Pathologist testifies that Rebecca Zahau’s death was a homicide

A nationally renowned forensic pathologist testified Monday in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Rebecca Zahau.

Zahau is the woman who was found bound, gagged and hanging naked from a balcony of the Spreckels mansion in Coronado in 2011.

Dr. Cyril Wecht performed a second autopsy on Zahau’s body, about three months after an initial autopsy by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office.

Wecht said that in his opinion, the young woman’s death was not a suicide.

KUSI’s Sasha Foo reports on some of the testimony heard in San Diego County Superior Court.

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