SAN FRANCISCO—An immigration judge ordered a Northern California prostitute convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a Google executive to be deported back to Canada.

In a short statement, James Schwab, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Public Affairs Officer in San Francisco indicated that Alix Tichelman, 30, had been ordered to be deported by a judge on Thursday, April 6.

“Ms. Tichelman came into U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody after serving time for multiple criminal convictions, including involuntary manslaughter and a felony drug charge,” said Schwab.

“At that point, the agency placed her in removal proceedings. On April 6, an immigration judge held that Ms. Tichelman’s criminal convictions were grounds for removal and ordered her removed from the United States. Ms. Tichelman will remain in ICE custody pending final arrangements for her removal.”

Tichelman, who lived in Folsom, reportedly had dual citizenship in both Canada and the United States. In May 2015, Tichelman was sentenced to 6 years in jail for the overdose and death of Google executive Forrest Timothy Hayes on a luxury yacht moored in Santa Cruz Harbor.

Evidence at the suspect’s trail showed surveillance footage from the yacht with Tichelman gathering her belongings including heroin and needles, before stepping over the body of the 51-year-old to finish a glass of wine. She later lower a blind in order to conceal the body from view before leaving the boat.

She did not provide first aid or call 911; Hayes suffered medical complications and became unconscious during the overdose aboard the ‘Escape,’  his 50-foot yacht. His body was discovered the following morning by the boat’s captain.

Police reported that Tichelman met her clients through the website,, which claimed  its purpose was to connect wealthy men and women with attractive companions. According to reports, her clients included other Silicon Valley executives.

Tichelman was released from state prison on March 29, 2017 and immediately turned over to federal immigration officials.