Originally published July 19 2011
Dead body of woman found hanging from balcony of pharmaceutical company CEO's mansion
by Jonathan Benson, staff writer
(NaturalNews) The body of 32-year-old Rebecca Nalepa was recently found hanging dead off the balcony of the historic Spreckels mansion in Coronado, Calif., which is owned by Arizona based Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. CEO Jonah Shacknai.
The woman's hands were tied tightly behind her back, her feet were bound, and she was completely nude -- but officials say they have not been able to determine whether the incident is a homicide or a suicide.
Very little has been released about the case so far as authorities are apparently trying to figure out how to proceed with it. But it has been revealed that Nalepa was Jonah's girlfriend, and Jonah's brother, Adam, was the one who found the body. He allegedly called 911 on Wednesday after discovering it, as he was admittedly living in the guest house on the property.
"Because of the unique and bizarre circumstances of this incident, it has yet to be determined if this will become a criminal matter or remain as a death investigation," said San Diego County sheriff's Capt. Tim Curran in a statement.
Though it is technically possible, a victim found with tightly bound hands and feet, and who is completely nude hanging from a noose dead, most likely did not kill herself. Again, there have been cases where suicide victims tied their own hands prior to hanging themselves, but more often than not, such a scenario is indicative of foul play.
It remains to be seen how the case is handled, but the details that have already been revealed point to the possibility of a coverup in the works. Drug companies are powerful, as most NaturalNews readers know, and they hold a lot of sway over law enforcement and the government (think FDA drug approval process). Here is to hoping that a proper investigation will be conducted, and that justice will be served.
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