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    CA - Rebecca Zahau Nalepa - suicide or murder? #10

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBean View Post
    I am reminded of the Samantha Runnion case where she was snatched by Avila from the front yard while under her grandmother's care. It was mentioned many times that "if only" she had watched more carefully.....
    It crosses everyone's mind-but in this case and in that case it seems as if reasonable care was taken and there is no issue with negligence. Bad things happen even under the tightest supervision.

    So, let's not derail this topic with blame placing on Rebecca as it relates to the care of Max. Those that feel it is her fault-that's fine most of you have made your point and it is posted.
    But we are not going to make it a talking point in this thread. Whatever really happened is a tragedy no matter how you slice it-so let's move on from blaming Rebecca it is just not constructive at this point. If that changes for some reason-the discussion may roll with that in the future.
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    I agree the hair between the noose and the skin is something worth really looking into. At the same time if you have given up all hope and actually put a noose on yourself with the idea that the very next thing you are going to do is jump 9 ft - maybe you aren't thinking about your hair. What percentage of females with long hair that hang themselves do or do not adjust their hair?

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    Clipped from the dr. drew episode:
    LISA BOESKY, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST: Well, I live here in San Diego, and I`ve been following this case all along. And I will tell you, they truly do believe it is a suicide.

    Now, I specialize in suicide. I`ve worked on hundreds of cases of serious suicide attempts and completed suicides. And I have more questions now than I did at the beginning of this case.

    And I can tell you, suicide is usually a personal, private event. This was a very public act that happened. It appears aggressive, angry, vengeful, potentially humiliating.

    We rarely see women nude. And the cryptic message, if you think about it, on the door, "She saved him. Can he save her?" If she had written that, wouldn`t it say, "Can he save me?"

    You would think if she was guilty she would be writing things like, "Forgive me," or "I`m sorry," or "I deserve to be punished." So there are a lot of things about this.

    And I think the key also is, when people have not made a suicide attempt, and they go to hang themselves, they almost always think of something to hang themselves from up above. So, a shower head, a pipe in a basement, something in a closet, a hook on the door. They wouldn`t think of the bed, jumping off the balcony, and as you said, these elaborate knots that are so complex and so complicated.

    Is it possible? Yes. Is it probable? No.
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    Also this:

    Now, listen to this. Jonah Shacknai`s brother, Adam -- remember those knots? His brother Adam is a tugboat operator based in Tennessee.

    Now, I don`t know this guy, but someone tied a clean hitch knot commonly used for dock tying and a slip knot with a red marine rope. One end of the cord was tied to the leg of a cast iron bed, anchoring it.

    I mean, and you saw those videos of the elaborate nature of that rope work. It really looked like a block and tackle from a 16th century Schooner or something.

    Don`t police need to be able to explain that?

    HEGER: Yes. And what I want to know is, Adam Shacknai cut Rebecca down when he saw her the next morning. So his fingerprints and DNA would have to be on those ropes. Yet, law enforcement said on Friday the only DNA that was on those ropes was Rebecca. That`s impossible.

    PINSKY: So the tugboat operator who says he cut her down, his DNA didn`t even show up on this. And law enforcement had no explanation for that?

    HEGER: No. No explanation.

    PINSKY: All right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunnieRN View Post
    Clipped from the dr. drew episode:
    LISA BOESKY, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST: Well, I live here in San Diego, and I`ve been following this case all along. And I will tell you, they truly do believe it is a suicide.

    Now, I specialize in suicide. I`ve worked on hundreds of cases of serious suicide attempts and completed suicides. And I have more questions now than I did at the beginning of this case.

    And I can tell you, suicide is usually a personal, private event. This was a very public act that happened. It appears aggressive, angry, vengeful, potentially humiliating.

    We rarely see women nude. And the cryptic message, if you think about it, on the door, "She saved him. Can he save her?" If she had written that, wouldn`t it say, "Can he save me?"

    You would think if she was guilty she would be writing things like, "Forgive me," or "I`m sorry," or "I deserve to be punished." So there are a lot of things about this.

    And I think the key also is, when people have not made a suicide attempt, and they go to hang themselves, they almost always think of something to hang themselves from up above. So, a shower head, a pipe in a basement, something in a closet, a hook on the door. They wouldn`t think of the bed, jumping off the balcony, and as you said, these elaborate knots that are so complex and so complicated.

    Is it possible? Yes. Is it probable? No.
    Just wanted to add link.....

    http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIP.../ddhln.01.html

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    So in following this thread all evening, we have discussed guest bedrooms, ropes, nooses, tshirt, woman's clothing on floor, black paint, paint brushes, cryptic message, etc...

    But I don't think anyone has mentioned the fact that autopsy report states there was tape residue on Rebecca's legs...but LE did not report this fact during press conference?

    THoughts? How does this tape residue play into the various theories????

    JEN HEGER, LEGAL EDITOR, RADAR ONLINE: I think the most stunning revelation is the fact that there was tape residue found on the back of Rebecca`s legs. And this was not discussed at all by the law enforcement at the press conference on Friday. There was also, as you said, strips of her T-shirt that were around her neck, might have been in her mouth at some point. This is very odd.

    http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIP.../ddhln.01.html

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    This is from the autopsy report that was graciously downloaded in the other thread.



    What is it about a few items of women's clothing and makeup wipes being in the guesthouse. Am I reading that right? Sorry if this has already been posted but this thread moves too fast and if you walk away for a few hours you're way behind.

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    We have been discussing that, as well as the fact that LE did not state if they knew who the clothes belonged to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunnieRN View Post
    Clipped from the dr. drew episode:
    LISA BOESKY, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST: Well, I live here in San Diego, and I`ve been following this case all along. And I will tell you, they truly do believe it is a suicide.

    Now, I specialize in suicide. I`ve worked on hundreds of cases of serious suicide attempts and completed suicides. And I have more questions now than I did at the beginning of this case.

    And I can tell you, suicide is usually a personal, private event. This was a very public act that happened. It appears aggressive, angry, vengeful, potentially humiliating.

    We rarely see women nude. And the cryptic message, if you think about it, on the door, "She saved him. Can he save her?" If she had written that, wouldn`t it say, "Can he save me?"

    You would think if she was guilty she would be writing things like, "Forgive me," or "I`m sorry," or "I deserve to be punished." So there are a lot of things about this.

    And I think the key also is, when people have not made a suicide attempt, and they go to hang themselves, they almost always think of something to hang themselves from up above. So, a shower head, a pipe in a basement, something in a closet, a hook on the door. They wouldn`t think of the bed, jumping off the balcony, and as you said, these elaborate knots that are so complex and so complicated.

    Is it possible? Yes. Is it probable? No.
    To me it's no coincidence that:
    1. She was barred from the ICU
    2. Her dog was boarded up
    3. Her clothes may have been in the 'guest house'
    4. She did save Max from dying immediately after the fall
    5. She believed she might go to hell for taking her life - and would want to be saved by Max / or was hoping Jonah would come home and save her
    6. She was tied to the bed - in knots - and maybe not for the first time
    7. She jumped from the 'guest room'
    8. She was found hanging outside the house as if she had no where to go

    Possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
    This is from the autopsy report that was graciously downloaded in the other thread.



    What is it about a few items of women's clothing and makeup wipes being in the guesthouse. Am I reading that right? Sorry if this has already been posted but this thread moves too fast and if you walk away for a few hours you're way behind.
    This how I read it too, and it had been discussed on the previous thread for quite some time. This question should be asked of LE.
    Just my opinion


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    Here's the response of the ME concerning some facts left out of their presentation last Friday:





    Now I guess they're back to the bunker and wait for incoming......
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjenny View Post
    This how I read it too, and it had been discussed on the previous thread for quite some time. This question should be asked of LE.
    Quote Originally Posted by SunnieRN View Post
    We have been discussing that, as well as the fact that LE did not state if they knew who the clothes belonged to.
    Thanks, I'll go back and look for the discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HowLoveCanBe View Post
    To me it's no coincidence that:
    1. She was barred from the ICU
    2. Her dog was boarded up
    3. Her clothes may have been in the 'guest house'
    4. She did save Max from dying immediately after the fall
    5. She believed she might go to hell for taking her life - and would want to be saved by Max / or was hoping Jonah would come home and save her
    6. She was tied to the bed - in knots - and maybe not for the first time
    7. She jumped from the 'guest room'
    8. She was found hanging outside the house as if she had no where to go

    Possible?
    JUst for my clarification...(not questioning you! )

    1. Do we know for a fact that she was barred from ICU?

    2. I thought she called INQUIRING about boarding, but never showed up with dog? (per interview with boarding ctr owner)

    6. She was tied to the bed in knots? and not for the first time??

    8. "...as if she had no where to go..."?

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    So, knots. Remember when Rebecca first passed away, her sister stated what a wonderful and loyal friend she was? She talked about how she was learning to swim, to do a triathalon with a friend. She didn't know how to swim.

    Don't think she would have knowledge of nautical ties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
    Thanks, I'll go back and look for the discussion.
    Time to use all your well-earned speed reading skills obtained during the Casey trial.....

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