jmlstl says:


      3. anon says:

        Jmlstl: you dont’t know if she was or isn’t an acquaintance, do you ? PEOPLE DO have acquaintances and everyone reads the internet and esp. stories about people they know.

      4. Cheney says:

        Of course not, the alcoholic Busch IV is a good Republican!

      5. Newt Maybus says:

        So you’re saying it’s all Busch’s fault?? LOL

    2. Diamlake2009 says:

      Toxicology report will not tell if the substances were applied or consumed; bruises would indicate if force was used if there were not substances that would render the person high or even semi conscious.
      Women who commit suicide are well known for setting a scene of beauty even peace; probably so they are remembered in the best light possible. They are known for wearing their most beautiful lingerie, gown, etc.
      I read a report somewhere the son died of his injuries in that accident.

  17. Steve says:

    I think the FBI should get involved in this investigation.

    1. gordy says:

      fbi? femal body inspector?

  18. Steve says:

    Who commits suicide with their hands tied BEHIND THEIR BACK! Seems like a slam dunk murder case to me.

    1. EMSguy says:

      I have worked several hangings where the suicide victim bound their own hands, once with lock and chains, so they would not try and save their own life by grabbing the rope. They bind the hands, set the rope, step through the bound hands and step off the ledge, wall or chair, done. Creepy as hell seeing someone hanging dead by the neck.

      1. Steve says:

        Have you seen any case where they bound their feet as well? I bet some cases ruled as suicide, have actually been murders.

      2. anon says:

        Steve is right.

    2. steve says:

      Hey. You’re going to make me change my moniker. People commit suicide in a lot of weird ways, and often do things to make it go quicker, and prevent themselves from turning back. It happens.

      The medical examiner has the option of declaring one of four manners of death: Homicide, suicide, natural causes, and accident. Homicide, suicide, and accident (kinkiness gone wrong), are all possibilities here.

      Just sayin’.

      1. billswhall says:

        Steve, steve, hands bound behind back, feet bound too and hanging. Haha, no murder, yeah right. Oops, forgot the LA cops have to check and see if she worked in a magic act in Vegas too. LA cops have been indicted for so many things over the years, maybe they figure they need to add complicity in murder,

      2. MorganGray says:

        See if you can find information on a fellow who in the 1880s in Indiana committed suicide by decapitation. The guy’s name was James Moon.
        A fellow I know thought the story was bizarre enough to be “Weird Americana” and wrote a folk song about it.

  19. Uvu says:

    Stupid is as stupid posts

  20. Oh look! A cupcake! says:

    maybe she was caught having an affair.. why else be tied in the nude?

  21. John Galt says:

    Money talks, the rich walk.
    No money talks too, the poor go to prison.

    Who is John Galt?

    1. Jason says:

      Don’t frame the Galt quote in bad context you ignoramus. I wonder how you sleep at night knowing you spread misinformation so carefree. I bet your twisted mind feels like some sort of freedom fighter on the “right side.” If your sarcastic, you’re an even bigger tool.

      This “anti-rich” sentiment is frightening. Can you imagine the potential lynch mob that forms at the logical extreme of class warfare rhetoric? The envy in the air of this country is palpable.

      1. Christopher Bowen says:

        Let them eat cake!

      2. greg peters says:

        What frightens you ? Are you “rich” if you make more than $250k/year let me know. The top 1% control 95% of the assets and you are afraid of a lynch mob? We need one.

    2. alnga says:

      John Galt of the Atlas Shrugged fame would never utter anything this pathetic..

      1. Aaron Self says:

        John Galt believed in letting businesses operate without the government interfering and saying what they can and can’t do, how much they can produce and who they can sell too. What does that have to do with a women found dead naked and tied up? Nothing. I’m 18 years old and I obviously understood that book better than you.

    3. steve says:

      Yes, money talks. But people like Casey Anthony also walk, and the Rodney Kings of the world get big paydays.

      The criminal justice system in America is the best in the world, if you are guilty. If you are innocent –eh, not so much.

  22. Barry says:

    It was Bush’s fault.

  23. Greg Buls says:

    She died bound. Even if she was bound willingly, she didn’t do it to herself. Whoever did is a killer. She died while helpless in their care.

  24. steve says:

    you are a smart man, Police are corrupt all over especailly Orlando FL

    1. Mark Matis says:

      You nailed that one!

  25. Kelly R. says:

    Writing a murder mystery with your vivid imagination?

  26. Karen O'Bremner says:

    It was suicide. Just like Caylee Anthony.

    1. Diamlake2009 says:

      It boggles my mind how the jury was left with one of two choices only; either Caylee was suffocated with tape or she fell in the pool. What about was she dropped in the pool?

  27. Glen Shaw says:

    Wow, you people really do live in movies don’t you. It is common for people who hang themselves to handcuff or otherwise bind their hands so that they can’t change their minds at the last second as many do. It is the same phenomenaas the second shell casing at the gunshot suicides, it is a test shot. Not everything is a Lifetime Channel Mystery. Usually the simplest explanation is the right one. But what do I know I’m just one of the “cops on the payroll” of the wealthy. It seems that when a rich or poweful person is charged your California juries let him go no matter the evidence. Are they also “on the payroll”?

    1. Steve says:

      How common or feasible is it to tie your hands BEHIND YOUR BACK?

      1. jenny's sister says:

        Common enough and feasible if setup right, which is why it shouldn’t be immediately ruled out as a possibility. I suspect that is not the case here, but how about we let the investigators actually do their jobs for a couple days and get a idea of what transpired based on evidence and not raw public speculation.

      2. Jeff says:

        Steve it’s easy. You tie them together in front of you then step through between your arms. In survival school we were instructed in lots on neat ways to tie someone up and how to untie yourself..

    2. nellieou says:

      RIGHT…..and her feet too? I guess she wanted to make certain that she wasn’t able to free herself with her flexible toes.

    3. keven a beeken says:

      glen you and craig are on crack this is amuder and anothes ultra rich guy or guys will get off.

    4. lucid says:

      Ya like when Gary Webb shot himself twice in the face with a shot gun huh?

    5. Diamlake2009 says:

      Many public defenders have a saying, “You get what you pay for” meaning if you pay for your defense attorney there will be a better defense, maybe even an effective defense.

      1. StephenMcNerlinandTHGUKareTHIEVES says:

        Big pharma? This is Medicis people. They make Restylane and Perlane (fillers) and Dysport (newer Botox cometitor). You know, the stuff those Bravo turds get injected far too often into lips, nasal lines, etc? The only thing big here is said CEO’s overuse of his own product apparently, and from what I could tell a lousy surgeon for a facelift….and could he not found someone better for the hair plugs?

    6. Michael says:

      Yeah? And how many people bind their feet too, as was explicitly mentioned in the article. Quit being silly.

  28. jackson says:

    So let me get this straight. Cops are still not sure of foul play? A woman is found hanging naked from a balcony with her hands tied behind her back and her feet bound. Yeah this sure sounds like a simple accident…Jeez… keystone cops

  29. jasperddbgghost says:

    …and then this one time, at Band Camp…..

  30. Glen Shaw says:

    If you need a Hollywood example watch the suicide scene from “The Life of David Gale”

  31. Kevin Stowell says:

    Bush did it.

    1. gordy says:

      no, it was your buddy obama. i guess she didn’t like GAY HISTORY being mandated in the schools in cali.

  32. Jack says:

    The CEO is a satanist. She was bound and gagged in a bizarre satanic ritual abuse and the cops are on the payroll. That is why their statement makes no sense at all. If a dead body were found at your house cops would peg you #1 suspect.

    Most of the rich and powerful get it from SATAN. period. That is the reality of which most of you DO NOT comprehend.

  33. Pocho Basura says:

    sort of ~OVERTHETOP~
    but I believe you!
    Perhaps you can work Bush did it into this………..

  34. t2350 says:

    Oh come on people, its obvious this guy owes somebody a lot of money or he backed out of some kind of deal and the muscle is working him over. First they bang the kid up as a warning and he didn’t take the hint so they stepped up the pressure and took the girl out and displayed her as a message. Simple as that.

    1. gordy says:

      who is dis goomba? he’s giving away are best secrets

  35. jimbob johnson says:

    I don’t even think proper punctuation could make that post coherent.

  36. smiity says:

    It’s Ronald Reagan’s fault!

    1. gordy says:

      no it’s tiny tims, all because she wouldn’t tip toe through the tulips with him.

  37. Steven Moshlak says:

    We can rule out suicide.

  38. Dinah says:

    The police know how you can first tie your ankles together then tie your hands behind your back? There’s a question here?

    1. Diamlake2009 says:

      I guess the tricky part is balance to get that noose on; standing up before the drop without bumping your head on the floor.

  39. Buster says:

    The child took a tumble down the grand staircase this Monday. The obviously unsupervised child and the dead girl were the only two in the main home at the time of the accident. When paramedics arrived, the child had no pulse so the injuries were/are very serious. I believe the kid is still in Children’s Hospital. I would imagine the father was not happy with his girlfriend for not keeping an eye on his kid. I can also surmise the mother of the child (who happens to live nearby) is none too happy with her estranged spouse’s lady friend. I am told that suicide has not been ruled out This will be figured out by the time the I-405 is re-opened.

    1. jenny's sister says:

      Thank you. One of the few balanced comments I’ve read.

    2. San Diegan says:

      yeah but if so, then why was Paul Pfingst at the house taking a look, as requested by the Shacknai family ? Seems to me that if the boyfriend is not involved, why contact a top defense attorney ?

      just askin’

      1. steve says:

        If you are a CEO, you want to limit exposure and bad publicity. If the press are asking questions, you want someone who can field them and minimize ANY insinuation. You do NOT want the press out there floating the type of theories that all the amateurs are floating on this comment board. If he is not guilty, his TOP priority is to minimize public exposure, and not have a lot of shareholders and directors questioning his judgement / lifestyle. A really good lawyer will swat down questions, and also hook you up with good crisis PR people who deal with this type of stuff.

  40. Bronson says:

    I agree – Bush did it and everyone else is racist.

    1. Christopher Bowen says:

      Bush did enough, don’t worry!

  41. JOe Dutra says:

    His bank account makes this an obvious suicide.

  42. gordy says:

    bent over a bunk with a big black dude called bubba pounding away?

  43. gej007 says:

    Southern California

  44. marc says:

    She was being a HO. She got what she deserves. Women have no respect today.

  45. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

    How do you hang yourself with your hands tied behind your back?


  46. GreyGeek says:

    A few years ago a fire truck was called to rural house in Southwestern Nebraska. They put out the fire but found an elderly woman bound to a chair, with seven knife wounds to her chest, and an empty gas can near by. The sheriff ruled it suicide.

  47. Hank Warren says:

    He’ll beat the rap. Big pharma , yet another violation of our rights. Add it to the list of gov’t violations of our rights:
    They violate the 1st Amendment by placing protesters in cages, banning books like “America Deceived II” and censoring the internet.
    They violate the 2nd Amendment by confiscating guns.
    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by molesting airline passengers.
    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars for foreign countries.
    Impeach Obama, vote for Ron Paul.
    (Last link of Banned Book):

    1. schmoe says:

      Wow, I thought your book had something meaningful to say.
      You’re just a nut.

      1. anon says:


  48. Seth Day says:

    Can’t any of you hold back your envy of the rich for 1 second, everyone on her is biiitching and moaning about rich people this and rich people that, poor and rich commit disgusting crimes all the same, keep your socialist money envy in check. Saying that I wish they would fry whoever did this to that woman, too bad the LIBERAL state of California has no death penalty, this murderer better hope he/she never kills in TEXAS!

    1. solo_poke says:

      Perhaps people understand how the game has been rigged in their favour, and people are tired of being exploited by idle money.

      Supporting blind greed suggest a high level of ignorance, off with their heads.

    2. Leo says:

      Strange ~ They kill people at San Quentin Prison…. When did the death penalty go away in California???

    3. steve says:

      I don’t understand the “rich go free” comments on this board — on the week where the most high profile murder case of the last decade (Casey Anthony) is ending with an unemployed 25-year-old getting away with murder.

      Money helps. But we have a flawed legal system, and if you have even a little bit of brains or even half-way capable (and committed) defense attorney, you can get away with stuff.

  49. Bachelor#3 says:

    “On Monday, Jonah Shacknai’s 6-year-old son was hospitalized following an apparent accident” So here’s a scenario”, Either he blamed her for the ‘apparent accident’ Saw her while high on one of their ‘good drugs’ or maybe just high on the power of being a CEO with a mansion and a hot young girlfriend and decided to teach her a lesson and make a big statement. Or hehis briother was banging her, or she committed a houdini type suicide because living the easy life in a mansion was just too much pressure, or her nails broke or she’s pregnant with Arnolds baby.

  50. Seth Day says:

    Can’t any of you hold back your envy of the rich for 1 second, everyone on her is biiitching and moaning about rich people this and rich people that, poor and rich commit disgusting crimes all the same, keep your socialist money envy in check. Saying that I wish they would fry whoever did this to that woman, too bad the LIBERAL state of California has no death penalty, this murderer better hope he/she never kills in TEXAS!

  51. specul8r says:

    Try reading this article from a better news source, like… any foreign website.Much more detail. The Jonah guy has been at the hospital with his son, who has been in a coma, since the day BEFORE this happened. Even his ex wife says he was there with her. I’m sure if that’s a lie it can be easily disproven by hospital staff and video records. While I don’t doubt this is murder, it is very much an open question as to who did it. Not enough detail to know whether it could be suicide, but I could see where she might feel guilt and killed herself over what happened to the little boy. She may have even hurt him in a fit of rage or jealousy, then felt guilty. WE HAVE NO IDEA. WE’LL HAVE TO WAIT TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION BEFORE REACHING A CONCLUSION.

    1. solo_poke says:

      Right because this guy can’t send somebody else to do his dirty work for him. Never trust parasites even while you can see them.

  52. alex says:

    How typical – he is identified as a “Pharmaceutical Firm CEO” and not simply a J3w!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, nothing says “Arizona” like a name like “Shacknai” right? These people are getting more brazen than they did in 30’s Germany before the people stood up to them.

  53. stanley says:

    Why always blame the guy? Clearly a suicide

    1. solo_poke says:

      Hands tied behind the back hanging off a balcony is a suicide? You are not thinking logically.

      1. anon says:

        ………and feet, nobody would tie their own feet for a suicide. It’s illogical. It was murder by someone who didnt want to actually personally murder them, so they pushed them off a balcony. She knew them, and they respected her but hated her. Fingers point to his brother. She was being blamed for the child’s death IMO. It was done by a family member.

  54. Robocop says:

    Regular CSI investiagtion going on in this thread. Condulences to Ms. Nalepa.

    1. schmoe says:

      She can’t hear you.
      Try her family.

  55. nellieou says:

    I’m thinking someone is out to get the CEO for something. His 6 year old son had an accident that hospitalized him on Monday? That could have been his first warning..he didn’t do what they said so they kiled his gf.

  56. Dean says:

    Guy probably got in over his head with Mexican drug lords. This is how those animals operate.

    1. guessing says:

      Mexican drug lords? The scene of the crime would have probably been an unbelievably bloody mess.

  57. Tommy says:

    am I the only one who came here looking for nude pics?

    1. casual consumer says:

      I’m SO buying a Honda now.

  58. Saucy Fellow says:

    There is treachery afoot, Watson.

  59. arlbergy says:

    Generally speaking women dont commit suicide in such a manner. As is their nature they take a less violent out. Overdosing in the vast majority of cases, car running in a closed garage. The cops are aware of these tendancies.

    1. anon says:

      true, good comment

  60. Tom says:

    First she ties the rope to the banister. Then she ties her feet. Then she ties the rope around her neck. Then she binds her hands bends down and places her feet through her arms. Stands up and jumps off the ledge. It llooks like murder….. However…. there is a chance she did it herself. A “chance”

    1. dave says:

      she would not do it in the nude

  61. Jake says:

    Looks like a murder at first glance, but then the implosion of Building 7 into its footprint at the World Trade Center on 9/11 seemed to be a terrorist attack until the footage taken by tourists was released — not to mention it’s collapse was announced on the BBC before it even went down. Today 2 + 2 does not equal 4 unless someone in authority says so.

    1. dan says:

      haha, jeez you’re an idiot

      1. Christopher Bowen says:

        He is 1000% correct. You, are the one with sand in your eyes and ears, Might as well stick your head back in the sand though, since all you can mutter are party lines.

  62. Kayhla says:

    Welcome to sunny Southern California 🙂
    If anybody here thinks this sort of thing is rare, they should probably examine the medication they are taking. Normally the Big Pharma guys are more discreet. Tisk, Tisk… sloppy.

  63. James says:

    It’s worth mentioning that anyone who chooses hanging as a form of suicide is doing themselves a disservice. If you have a long enough drop to snap your neck (probably 15 feet or more with a very strong rope), well then it might be relatively quick, but if not and you’re going to suffocate and choke to death–well, it ain’t gonna feel too good, it will last for kind of a long time, and there is a 100% chance you will regret it while you’re hanging there. But seriously, just don’t kill yourself, unless you are a child rapist or someone horrible like that. In which case, kill yourself immediately.

    1. Gest says:

      …and with the slow chock method!

    2. TisMurder says:

      Wrong. Tie the noose in the right spot, with the right pressure, and you’re out, almost instantly, there’s no saving you. You don’t need a 15 foot drop, or anything like that. I know someone who did it off a standard bedroom closet door, there was 0 drop, let alone 15 feet.

  64. Mike says:

    You are all morons, this was obvious murder. Wake up American!

    1. RufusVonDufus says:

      You sure could use some practice in recognizing sarcasm.

    2. Ishmot2 says:

      How come no one has mentioned the Brother that found her?

  65. William Baranowski says:

    Wasn’t there any duct tape handy?

  66. Wolf says:

    Yep. Suicide. No doubt about it. Move along folks. Nothing to see here.

  67. JerryB says:

    Did anyone bother to find out what the cause of death was?? Sounds fishy to me….with the son in a coma, and now a dead body. The truth will come out. I would bet if the kid comes out of his coma, he will have plenty to say. Hopefully, he’s under guard.

  68. Joe Shea says:

    I think she may have been tied up for consensual bondage sex, was left there for a short time while someone went to get drinks or a meal, and hoped out of bed and over to the balcony, where she tried to sit backward, daring herself, expecting to surprise him on his return., She fell over and was strangled by the bondage gear.

    1. Christopher Bowen says:

      Nah, it was bondage sure enough. But when the brother went to get drinks the kid saw her all tied up and wanted to get some too. When that happened she managed to kick the kid down the stairs, lost her balance and hung herself as well.

  69. Gest says:

    Why is it always SHOCKING when it happen to the upper crust?

    Shoking is the amount of young women being abducted of late and no news focuses on them – lots of myterious missing beautiful young women – and the press is silent.

    1. anon says:

      …..because rich people control the news media and consequently control it’s content, we are INSTRUCTED that money solves anything, to make us work like mules for increasing debts. We are sold a multitude of lies. Situation where we see rich stupid people (Paris Hilton) or rich powerful people fall, makes us realise that human integrity, love and honesty cannot be bought.

  70. Rocketman says:

    Just shows ta go ya that anything can happen when you let chicks hang around your house.


  71. RufusVonDufus says:

    It could not possibly have been the CEO. Don’t you all realize that he has too much money to do a thing like that? It had to be the nanny, right Casey!

  72. pete says:

    People will do almost anything now to keep from going to work.
    This was in an episode of CSI Miami, called Hangled and Dangled.

  73. santa says:

    Bullets are classless and very successful. Click, click boom, sirrah.

  74. pete says:

    With many of the posts on this page I can now see How
    and Why Obama got elected, DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!

  75. mmercier says:

    I hate it when nude, bound, dead females are found swinging from rope in my house.

    It just looks bad.

  76. Pat LIC says:

    Another NWO piece of trash getting caught. These people are usually narcissistic sadists. You people have no idea what is going on in the world of these people(monsters). You don’t get too far in their world without being a degenerate POS.Notice how all these CEO’s also were part of Gov’t and of other corps. Its all a club, you cannot enter without demonstrating your penchant for the perverse and sadistic.

  77. James Ridge says:

    Now THAT is some in-depth reporting!

  78. Karl Magnus says:

    Just shows ta go ya that anything can happen when you let chicks hang around your house.


  79. JOe Dutra says:

    I have a sneaking suspicion that the Shacknai brothers will refuse to take a polygraph.

  80. arg2015153 says:

    Mr. Shacknai is a liberal Democrat, by the way, a loyal contributor to Obama and that ilk. The only reason that I mention this is that if he were a Republican the media would be all over his party affiliation.

    Always happy to help the boys and girls at CBS out.

  81. Tobywan says:

    It’s not hard to commit suicide in bizarre ways. In 1973 Salvadore Allende, Chilean president, committed suicide by shooting himself in the back 27 times. This was confirmed by the CIA!

    1. Chris says:

      re :Tobywan,
      did you see CIA report on Allende suicide ? Or you just report what Jeopardy genius Wolf Blitzer report on CNN

  82. harry houdini says:


  83. Jason Reed says:

    Most likely this was some kind of S&M\bondage play gone wrong. When you have the money to do anything you want (and have almost anybody you want) I would assume that some would get bored and push the envelope (in some cases) to extreme depravity. As such, sometimes it can end in trajedy. It’s sad all the way around, one life taken while another gets off on watching somebody “suffer”. Long story short, this guy was probabaly a serious pervert who was into the whole bondage thing (maybe coked up as well) and it went too far, she died, he panicked and left…brother finds the body, calls the police and here we are. What do you guys think?

    1. Lisa says:

      You left out the child’s accident. Why would he do s&m while his child is in the hospital. The child has an accident on Monday and on Friday the girlfriend dies but he is with the child the whole time.

      1. Ishmot2 says:

        The brother, I tell you!

  84. Shabba Ranks says:


  85. Keith says:

    This was an unfortunate accident. The little boy who is in the hospital after falling down always leaves rope in the swimming pool. This women was skinny dipping in the pool and got tangled up by the rope. An unknown person was trying to help her and hung her out to dry off. The stress from all this caused her to have a heart attack.

  86. sailordude says:

    Her picture is on Google images. Asian woman. RIP. Live fast and die hard I guess.

  87. caligula says:

    Just as in the case of August Busch IV’s Girlfriend Found Dead at His Home…this story will be bought off the front pages in a day or so and forgotten.

    1. solo_poke says:

      The wealthy have nothing to fear, the can murder and steal with impunity.

  88. caligula says:

    Just as in the case of August Busch IV’s Girlfriend Found Dead at His Home…this story will be bought off the front pages in a day or so and forgotten…

  89. caligula says:

    Just as in the case of August Busch IV’s Girlfriend Found Dead at His Home…this story will be bought off the front pages in a day or so and forgotten….

  90. Winston Smith says:

    What is with all these jews doing all this shady stuff? Sexual deviancy, financial immorality… It seems the chosen people were chosen to be corrupt.

  91. Distillerman says:

    Where was Robert Bl;ake on Thursday?

  92. Kate says:

    Sounds like the Cartel has spoken. This looks to be a case of continue the supply or the cartel will continue to kill others that you care. Was this man trying to keep all of his money by stiffing the cartel?

  93. Archy Cary says:

    It’s Bush’s fault.

    1. solo_poke says:

      The Bush family history is littered with the corpses of unexplained suicided former associates, so are the Clintons, surprise surprise.

    2. Ishmot2 says:

      Is Bush the brother that found her?

  94. ss says:

    “he child is brain dead, and it’s expected his organs will be donated.”
    IMO The child died so the brother went over, freaked out and killed her. She wasn’t hanging. She had been choked to death with a cord. She was killed. IMO The family blamed her for the child dying and the power/greed/money/control aspect turned to murder.

  95. Atom&Yves says:

    The plans for this murder were found in OBL’s compound.

  96. solo_poke says:

    Had this occured at average joe’s house, a person would be in custody and the murder investigation would be continuining until they could extract a confession, so they can put another notch in their careers.

    Dual justice system, one for the average people and special considerations for the wealthy.

  97. Grumpy says:

    Keep all eyes on the brother, a towboat employee.

  98. HeyHey says:

    scorned physco chick kills herself and ties herself up to really stick it to the dude, one last time.

  99. Gray says:

    More Jewish bloodlust. Another phil spector.

  100. Lisa says:

    I think her being naked discounts suicide unless she was being tortured then she tried to get away and was hanged..

  101. Dufus says:

    The IMF guy in NYC was involved. We know he’s into el kinko.

    1. Lisa says:

      Yes, where was DSK during this?

  102. Sylvie says:

    They are not sure if it should be a criminal investigation after finding her hands were tied behind her back and her feet bound???? OH PLEASE! Yea, she really went out of her way to make it look like a murder.. PLEASE! What they are saying is that they are going to wait and see how much this pharmaceutical genius wants to dole out to keep it all hush.’nuff said.

  103. Charles U. Farley says:

    Big Pharma’s father is LUCIFER.

  104. Costa Mesa resident says:

    Most likely another victim of a “Eyes Wide Shut” sex and drug party run by spoiled and immoral rich people.

  105. DigitalBob says:

    She was dating OJ…

  106. mad hatter says:

    I bet Nancy (Drew) Grace will have it figured out by Wednesday.

  107. hrm says:

    Let me understand this. She is dead, her hands are bound behind her back, her feet are bound, and she is hanging nude from a balcony. With all of this in full view to the police, they haven’t ” determined if this will become a criminal matter or remain as a death investigation.” What am I missing?

  108. Tom says:

    Would the police be wondering if this were a crime if it happened in a middle class house? Doubt it, you or I would be arrested on the spot. Billionaire CEO and it’s “Let’s not jump to any conclusions”. Our justice system is broken, the rich do whatever they want.

  109. anon_the_nose says:

    i’ll get the popcorn.

  110. Boiler says:

    Why is it so hard to accept the that the police are in the middle of an investigation and until they are ready to make a statement on the cause of death they will continue to investigate? Are Americans really this stupid, moronic, and twitter brained that they need an immediate fix on the case? And why is the fact that the home is owned by a pharmaceutical CEO of such great relevance to this story? Why is it in the headline other than to bait the morons that want to villify the rich? What is with this class warfare bs anyhow? The rich are found in both parties, in all races, and across all walks of life. Everyone wants to be rich, why else would all the idiots play their lottery every week. Work for a living, work to improve yourself, reach a level of prosperity you are satisfied with and take advantage of the American opportunity which is unique in the world. Otherwise STFU.

  111. StephenMcNerlinandTHGUKareTHIEVES says:

    Big pharma? This is Medicis people. They make Restylane and Perlane (fillers) and Dysport (newer Botox cometitor). You know, the stuff those Bravo turds get injected far too often into lips, nasal lines, etc? The only thing big here is said CEO’s overuse of his own product apparently, and from what I could tell a lousy surgeon for a facelift….and could he not found someone better for the hair plugs? *dupe, somehow got posted as a reply to another*

  112. Evil Warlord says:

    Why is this news? There are always dead drugged up skanks in drug dealers’ homes. It’s the femerican way!

  113. cm says:

    “So, when are you going to marry me?”
    “But honey, can’t we just keep things the way they are?”
    “You told me that we could finally be together after your wife was out of the way!”
    “We’ll talk about it in the morning.”
    (philander tells gf to leave. gf returns with rope.)
    “I’ll give everyone something to talk about in the morning.”

  114. Sweetheart says:

    Looks like another OJ trial is ahead.

  115. Conway Carolla says:

    Oh come on you guys . . . I tie myself up an jump off balconies all the time . . . REALLY turns me on. Try it sometime. There’s a bit of danger involved, sure, but there’s danger involved in driving around LA freeways. You take your chances, right?

  116. Dave says:

    You should not be suprised at all of this type of behavior from a person who deals in dangerous legal drugs.

  117. FN Cee says:

    Pharmaceuticals … Yup, loads and loads of pharmaceuticals … Call CSI, sounds like a made-for-television mystery and they’ll sort it all out in one episode. At least she wasn’t just hanging of the Coronado Bridge or some freeway overpass …

  118. Sloaneranger says:

    I do not know of ANY woman who would take all her clothes off before committing suicide. I find that highly unlikely. Also if I found someone hanging by a rope and obviously dead I would call 911 right away and I would not touch the crime scene. It was reported that the little boy’s sister was also injured at the home but very little about them since. I pray for them to recover. Those parents must be going through hell right now.

  119. Bob says:

    Are you Fu%%&$king kidding me? She’s hanging from a balcony with her hands and feet bound and the police aren’t sure if this is a crime?

  120. Rocco Henderson says:

    The butler did it.

  121. Raisinbran says:

    The little boy died today. Just heard.

  122. Christopher Bowen says:

    If this gets called suicide, that damned Easter Bunny got away with another murder!

  123. Marcia Clark says:

    If I found my brother’s girlfriend hanging nude, then cut her down to “see if she was alive”, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t leave her face down on the ground.

    Cutting her down, yet leaving her face down on the ground makes absolutely no sense. His only defense would have to be that he was too scared to approach the body. That’s plausible in the case of a motor vehicle collision, but less likely when you know the victim quite well.

    I’d be grilling the heck out of the brother…..

    How did you cut her down? Did you touch her body/check pulse? Why did you leave her face down? Was there a party or loud sounds at the mansion on Tuesday night? Did you interact with Ms. Zahau on Tuesday night? Were there visitors to the mansion on Tuesday night?

  124. icecream says:

    Get ready for the best justice money can buy !

  125. Brian says:

    “I suspect foul play”
    – or possibly questionable / untested meds from the “Pharmaceutical” company

  126. SurelyFired says:


  127. jennifer says:

    That rich Pharm man got away with murdering this woman. They are investigating it, and the FEDS are involved now. Let’s see if they are paid off

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