Prostitute accused in death of Google exec linked to second death

07/11/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Georgia – A high-priced prostitute charged with manslaughter in the death of a Google executive has been linked to a second man’s death. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), police say they are re-examining the death of Atlanta businessman Dean Riopelle, 53, who has also been linked to Alix Tichelman, the 26-year-old prostitute charged in the death of Google exec Forrest Hayes. Tichelman is accused of leaving Hayes while he lay dying on a yacht from an overdose of heroin.

Riopelle also reportedly died from a heroin overdose two months prior. According to police, after Hayes’ death Tichelman searched online for ways to defend herself legally after giving a fatal dose of heroin. Charges were never filed against Tichelman in Riopelle’s case.

Milton police Capt. Shawn McCarty is quoted by the AP as stating, “Both subjects in these cases died of heroin overdoses so there’s just several factors we want to look at to make sure that we didn’t miss anything.”

Police say they have video footage from Hayes’ yacht that appears to show Tichelman preparing and injecting heroin into his arm before leaving the scene.

This report is provided by Justice News Flash – Georgia Legal News

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