The gorgeous girlfriend of a millionaire pharmaceutical executive has been found dead in his San Diego mansion, hanging naked from a balcony with a rope around her neck and her hands and feet bound.
San Diego County sheriff's Capt. Tim Curran said Thursday that investigators have not determined if 32-year-old Rebecca Nalepa's mysterious death was a homicide or suicide.
Medicis CEO Jonah Shacknai owns the $12.7 million, 27-room beachfront mansion in Coronado, a swanky, exclusive island off the sun-drenched city.
Shacknai, 54, and Nalepa, a divorcee, had been dating for about two years.
The horror unfolded Wednesday when Shacknai's brother Adam discovered the woman's body hanging from the second-story outdoor balcony. He cut her down and called police.
The brother was staying in a guesthouse at the mansion. Jonah Shacknai was not at home at the time.
"This is a very bizarre death, there's no doubt about it," said Curran, who added autopsy results are pending.