69. Bettina Frolicking and Zak Sashaying in California

Jonah Shacknai and Rebecca Zahau.
 (Courtesy of family)
https://www.baltimoresun.com/sd-me-zahau-advance-20181207-story.html

6 year old Max Shacknai’s death was ruled a “terrible tragic accident”.
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/73531182/maxfield-aaron-shacknai

On July 13, 2011 Rebecca Zahau’s body was found naked, hands and feet tied and a shirt stuffed in her mouth. On the inside of the bedroom door, where she supposedly committed suicide, was written this cryptic message.
(Courtesy San Diego Sheriff’s Department)
https://abcnews.go.com/US/mysterious-death-rebecca-zahau-bizarre-case-stands-today/story?id=53425140

It took 8 years of constant hard work from Rebecca’s family, but finally a civil jury found, by a 9-3 vote, that Adam Shacknai was responsible for Rebecca’s death.
(Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-zahau-trial-settlement-20190206-story.html

Preston Castle was constructed in 1894 for the Preston School of Industry, a reform school for boys.
 https://prestoncastle.org/

The wards at the reform school learned many trades. Sewing their own clothes and making their own shoes were among those trades. https://sierranevadageotourism.org/entries/preston-castle/

The infirmary at Preston Castle today. One of the more “haunted” areas at the castle.
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/preston-castle

Korbel Champagne Cellars in Guerneville, California was established in 1882, and is said to have much paranormal activity. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korbel_Champagne_Cellars

SOURCES:

Zahau Family Wins Day in Court vs. Sheriff Gore, Seeking Proof of Murder – Times of San Diego

Death of Rebecca Zahau – Wikipedia

Adam Shacknai’s 911 Call After Rebecca Zahau’s Death Sparks Mystery | Crime News (oxygen.com)

Rebecca Zahau: Who Was She, What Happened Before She Died? | Crime News (oxygen.com)

Judge agrees to hear Zahau family’s bid to force case information from Sheriff’s Department – The San Diego Union-Tribune

“Rebecca Zahau : An ID Murder Mystery” … on Discovery+

Moms and Murder Podcast – Rebecca Zahau – Aug 29, 2017

https://www.kusi.com/reexamning-the-rebecca-zahau-case-a-decade-after-her-death/

https://vocal.media/horror/real-haunted-places-in-america-preston-castle

https://www.aetv.com/shows/the-lowe-files/exclusives/lowe-cation-preston-castle

https://www.ione-ca.com/things-to-do/preston-castle

https://www.travelchannel.com/shows/ghost-adventures/articles/preston-castles-haunted-history

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preston_School_of_Industry

https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2019/01/a-tour-of-haunted-california-wineries/

COCKTAIL: KORBEL SPARKLING WINE

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