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2nd autopsy done on San Diego hanging victim

October 29, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A new autopsy has been completed on the body of a woman who died at her boyfriend's San Diego-area mansion.

Relatives of Rebecca Zahau don't accept the medical examiner's conclusion that she committed suicide.

A Pennsylvania pathologist hired by the family said he will correlate his findings with the original autopsy report and police reports before releasing his findings. He expects that will take a week or so.

Zahau's naked and bound body was found in July at the Coronado mansion owned by Arizona pharmaceutical executive Jonah Shacknai.

Authorities said Zahau was upset over a fatal fall Shacknai's 6-year-old son Max suffered at the house two days earlier.

Shacknai is founder and chief executive of Medicis Pharmaceuticals Corp. and owner of the 27-room waterfront mansion. Zahau was his girlfriend of two years. Max was his son from a marriage that ended in divorce.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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