Prostitute Accused Of Killing Google Executive With Heroin Injection Being Investigated For Another
Alix Tichelman, the alleged high-priced escort who is accused of administering a lethal dose of heroin to a former Google executive, was charged Wednesday with manslaughter, prostitution, and multiple drug counts.
Tichelman, 26, was arrested last week on charges related to the November 2013 death of 51-year-old Forrest Hayes.
Tichelman is suspected of meeting Hayes aboard his yacht, injecting him with heroin, and leaving after he passed out.
Hayes eventually died of an overdose, according to authorities.
Tichelman and Hayes reportedly met on SeekingArrangement.com.
The hook-up website says it “delivers a new way for relationships to form and grow. Sugar Babies and Sugar Daddies or Mommas both get what they want, when they want.”
According to her Facebook page, Tichelman is from Atlanta. She describes herself on Facebook as a stripper/exotic dancer, model, make-up artist, and hustler.
On Facebook, Tichelman posted frequently about death, drugs, guns, and the adult entertainment industry.
Hayes is survived by his wife and five children. On a memorial site, a co-worker described him as “one of the most intelligent individuals I ever had the pleasure of working with. More importantly he was also a great guy and just fun to be around.”
After identifying Tichelman in the video, police arrested her by luring her to a Santa Cruz hotel with the promise that a client would pay her more than $1,000 for sex.
She is being held on $1.5 million bail.
UPDATE — July 10, 1:30 p.m. ET:
Tichelman is being investigated for a second heroin death, police say.
The Milton, Ga. police department said Thursday that Alix Tichelman called 911 on September 6, 2013, to report that Dean Riopelle had overdosed on heroin, the Associated Press reports.
Riopelle later died and a medical examiner concluded that he did in fact die from a heroin overdose. Investigators are now taking a second look at his death to make sure they didn’t miss anything.
Alix Tichelman confers with public defender Diane August during her arraignment in Santa Cruz Superior Court on Wednesday.
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