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Rebecca Zahau: Murder or Suicide? Coronado, CA

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by SoSueMe, Apr 17, 2015.


What caused Rebecca's death?

  1. Murder

    17 vote(s)
  2. Suicide

    2 vote(s)
  3. Accident then staged

    1 vote(s)
  4. Other

    0 vote(s)
  1. Lily

    Lily Bronze Member

    This case made me so irate, for all of those reasons, and a few more besides. IMO that police dept needs some serious looking into. How many are on the payroll of the rich, was the question I was left with, pretty much from the start of the case. Just disgusting.
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  2. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    On 5/27/2019 from 9-11pm ID Discovery will have a special on this case.

    Starting on 6/1/2019 Oxygen will have a three part series about this case. Starting at 6pm.
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  3. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    So I'm watching the ID special on this. They begin with the 911 call from Adam Shaknai. He says I've got a girl here who hung herself. Now if I see someone hanging with their arms and legs tied up, my immediate thought wouldn't be suicide.

    AS also took a polygraph and it came out as inconclusive. He also volunteered some information to the cops. He tells them he'd been masturbating to porn that morning.

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  4. guess who

    guess who Bronze Member

    Now add to the thing when he said he "couldn't temember" that she was naked
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  5. Scarlette

    Scarlette may30/88/11/14/17/20

    Hi, new here to posting, but have been reading here for years, at least as far back as 2015. Here is a bookmark I used back then: BEDWELL Dianna & KNUTSON Cecil-Vanished 5/10/15 PG 2 POST 37

    I've always liked reading here, but there was never a lot of posts.....so I mostly read and occasionally post at the one site that is busiest. It looks like things may be heating up on this case. I sure hope there will be a criminal charge and arrest in the near future.

    I was not impressed with the ID documentary. I sure hope the Oxygen is better. imho
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  6. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member


    Keep posting!!

    I don't know if anything will ever happen with this case. The PD seems to be "sure" she committed suicide.
  7. Scarlette

    Scarlette may30/88/11/14/17/20

    Thank you. The only way I feel any good will come of it is if it is possible to GET RID of Sheriff Gore, like some evidence of his corruption (in more than 1 case)
  8. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    Sheriff Gore was involved in the McStay case for awhile too.
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  9. Scarlette

    Scarlette may30/88/11/14/17/20

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  10. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    Interesting, I didn't know he had anything to do with Ruby Ridge. How does this guy keep getting reelected?
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  11. Freebird

    Freebird Bronze Member

  12. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    Just watched the recording of the first Oxygen episode. The next one is on 6/6.

    Someone in this episode says the exact same thing I did above about seeing someone bound and gagged hanging from a balcony and jumping to the conclusion it was suicide.

    In the previews for next week they seem to be talking to someone about Asian honor suicides. He points out that if she did it, she would NOT have been naked because that brings great shame on a family.
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  13. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    I'm watching it again. Someone just mentioned that tying yourself up in suicide does indeed happen. People don't want to stop themselves. However, the binding of her feet is very unusual in this type of suicide.
  14. Scarlette

    Scarlette may30/88/11/14/17/20

    Not only that, but his PIO (not sure if she still is- who made a big public show of all the hundreds of pages that she handed over to the San Bernardino Police Dept regarding the McStay "investigation") was also with the FBI. The 2 of them gave me some pause for belief in and respect for the FBI.
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  15. Scarlette

    Scarlette may30/88/11/14/17/20

    I followed this case from the first day. There are soooooo many details and evidence that have/had not been reported to the public. It would take me pages to mention them all, so I won't. But let me put it this way, that forum was closed so many times due to the vitriol posts, I'm sure they set a record for closures.

    The show last night reminded me of a series that was done on Jon Benet Ramsey. I truly hope that they have found more evidence/proof of murder. Imho, I think the only way to get the truth is for someone to go undercover in Gore and Shacknai's worlds.

    I also watched one about Rebecca last year on ID-and episode of Breaking Homicide. If I recall, I didn't like their conclusion. I see that Breaking Homicide is on again this year, but not the same 2 guys.

    https://www.denofgeek.com/us/cultur...eaking-homicide-probes-unsolved-murders-on-id and https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8381124/
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  16. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Administrative Manager Staff Member

    Well crap. I saw the advertisements for weeks now on this show and forgot to tape it. I've got them taped now. I'm afraid this will be one of those cases where we'll "never know" how/why it happened unless someone confesses and I'm certain there is no chance of that happening.

    If I recall, it isn't even known how the child went over the railing just days before Rebecca's death. Physics didn't support any theory, so this is a strange case all the way around.
  17. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    One of the specials had a doctor on who said that when Rebecca reported that the child said one word: "Ocean" that it would have been medically impossible for him to do so. He believes Rebecca was lying about that.

    "Ocean" is the name of the family dog.
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  18. Scarlette

    Scarlette may30/88/11/14/17/20

    It was pretty chaotic after the fall, maybe Rebecca heard it just the second"before" he fell.

    As for reelection of gore, if you saw last nights 3rd episode on Oxygen, you would have HEARD how, basically, that is while Jonah was saying how his business was losing stock with all the notoriety about the 2 deaths there at the mansion when interviewed about her death.

    The people investigating are doing the best job I've seen so far in a documentary about the case. But there is SO MUCH more they could cover, and I doubt a lot of details will still be left out by the end of the last episode next week.
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  19. Scarlette

    Scarlette may30/88/11/14/17/20

    Can't edit it. Instead of doubt I meant think a lot will be left out, that I doubt they could cover all of them in just a few episodes.
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  20. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    Watching part two that I recorded a few weeks ago. In this episode the investigation team sends the 911 call to an expert who cleaned it up so you could hear everything more clearly. They then gave that tape to an expert on voice analysis. It sounds like Adam is rummage through kitchen drawers. He hears Adam say "Hold her still". Then another voice can be heard. This leads them to believe that there is somebody in the room with him.

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