A Georgia prostitute at the center of the investigation into a Google executive’s death may also be tied to another violent act against a man she dated in the metro Atlanta area.
At a California court, 26-year-old Alix Tichelman appeared in a red jumpsuit Wednesday facing drug and manslaughter charges.
Police, who call Tichelman a “high-end call girl,” said she injected 51-year-old Forrest Hayes with heroin and then left him to die aboard his yacht in California.
From surveillance video taken on the victim’s boat, he is seen suffering medical problems and lapsing into unconsciousness in the presence of Tichelman, who failed to assist him or call 911 for help, Clark said.
The suspect instead is seen on the video gathering up the heroin, needles and her other belongings while stepping over the man’s body several times. At one point, she stepped over the body to polish off a glass of wine, police said.
The wine glass proved to be her undoing as police tracked her to Folsom using finger prints found on that glass.
She then drew a window blind to shield the man’s body from view outside the boat.
Police later uncovered another death investigation in a different state involving Tichelman that involved similar circumstances and are continuing to look into that case, Clark said.
Santa Cruz detectives tracked Tichelman’s activities online during the investigation. Fearing that she might flee the area if she learned of their on-going probe, they lured her back to Santa Cruz by posing as a client offering more than $1,000 for sex at an upscale location.
She arrived at the arranged place and time on the Fourth of July and was arrested, Clark said.
At the time of her arrest, according to the court, she was in possession of heroin.