Coronado, Calif. – As speculation abounds around the two recent deaths at the Spreckels mansion, the home owned by pharmaceutical mogul Jonah Shacknai, a local news outlet obtained police logs dating back to 2008 that indicate authorities were called 13 times to the homes of both Shacknai and his ex-wife, who lives nearby.
On July 11, Shacknai’s 6-year-old son Max fell down the stairs at the massive home. Then, only days later, Shacknai’s girlfriend, Rebecca Zahau, 32, was found hanging from a mansion balcony with her hands and feet bound. Just days later, while in the hospital, little Max succumb to his injuries.
To see photos of Shacknai, Max and Zahau, click here.
Max’s death is considered accidental, according to officials, while Zahau’s death is being investigated as a suicide, despite the way she was found and no suicide note being discovered. Nonetheless, death certificates for both Max and Zahau indicate the cause of death for each is “pending.”
Police records obtained by 10News.com indicate police were called to Shacknai’s home eight times between July 2008 and July 2011 for things like vandalism and burglary. During the same three years, authorities visited ex-wife Dina’s home – located only blocks from the Spreckels mansion – five times for alarms, suspicious behavior and noise issues.
Last week, Arizona police records were released, detailing allegations of domestic abuse during the couple’s marriage.
To see police photos of Dina’s injuries she claimed she sustained while in an argument with Shacknai in 2006, during which his dog became agitated and attacked her, click here.
Dina is the mother of Shacknai’s late son, Max.
Max’s funeral was held last week in Phoenix, Ariz., while Zahau was laid to rest on Saturday in St. Joseph, Mo.
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