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High-priced escort from Folsom arrested for murder


An admitted high-priced escort is facing murder charges after being arrested by undercover officers.

Alix Tichleman, 26, of Folsom was arrested in Santa Cruz July 4 in connection with the death of 51-year-old Forest Hayes.

Santa Cruz police said Tichleman met Hayes at a Santa Cruz docked yacht the night of Nov. 23, 2013. Tichleman is suspected of injecting Hayes with heroin and leaving after he passed out and died. She was identified as a suspect when police learned she had an ongoing prostitution relationship with the victim.

Detectives said Tichleman met many of her clients on the website SeekingArrangement, where "sugar babies" can find their "sugar daddies" and vice versa.

During interviews with investigators, Tichleman boasted about having more than 200 client relationships.

High-priced escort from Folsom tied to another death


MILTON, Ga. -- The woman arrested in connection with a Google executive's overdose death has ties to a similar case in Georgia.

Alix Catherine Tichelman, 26, is charged with manslaughter in the November 2013 death of 51-year-old Forrest Timothy Hayes. Police said Tichelman supplied Hayes with heroin, then did not try to save his life when he overdosed and fell unconscious.


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According to police reports, Tichelman's former boyfriend in Georgia also died after suffering a drug overdose last fall.

Police need help finding hit-and-run suspect vehicle

Police need help finding hit-and-run suspect vehicle


Sacramento police need the public's help finding a suspect vehicle in an injury hit-and-run case.

A bicyclist, a woman in her 40s, was going south on the 6800 block of 24th Street around 4 a.m. on Sunday, July 15 when she was hit by a SUV. Police said she suffered serious injuries.

Through the investigation, detectives believe the SUV to be a 1996-2001 Ford Explorer or a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer. Police said it is a dark colored SUV and would have damage to the right front headlight area, with possible damage to the right front hood area.

Joan Jett Greets Fans at Farm Sanctuary Benefit

Joan Jett Greets Fans at Farm Sanctuary Benefit

Fans queued outside The Plum Café Friday afternoon to meet rock and roll mega-star Joan Jett.  Jett hosted a benefit for Farm Sanctuary, a leading farm animal protection and rescue organization in America. While there, guests and supporters were able to enjoy a vegetarian buffet, as well as a meet and greet with the legendary musician.

News 10 had a chance to speak with Jett about her involvement with Farm Sanctuary.

“I think what they do is good work— it’s a unique niche.” Jett discovered the Sanctuary while they were on a rescue mission. “There was terrible flooding on the Mississippi. I read about cattle being stranded on high ground and Farm Sanctuary sent trucks to pick all those animals up.”

Jett has had a long career in the music industry and continues to perform for die-hard fans from multiple generations. She calls the range of ages in her fans “beautiful”.

Ex- roommate speaks out on Folsom escort suspected in Google exec's death


The state of California is preparing to formally charge Alix Tichelman for a fatal heroin overdose. This comes as the state of Georgia is investigating the escort's connection to another heroin overdose.

For the first time, people who know Tichelman are speaking out about her past and are painting a pattern of self-destructive behavior.

Last week, Tichelman was arrested in connection with the heroin overdose death of Forest Hayes – a Google executive who was a client of the escort, according to police.

Tichelman's former housemate in San Francisco said she saw a pattern of drug abuse years ago. "She clearly was likely way gone in her addiction," Mariya Armario said.

Veil lifted on Folsom call girl held in Google executive's death


Alix Catherine Tichelman fancied herself a woman of many talents: model, makeup artist, writer, poet, hustler and exotic dancer.

Police say she deserves another moniker: murderess.

Prosecutors charged Tichelman, 26, of Atlanta, with manslaughter Wednesday for allegedly injecting high profile Google executive Forrest Tim Hayes with heroin and then standing by as he overdosed and died Nov. 23 on his 50-foot yacht, Escape, in the Santa Cruz, Calif., harbor.

High-priced escort from Folsom arrested for murder

Car dealer in hole-in-one dispute: 'It's in the hands of the lawyers'


One day after promising a quick resolution to a hole-in-one prize dispute, the general manager of Folsom Lake Kia said the matter was no longer under his control.

"It's complicated," Jon Peterson said during a brief conversation on the showroom floor of his dealership.

Folsom Lake Kia sponsored a hole-in-one challenge May 7 at an annual charity golf tournament benefiting the Eureka Schools Foundation (ESF), and for the first time in the event's history, a golfer won the prize.

Allan Ross, a Roseville chiropractor, made the shot on the par-3 third hole and believed he had won the $66,000 Kia K900 sedan that was parked at the tee.

Shortly after posing for pictures at the car with dealership owner Chuck Peterson and Chuck's son Jon, Ross was told that he had actually won a $25,000 gift certificate and not the luxury car on display.