Websleuths
Go Back   Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community > Featured Case Discussion > Hot Cases > Rebecca Zahau Nalepa > Rebecca Zahau Nalepa General Discussion Threads

Notices


 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-27-2011, 04:07 PM
fran fran is offline
WS Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: San Diego
Posts: 31,382
Rebecca Nalepa - suicide or murder? #4

Please continue here:

From previous thread:

Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - Rebecca Nalepa - suicide or murder? #3



Quote:
Originally Posted by Salem View Post
Please continue here.

Thread 1

Thread 2


ALSO - please remember, we do NOT sleuth minors, we do NOT post identifying information about minors, we do NOT name minors.

If a minor is a victim or has been publically named by LE as a perp, then their name may be used. In this particular case, the ONLY minor that may be identified by name is Max, because he was a victim. ALL other minors are OFF THE TABLE.

This is a strict rule and your cooperation is appreciated.

Thanks,

Salem

ETA: Further explanation on minor names. Even when quoting from MSM or other sources, if the minor is not the victim or the perp, we change the name to initials. We do NOT quote the name of the minor. This is to protect the minor. Please keep that in mind. Try to put yourself in the shoes of the parent of that minor. What would you think if your child's name was splattered all over the web.

Thanks Guys!

Last edited by fran; 07-27-2011 at 04:18 PM.
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to fran For This Useful Post:
  #2  
Old 07-27-2011, 04:11 PM
Paladine's Avatar
Paladine Paladine is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,729
Movin' on up! Thread #4! Thanks, Fran...
__________________


“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Following 12 Users Say Thank You to Paladine For This Useful Post:
  #3  
Old 07-27-2011, 04:13 PM
Quester Quester is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3,673
7/27 Shacknai Death Probe Comes Down to the Rope, the Party and the Reputation

... the deaths — and the revelations that he and his ex-wife frequently attracted the attention of law enforcement in the past — threaten to turn his reputation from grieving, inconsolable victim to ogre. Keeping the media in line will be Sitrick’s job No.1 until charges are brought or declined.

http://www.bnet.com/blog/drug-busine...eputation/9243
The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Quester For This Useful Post:
  #4  
Old 07-27-2011, 04:15 PM
arielilane's Avatar
arielilane arielilane is offline
Justice for Morgan
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: remotely
Posts: 42,931
7/25/11

Rebecca Nalepa’s Knots May Solve Case
LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Rebecca Nalepa was found with her hands and legs bound. Those knots may now solve her case, investigators told news today. Rebecca Nalepa (photos below) aka Rebecca Zahau was found with her arms still bound behind her back in one knot, and her feet bound with another knot. She was not hanging in a noose when she was found, even thought that is how Adam Shacknai (photo below) reportedly found her. As detailed on Sunday, most readers contend it would have been physically impossible for Rebecca Nalepa to get into a hanging state unless she utilized certain types of knots. Today, local investigators confirm much the same in a statement to news.
__________________

You can choose to be bitter or better when handling your problems.


Ø My posts are just my opinion and for entertainment purposes only.
Do not copy any of my post. All post are to remain here.



Christopher McCandless (aka Alexander Supertramp)
2/12/1968 -8/1992 RIP you are missed.




http://www.bringkyronhome.org/
If you have information about Kyron Horman, please call the Tip Line at 503-261-2847 or dial 911
The Following 15 Users Say Thank You to arielilane For This Useful Post:
  #5  
Old 07-27-2011, 04:25 PM
oceanblueeyes's Avatar
oceanblueeyes oceanblueeyes is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Nestled Deep in Southern Hospitality
Posts: 16,100
I haven't heard that the police have spoken with the media lately.

Has anyone else heard or read this before the above blog mentions it?

Thanks.
__________________
"Pardon Our Noise, It's the Sound of Freedom" USMC New River Air Station, Jacksonville, North Carolina
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to oceanblueeyes For This Useful Post:
  #6  
Old 07-27-2011, 04:33 PM
Quester Quester is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3,673
7/27 The Hanging Question of Coronado

But here’s the thing: one of our trainers saw Jonah here two days after it happened, after Rebecca died. He was here at the gym by himself.

[warning: it's kind of a long slog; opinions by locals; enter at your own risk]

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2...tion-coronado/
The Following 14 Users Say Thank You to Quester For This Useful Post:
  #7  
Old 07-27-2011, 04:35 PM
nanny2five's Avatar
nanny2five nanny2five is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 521
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pensfan View Post
The head stabilization device has various pieces. The process starts with a thin "board" which is slid carefully under a potential neck injury patent's head. After the board is in place, the foam blocks (which are separate) are put into correct position stabilizing the head. After this, the straps are put on and tightened, so the head is stabilized and the neck will not move causing further spinal cord damage.

The board and the foam head pieces are not seen in this photo, but it appears that the blue strap is still lying on near the patient. Many of these straps and "devices" are disposable and would not be something that the EMTs would pick up and put back on the ambulance.
so it could be the straps to that device that we are seeing? thank you for that information, pensfan. i would not be surprised to find out it wasn't a scarf at all.
__________________
"love is made of music and laughter" turtle
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to nanny2five For This Useful Post:
  #8  
Old 07-27-2011, 04:41 PM
astrodreamer astrodreamer is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 2
Where exactly is the spotlight on Jonah Shacknai? Check Shacknai's Forbes CEO bio. He is one of the principal designers of BigPharma' s rise to a $400 billion dollar industry, starting as a chief congressional aide in 1977-- (at the age of 20, if the bio is to be believed). He helped to design Bayh-Dole legislation, then was patent attorney for 30 major multinational pharmaceutical companies. Then followed his personal love, the sicko Nip/Tuck scene (evidence of multiple cosmetic surgeries right on his face). Current critiques of Big Pharma as a rogue industry might point to him. He knows where many of the bodies are buried and would be a crucial player if BigPharma execs were to be examined by Congress like the tobacco industry was. The bizarre nature of the girlfriend 's death has the earmarks of a warning killing. So does the clean nature of the crime scene. Amateur murderers leave lots of clues -- pros clean up. There's plenty of evidence of cover-up. Donating the child's organs in such a case. Really? The terse death certificates, whisking away of witnesses, etc.

Just a hunch.
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to astrodreamer For This Useful Post:
  #9  
Old 07-27-2011, 04:42 PM
arielilane's Avatar
arielilane arielilane is offline
Justice for Morgan
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: remotely
Posts: 42,931
Thanks Pensfan for posting the information on the "saver". Something to think about.
__________________

You can choose to be bitter or better when handling your problems.


Ø My posts are just my opinion and for entertainment purposes only.
Do not copy any of my post. All post are to remain here.



Christopher McCandless (aka Alexander Supertramp)
2/12/1968 -8/1992 RIP you are missed.




http://www.bringkyronhome.org/
If you have information about Kyron Horman, please call the Tip Line at 503-261-2847 or dial 911
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to arielilane For This Useful Post:
  #10  
Old 07-27-2011, 04:56 PM
peace9274's Avatar
peace9274 peace9274 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Arizona
Posts: 2,045
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quester View Post
7/27 The Hanging Question of Coronado

But here’s the thing: one of our trainers saw Jonah here two days after it happened, after Rebecca died. He was here at the gym by himself.

[warning: it's kind of a long slog; opinions by locals; enter at your own risk]

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2...tion-coronado/
From Tom, an accountant:
"I don’t have a clue what happened in this case, but I’m guessing they were playing a [sex] game and it got out of hand."

*****
Mmmm I don't think any one of us here at WS has posted this theory! And I thought we had every theory covered!!!
The Following User Says Thank You to peace9274 For This Useful Post:
  #11  
Old 07-27-2011, 04:58 PM
lauriej lauriej is offline
'wild rose country...'
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 3,855
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...man-hang_n.htm

Woman's hanging investigated in Coronado, Calif.
--snipped--

Investigators with the San Diego Sheriff's Department, who are probing the suspicious death in Coronado this month, await toxicology results from Zahau's autopsy.

Sgt. Roy Frank of the department's homicide unit said, "We're still weeks out" from concluding whether Zahau committed suicide or was murdered.

Frank said his department has spoken with Zahau's family and has had 15 investigators working the case, along with additional forensic technicians and investigators from the California Department of Justice. He said the probe "is progressing well."

"It's real important to let that evidence come out first before we pass any judgment," Frank said.

Zahau's family has set up a charity fund in her memory for the benefit of orphans in her native country, at www.burma-orphans.com.
__________________
my opinion...........and i happen to agree with it.....
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to lauriej For This Useful Post:
  #12  
Old 07-27-2011, 05:03 PM
BrownRice's Avatar
BrownRice BrownRice is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,643
Completely random, but every time I see the pic of RN/JS with the purple background it reminds me of a (very bad) prom picture. And they are wearing coordinating colors. Belch. I assume an office party or something. It looks like he has used too many injections of his drugs as well.

Another point - someone earlier mentioned bruises (rumors of) on MS. I'd be suspicious of a 6 year old boy who didn't have any bruises! Those come with play and having fun. Obviously, abuse is different, but most kids have bruises.
The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to BrownRice For This Useful Post:
  #13  
Old 07-27-2011, 05:09 PM
MsFacetious's Avatar
MsFacetious MsFacetious is offline
What a Kerfuffle...
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 13,487
Apparently law enforcement HAS talked to the media....

Quote:
Originally Posted by peace9274 View Post
From Tom, an accountant:
"I don’t have a clue what happened in this case, but I’m guessing they were playing a [sex] game and it got out of hand."

*****
Mmmm I don't think any one of us here at WS has posted this theory! And I thought we had every theory covered!!!
It has been discussed here, however that falls under an accident.

Law enforcement HAS ruled out an accident.

They specifically said they don't believe it was a sex game gone wrong. (I can't find that, but I know I saw it... anyone else?)

They said it was homicide or suicide, period.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...man-hang_n.htm

"I've really got an open mind," Frank said of Zahau's death. "It's either going to be suicide or homicide."


Quote:
Originally Posted by Quester View Post
7/27 The Hanging Question of Coronado

But here’s the thing: one of our trainers saw Jonah here two days after it happened, after Rebecca died. He was here at the gym by himself.

[warning: it's kind of a long slog; opinions by locals; enter at your own risk]

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2...tion-coronado/
Did Rebecca have any belongings at the gym? Some people keep a locker there if they go frequently and she certainly went frequently.

Maybe Jonah went to get her things, just like her family did at the house? It would have been at about the same time that her family was getting the stuff at the house.
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to MsFacetious For This Useful Post:
  #14  
Old 07-27-2011, 05:14 PM
katydid23's Avatar
katydid23 katydid23 is offline
Verified Juanette
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 24,856
Quote:
Originally Posted by peace9274 View Post
From Tom, an accountant:
"I don’t have a clue what happened in this case, but I’m guessing they were playing a [sex] game and it got out of hand."

*****
Mmmm I don't think any one of us here at WS has posted this theory! And I thought we had every theory covered!!!
But WHO would she be having these sex games with? I really doubt Max's dad was into intense sex that night, after spending the day watching his son, clinically dead, laying connected to tubes in intensive care. I really don't think he would be there having wild sex that night. imoo
__________________
“Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to katydid23 For This Useful Post:
  #15  
Old 07-27-2011, 05:20 PM
Quester Quester is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3,673
Quote:
Originally Posted by MsFacetious View Post
... snipped ...

Did Rebecca have any belongings at the gym? Some people keep a locker there if they go frequently and she certainly went frequently.

Maybe Jonah went to get her things, just like her family did at the house? It would have been at about the same time that her family was getting the stuff at the house.
My impression of this persons full statement is that he was implying that JS was working out alone two days after RN was found (Wed) - that would make it Fri and two days before MS' official death (Sun).

If so, someone may have seen whether or not he had any scratches, cuts, bruises on his hands, arms, face, etc.
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Quester For This Useful Post:
  #16  
Old 07-27-2011, 05:30 PM
jstwondering's Avatar
jstwondering jstwondering is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 257
In this article,
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/loca...126121118.html
Rebecca's sister said:
"Rebecca was very intelligent and achieved anything she set her mind on."

I'm not accusing the victim of anything, but as a jilted wife myself, I felt that the woman that my husband left me for was out to take my life. The first time I met her, before I knew that she was sleeping with my husband, she actually asked me to give her a tour of my house and borrowed my bikini to go in my jacuzzi with my 6 year old daughter. (I may add that no one else at the party went in the pool...) This also was "a very intelligent woman who achieved anything she set her mind on."

Where as I now tolerate this woman for my children's sake, I can totally see a less stable, jilted wife feeling she has motive to make RZ pay for taking her only child from her. Also, remember, RZ called Max her son according to the doggie daycare guy, and was preparing to throw a party in DS's former house.

I'm not saying this is OK, I'm just saying, it adds up to one believable motive.
  #17  
Old 07-27-2011, 05:35 PM
Quester Quester is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3,673
I’ll bet one posted image of the best dessert I can find that DS is and has been in a psych ward or psych facility beginning close to MS’ memorial (Tues 7/19).

Any takers?
The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to Quester For This Useful Post:
  #18  
Old 07-27-2011, 05:37 PM
Paladine's Avatar
Paladine Paladine is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,729
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quester View Post
7/27 The Hanging Question of Coronado

But here’s the thing: one of our trainers saw Jonah here two days after it happened, after Rebecca died. He was here at the gym by himself.

[warning: it's kind of a long slog; opinions by locals; enter at your own risk]

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2...tion-coronado/
FROM YOUR LINK..."ONE LITTLE BUNCH OF FLOWERS"...that's just too sad.

Quote:
One little bunch of flowers had no name, but it was clearly addressed to Rebecca.

“It is the way you listened, the way you comforted, the way you related to my every heartache, my every victory, even my losses, you were a true friend.”
__________________


“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Paladine For This Useful Post:
  #19  
Old 07-27-2011, 05:37 PM
obmama obmama is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San Diego
Posts: 92
Quote:
Originally Posted by oceanblueeyes View Post
I
Has anyone else heard or read this before the above blog mentions it?

Thanks.
Just today (don't remember where), I read a brief one-liner that investigators' focus was on the "knot". It seems we're getting more out of LA news, now that the local news is no longer camped in front of the mansion. I notice a lot of the AP news comes from LA.
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to obmama For This Useful Post:
  #20  
Old 07-27-2011, 05:38 PM
jstwondering's Avatar
jstwondering jstwondering is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 257
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quester View Post
I’ll bet one posted image of the best dessert I can find that DS is and has been in a psych ward or psych facility beginning close to MS’ memorial (Tues 7/19).

Any takers?
Nope... I'd be right there also, if MS was my little boy.
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to jstwondering For This Useful Post:
  #21  
Old 07-27-2011, 05:46 PM
Pensfan Pensfan is offline
On Time Out
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 7,333
Quote:
Originally Posted by arielilane View Post
Rebecca Nalepa’s Knots May Solve Case
LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Rebecca Nalepa was found with her hands and legs bound. Those knots may now solve her case, investigators told news today. Rebecca Nalepa (photos below) aka Rebecca Zahau was found with her arms still bound behind her back in one knot, and her feet bound with another knot. She was not hanging in a noose when she was found, even thought that is how Adam Shacknai (photo below) reportedly found her. As detailed on Sunday, most readers contend it would have been physically impossible for Rebecca Nalepa to get into a hanging state unless she utilized certain types of knots. Today, local investigators confirm much the same in a statement to news.
Disturbingly, there are many suicide manual sites on the internet. It took me only a few seconds to find one site with precise instructions on how to tie slip knot noose for a short drop suicide hanging. RN could have read these sites. (I am intentionally not posting the reference link.)
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Pensfan For This Useful Post:
  #22  
Old 07-27-2011, 05:50 PM
Paladine's Avatar
Paladine Paladine is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,729
Quote:
Originally Posted by obmama View Post
Just today (don't remember where), I read a brief one-liner that investigators' focus was on the "knot". It seems we're getting more out of LA news, now that the local news is no longer camped in front of the mansion. I notice a lot of the AP news comes from LA.
I've read knot info for awhile, now...not sure if it came from police, but it has been out there. Maybe a retired detective, iirc...?

There was this 2 days ago from Radaronline:

Quote:
“The investigation is still ongoing. Rebecca's toxicology report, and autopsy result are still pending. Cops are also looking very closely at the knots that were used in the chords that Rebecca was bound with,” another law enforcement source says.
Notice? "Chords"?
__________________


“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Paladine For This Useful Post:
  #23  
Old 07-27-2011, 05:54 PM
Paladine's Avatar
Paladine Paladine is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,729
Link to a pharma discussion forum on the deaths...interesting, imo...

Death at Shacknai's house....where was he?? - Cafepharma Message Boards
__________________


“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Paladine For This Useful Post:
  #24  
Old 07-27-2011, 05:58 PM
oceanblueeyes's Avatar
oceanblueeyes oceanblueeyes is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Nestled Deep in Southern Hospitality
Posts: 16,100
Quote:
Originally Posted by lauriej View Post
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...man-hang_n.htm

Woman's hanging investigated in Coronado, Calif.
--snipped--

Investigators with the San Diego Sheriff's Department, who are probing the suspicious death in Coronado this month, await toxicology results from Zahau's autopsy.

Sgt. Roy Frank of the department's homicide unit said, "We're still weeks out" from concluding whether Zahau committed suicide or was murdered.

Frank said his department has spoken with Zahau's family and has had 15 investigators working the case, along with additional forensic technicians and investigators from the California Department of Justice. He said the probe "is progressing well."

"It's real important to let that evidence come out first before we pass any judgment," Frank said.

Zahau's family has set up a charity fund in her memory for the benefit of orphans in her native country, at www.burma-orphans.com.
The statement by police really tells me so far they just aren't seeing a homicide. Homicide would have the earmarkings at the scene, imo. It would not be consistent with a suicide. They would already know if it was possible for her to do this or not.

It sounds like they do think this is a suicide but want to wait until the full autopsy results are in. In the end they may think she was highly intoxicated at the time and may have done this compulsively without any planning.

IMO
__________________
"Pardon Our Noise, It's the Sound of Freedom" USMC New River Air Station, Jacksonville, North Carolina
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to oceanblueeyes For This Useful Post:
  #25  
Old 07-27-2011, 05:59 PM
Paladine's Avatar
Paladine Paladine is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,729
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pensfan View Post
Disturbingly, there are many suicide manual sites on the internet. It took me only a few seconds to find one site with precise instructions on how to tie slip knot noose for a short drop suicide hanging. RN could have read these sites. (I am intentionally not posting the reference link.)
On the one hand, for the suicide scenario to be plausible, in any fashion, imo, I must believe she was distraught...extremely distraught. Now, would it be SO important to this distraught, suicidal woman that her hands and feet be bound? That she have a seat and research HOW TO? I have a hard time swallowing that one, bud...but, maybe, its just me.

Honestly, I feel it's completely irrelevant...cause I THINK she will have many signs of struggle and wounds on her body...that were not self-inflicted. And, imo, the same person tied the knots.
__________________


“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Paladine For This Useful Post:
 

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TX TX - Joost Family in Hays County, 1980s - Murder or Murder-Suicide? hopetohelp Cold Cases 1 09-30-2013 03:05 PM
Rebecca Nalepa - suicide or murder? #3 Salem Rebecca Zahau Nalepa General Discussion Threads 889 07-27-2011 04:18 PM
Rebecca Nalepa - suicide or murder? #2 Salem Rebecca Zahau Nalepa General Discussion Threads 828 07-24-2011 12:59 PM
Rebecca Nalepa Winward1 Rebecca Zahau Nalepa General Discussion Threads 1048 07-21-2011 07:04 PM


© Copyright Websleuths 1999-2012 New To Site? Need Help?
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:43 PM.

Advertisements

Pre-Order Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony today!