Body of San Diego hanging victim to be exhumed

SAN DIEGO (AP) - October 26, 2011

Relatives of Rebecca Zahau don't accept the medical examiner's conclusion that she committed suicide in July at the Coronado home.

The San Diego Union-Tribune (http://bit.ly/uiVIBr ) quotes a family statement as saying a public donation fund will pay for the exhumation and a second autopsy.

Zahau's naked and bound body was found in the mansion owned by her boyfriend, Jonah Shacknai, CEO of Medicis Pharmaceuticals Corp., an Arizona-based company.

Authorities say she killed herself because she was distraught over a fatal fall that Shacknai's 6-year-old son suffered at the house two days earlier.

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