Sister of Rebecca Zahau speaks out in her fight for justice
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – One of the most famous news stories here in San Diego is the case of Rebecca Zahau.
Images of a beautiful young Asian woman, found naked and bound, hanging from a balcony of a mansion in Coronado, went viral on social media.
The sheriff’s department says she committed suicide. But her family doesn’t believe that theory, saying if you knew Rebecca, you would understand why she could never take her own life. In this exclusive interview, KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries spoke to the person who grew up with Rebecca and knows her better than anyone else — her sister, Mary.
The last known person who spoke to Rebecca the night she died was her sister Mary Loehner. In this exclusive interview, Mary tells KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries about the last conversations she had with her sister.
Mary also clarifies what the notes were that were found on Rebecca’s phone. The San Diego sheriff’s department presented the notes as proof of her state of mind.
Officials say she committed suicide, distraught over the accident of her boyfriend’s youngest child Max.
Mary says the notes were a letter she was writing to her boyfriend, Jonah Shacknai, about their relationship. According to mary, she had seen these notes prior to the child’s accident.
The family continues to fight for justice for Rebecca saying she was murdered. Adam Shacknai, her boyfriend’s brother, was found responsible for her death in a 2019 civil case.
The official cause of death remains suicide.