• Milton man's death investigation re-opened after call girl arrested in Google exec's death


    ATLANTA, Ga. - WSB-TV has learned that Milton police are reopening the investigation of a man who once dated a high-priced call girl accused of injecting a Google executive with heroin and leaving him for dead.

    Alix Tichelman appeared in a California court Wednesday facing drug and manslaughter charges after police said she injected 51-year-old Forrest Hayes with heroin and then left him to die aboard his yacht in California.

    Milton police confirm they are in contact with police in Santa Cruz, California about the death of that Google executive.
    Milton police said Tichelman called police two months earlier to report that she found her boyfriend, Dean Riopelle, unconscious on the floor of his home.
    The Fulton County Medical Examiner confirms Riopelle died from an overdose of heroin, oxycodone and alcohol.
    Now police want to know what role, if any, Tichelman may have played in his death.
    "It's still conjecture looking at the similarities of the two situations, but obviously we're going to go back and look at it and make sure that everything determined to be correct, almost a year ago, is still factual and still accurate," said Capt. Shawn McCarty with the Milton Police Department.

    Tichelman was also arrested for biting Riopelle. Two weeks later, Riopelle died.

    Riopelle, who lived in Milton, owned the Masquerade, an Atlanta music venue.

    Petchenik will have more on this developing story starting on Channel 2 Action News at Noon. 

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