(CORONADO, Calif.) -- The lawyer representing the family of Rebecca Zahau, the dead woman found bound, naked and hanging from her boyfriend's mansion in Coronado, Calif., is working with a literary agent and may commission a true crime author to write a book about the case.
The news comes days after lawyer Anne Bremner confirmed that Zahau's family had exhumed her body and would be appearing on Dr. Phil in November to discuss a second autopsy, which was conducted by renown forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht.
Jonah Shacknai, Zahau's boyfriend and owner of the Coronado mansion, declined to comment through his spokesman, Terry Fahn. Shacknai has kept a low profile since Zahau's death, which came two days after his 6-year-old son Max toppled over a balcony railing at the top of a staircase at the mansion. He died from injuries he suffered later that week.
ABC News affiliate KGTV reported Tuesday that Shacknai has sold the historic mansion to "an unidentified group of investors at an undisclosed sale price."
Bremner has a history of adapting her high profile cases into books, TV appearances, and most recently, a movie. And Zahau's death, which sparked lurid headlines,"doesn't pass the smell test" according to Bremner.
Zahau's body was found bound and gagged with her hands tied behind her back hanging from a mansion balcony. Her death was ruled a suicide by the San Diego Sheriff's Department, and Max's death was ruled an accident.
Zahau's family, however, doesn't believe she killed herself, and hired Bremner to spearhead efforts to get the investigation reopened.
The family and Bremner have established two websites about Rebecca Zahau, one of which solicits donations and is overseen by Sharlene Martin, a literary manager from Martin Literary Management in Seattle.
Martin told ABC News there is no Zahau book currently in the works, but if there was her agency would handle it.
Ann Rule, the author of 32 non-fiction books about homicide and other crimes, told ABC News that she recently met with Bremner and during dinner they discussed the possibility of writing a book about the Zahaus.
Rule, who said she has been a close friend of Bremner for 25 years, noted Martin's involvement in the family website "seems really odd" and that she's "never heard of such a thing."
The probability of writing a book about the Zahaus, however, is about "50/50 -- if charges were brought," she said. "It's a difficult thing because the little boy's father is very, very wealthy so for legal reasons it's kind of a mine field."
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