Rebecca Zahau's body was found completely nude. Former prosecutor Loni Coombs and investigative journalist Billy Jensen think that the circumstances of Rebecca's death are "just so weird." They ask, why would she strip naked before binding her hands and feet, then hanging herself?
Former prosecuor Loni Coombs says she has always been vigilant about telling victims' stories. Now, she is seeking the truth about the mysterious death of Rebecca Zahau, who was reduced to the "beautiful Asian girlfriend" stereotype, despite being a complex, accomplished woman, Coombs says.
Investigative journalist Billy Jensen and former prosecutor Loni Coombs discuss the many theories surrounding Rebecca Zahau's death at Spreckels Mansion. It was ruled a suicide, but some wonder if it was a sexual assault gone wrong? Jensen says the Zahau case proved to be an endless rabbit hole for social media and web sleuths dissecting clues.
Rebecca Zahau's sister, Mary Zahau-Loehner, says Rebecca was the "glue" that held the family together before her mysterious death at Spreckels Mansion, where she lived with her millionaire boyfriend Jonah Shacknai. On July 13, 2011, Rebecca was found nude, hanging from a balcony on the property, with her wrists and ankles bound.
Rebecca Zahau’s boyfriend’s six-year-old son, Max, suffered a fatal fall just days before Rebecca was found dead. Former prosecutor Loni Coombs says that Rebecca told police she found Max, and heard the boy say something before he lost consciousness. Rebecca would be dead days later. Coombs asks, Are the two deaths related? And, what can one tell us about the other?
32-year-old Rebecca Zahau was found naked and hanging on July 13, 2011. Authorities ruled Zahau’s death a suicide, however her family members insist she didn’t die by her own hand. Here is a look at some of evidence found at the scene.