In a shocking PART 2, the case is blown wide open with a rare interview from Max Shacknai's mother Dr. Dina Shacknai. Dina believes both Rebecca Zahau and her 6 year old son Maxie were violently attacked and killed. She shares details of her years long private investigation and opens up about why she wants investigators to re-open the cases.
This episode includes new evidence including police interviews of neighbors who reported odd things at the Spreckels Mansion before the deaths and a never before released voicemail left by Rebecca that some say proves she was not suicidal over Max's injuries.
Dina talks candidly with host Matt Johnson about her relationship with her ex-husbands girlfriend Rebecca and what she was told about Rebecca's death.
The Case Of Rebecca Zahau and Max Shacknai is a fresh look at the evidence in two mysterious deaths at a multi-million dollar historic mansion.
The circumstances of Rebecca Zahau's death in 2011 left her family and law enforcement with opposing views on how she died.
32-year-old Rebecca Zahau was found bound, gagged, naked and hanging from a balcony of a historic Coronado mansion for everyone to see. There was a cryptic note painted on the bedroom door but no fingerprints on some of the items at the crime scene.
The shocking discovery came just days after her boyfriend's son Max fell to his death from the grand staircase at the 27 room beachfront estate while under Rebecca's care, according to police.
In 2018, a civil jury found Rebecca's boyfriend's brother Adam liable for her death. Adam, has maintained his innocence and denied all allegations against him and has never been criminally charged. In December 2018, following the civil trial and a case review, the San Diego Sheriff's Department, Coronado Police Department, and San Diego Medical Examiner's Department maintained Zahau's death was a suicide.
This podcast explores theories from family members who disagree with police investigators, actual 911 calls, witness interviews and reporter Matt Johnson's first hand account of covering the case from day one.
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