CORONADO, CA - The public may have to wait a while before learning the details of the deaths of two people, in separate incidents, at a 27-room mansion in Coronado, Calif. about two weeks ago.
According to several reports, the autopsy results have been sealed.
Also, the death certificates have been released, but they do not provide any details about the deaths.
A team of 15 detectives is assigned to figure out what led to the deaths and the sealing of the autopsy results may help detectives maintain control of the investigation.
Six-year old Max Shacknai, the son of a pharmaceutical company executive died Sunday, almost a week after falling down the stairs at his father's historic mansion -- the same house where his father's girlfriend was found dead hanging nude from a balcony two days later.
Shacknai’s live-in girlfriend, 32-year-old Rebecca Zahau, was found with her hands tied together behind her back.
Police said the young boy fell down the main staircase of the family's Coronado Island mansion in what appeared to be a tragic accident.
Shacknai, who is the CEO of Medicis Pharmaceuticals, was at the hospital with his ex-wife at Max’s bedside while doctors arranged to have his organs donated.
According to reports, the boy’s organs went to three people.
The boy’s father was not home at the time of the incident. Instead, Max was in the care of Rebecca Zahau.
Zahau was found dead by Shacknai's brother Adam, who was staying in the guest house. Police have not yet determined if Zahau’s death was a murder or suicide.
According to published reports, investigators have asked toxicology reports in the autopsies be expedited to help in the investigation.
Those results could be complete this week.
Zahau’s family members, according to media reports, said Zahau was not depressed and did not believe she killed herself.
Sheriff's Captain Tim Curran has called the death "very bizarre."
Sheriff's investigators have not established any connection between the two deaths, and have not made any arrests.
Shaknai owns a home in Paradise Valley. Nobody appeared to be at that home when ABC15 went to find out if he wished to comment on the investigation.
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