CORONADO, Calif. – Preliminary details of police reports complied in the death investigation of Rebecca Zahau were released to Fox 5 Tuesday.
Zahau family attorney Anne Bremner disputes the San Diego Sheriff’s Department conclusion that Zahau committed suicide in July inside the Coronado Spreckels Mansion.
Bremner said she received most of the massive police report Monday. While she has not had a chance to review the entire file, Bremner found what she says are three important, new details.
First, only three people were processed and fingerprinted; Adam Shacknai, the brother of Zahau’s millionare boyfriend Jonah and the man who found her dead, Zahau’s 13-year-old sister, and Nina Romano, the twin sister of Jonah Shacknai’s ex-wife.
Bremner told Fox 5 the report cites witnesses who saw Romano at the mansion door the night Rebecca died. She is also the last person to text Zahau.
Second, Bremner said the police report shows when investigators spoke with Zahau, one day before she was found dead. Investigators said they weren’t concerned with her.
“They described her as not being depressed or blaming herself,” Bremner said. “Of course, being understandably upset about it, but not indicating she would take her own life.”
Also, Bremner said searches of Zahau’s computer turned up nothing on suicide or ropes. She tells Fox 5 “a lot of things weren’t analyzed” like black gloves and clumps of hair found inside the home.
However, Bremner added, “I’m not done with the whole file.”
A press conference is planned for later this week for Bremner to speak on the full police report. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is not commenting.