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My story on the mysterious death of beautiful Rebecca Zahau begins on page 38. On the morning of July 13, 2011, Rebecca was found hanging by a noose from the second-story balcony of the Spreckels Mansion. Her body was nude, making the red rope wrapped around her neck, and binding her arms behind her back, and feet even more prominent. A blue t-shirt was wrapped around her neck and a gag placed harshly in her mouth. Rebecca’s death was ruled a suicide, but a jury in a wrongful death trial found it to be murder. Come with me inside the courtroom for this unforgettable case.
My story on the Jahi Turner murder trial begins on page 52. Jahi Turner was only two years old when he disappeared forever. Did he as the prosecution contends, die at the hands of his stepfather Tieray Jones, only to then be thrown away in the trash like garbage, never to be found? Or was Jahi accidentally injured and Tieray Jones failed to seek medical care, either through a conscious disregard or through negligence? Or could it be that Jahi was kidnapped from a park in broad daylight? These haunting questions were front and center in the murder trial of Tieray Jones, a cold case which took 14 years to charge. Will Jahi Turner ever be found, at last giving the answers to those who love him so and have waited for almost two decades for word?