48 Hours investigates the double life of Forrest Hayes

By Elaine Aradillas
Updated January 23, 2015 07:00 PM
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New details surrounding the night Google executive Forrest Hayes died from a heroin overdose will be the focus of the news program 48 Hours on Saturday.

In July, Alix Tichelman, 27, was charged with first-degree murder, possession of narcotics and prostitution in connection Hayes’s death.

On Nov. 22, 2013, Tichelman was on a yacht with Hayes, a married father of five who worked at Google X, the company’s secret development department. Her ex-boyfriend told 48 Hours that he received a phone call following the party on Hayes’s 46-foot motor boat.

“She’s, you know, really frantic on the phone. She sounded very upset,” former boyfriend Chad Cornell tells the news program. “She talked about how her friends had started doing heroin and a bunch of hardcore drugs on the boat and made her uncomfortable. And that she had to leave.”

Video footage shows Tichelman leaving the boat after Hayes falls to the ground.

“He falls to the floor of the boat and at that point she gets up and the first thing she does is to start cleaning up her stuff,” Santa Cruz Deputy Police Chief Steve Clark told PEOPLE last year. “She steps over the body to grab a glass of wine. It’s the coldest thing I can think of.”

Tichelman remains in the Santa Cruz County Jail where she is being held on $1.5 million bond.