At approximately 2:20 a.m today, January 1, Coronado Police Department officers responded to a 911 call concerning shots fired inside a residence located at the 1000 block of Park Place, in the city of Coronado.
Officers and the fire department arrived within minutes and immediately found a male lying in the doorway of a residence and determined the victim was dead.
According to a press release; “Officers unsuccessfully attempted to make contact with anyone else inside the residence.” The Sheriff’s Department’s Special Enforcement Detail (S.E.D. – S.W.A.T.) was requested by officers at the scene in order to secure the residence.
Law enforcement also used a robot to explore the first floor while S.E.D. members searched the second and third floors of the crime scene. Once police officers entered the residence, they found two more deceased males as well as one dead female.
Once the crime scene was secured, Coronado Police handed over the investigation to the Sheriff’s Homicide Detail.
Lieutenant Larry Nesbit, of the San Diego Sheriff Department said that although it is early in the investigation, “we do not believe there are any outstanding suspects.”
Nesbit declined to provide any possible motives for the murder of the four victims.
However, investigators from the Coronado Police Department, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Homicide Detail, and Sheriff’s Crime Lab will continue to participate in the quadruple murder investigation.
Law enforcement also declined to release any victim’s information, and said the county Medical Examiner’s Office will determine their identities and approximate time of death.
Investigators said details on the quadruple murders are fluid and many leads still need to be verified. They cautioned residents in the sleepy seaside town to call law enforcement with any questions or information regarding the four murders.
The quadruple homicides come on the heels of the mysterious Spreckels Mansion deaths that rocked the quiet seaside community and grabbed national headlines last summer. The famous Coronado Mansion is owned by millionaire Jonah Shacknai, the CEO of Medicis Pharmaceuticals, a successful skincare company based in Arizona. The San Diego Sheriff’s Department determined that the death of six-year-old boy, Max Shacknai was an accident and that his father’s longtime girlfriend, Rebecca Zahau, committed a bizarre suicide after learning the boy may not survive his injuries. While the case remains closed by the San Diego Sheriff Department, Zahau’s family firmly believes Rebecca did not commit suicide and was a murder victim.
Anyone with information about these crimes is encouraged to call Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321/after hours at (858) 565-5200 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-TIPS (8477).
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