According to court filings from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, a man is suspected of killing his business partner and concealing the body for weeks in the trunk of his car, even parking the vehicle at a storage facility as the body decayed.
Haggi was last seen on June 5, and on June 9 he was reported missing from Phoenix. Haggi’s body was found in the trunk of a BMW at a Budget Suites in Las Vegas, Nevada, at 3655 West Tropicana Avenue, on August 19, after a 911 caller reported smelling something terrible coming from the vehicle.
According to LVMPD, 37-year-old Tony Danh is suspected of killing Amir Haggi sometime in the first half of June. On September 29, Danh was detained in San Diego County.
Around 10:30 that morning, a tow truck with no licence plate dropped down a white BMW with an Arizona registration. Although registered to Danh with a Cerritos, California residence, the BMW was listed in Haggi’s missing person report.
According to the detectives, Haggi and Danh co-owned the company Elite360. According to authorities, Danh begged Haggi for money just before going missing since he was known to have a gambling problem. Employees of Haggi and Danh claimed they hadn’t heard from the couple since the first week of June and hadn’t received their salaries either.
Officers observed garbage bags, medical gloves, and a container of ammonia inside the car, which had untinted windows. Police discovered a “badly rotting human body” in the trunk that was partially wrapped in trash bags, according to court filings. The body, which was temporarily known as “Tropicana Road Doe,” was too decomposed, according to investigators, for them to instantly ascertain its gender, race, identity, or any injuries.
The “Tropicana Road Doe” was found to have a lot of physical resemblance to Haggi by the Clark County Coroner’s Office. On August 25, Haggi was positively recognised as the victim. Haggi died from two gunshot wounds to the head, according to the coroner’s office, and his death was classified as a homicide.
According to court documents, Danh contacted the NV Cars tow truck firm on August 19 and requested that they tow a car. Danh claimed that although he was transferring from an AirBNB where he was sleeping to the Budget Suites, his wife had misplaced the car key. The worker claimed that the car was emitting a bad smell, but Danh claimed that the garbage bags in the garage were to blame. According to the complaint, Danh asked to be dropped off at the Orleans Casino, and the tow truck driver complied. Then, as shown on surveillance, Danh was picked up by a Lyft driver and then dumped off at a rental vehicle company.
According to documents, about 2 p.m. on August 19 Danh returned to the Budget Suites where the BMW had been left, according to car tracking records and surveillance. Around 2:10 p.m. on that day, LVMPD officers started looking into the BMW at the same spot. Later that evening, the car was located in Mexico. According to records, Danh had also rented a Nissan SUV from the same business between June 7 and 9. Danh allegedly began leasing a storage space on June 7. According to the records, Danh had access to the apartment on June 8 between 11:17 and 3:18. Before the BMW was seen exiting the storage container on August 17 at 9:57 a.m., there was no other activity noted.
On August 29, LVMPD conducted an investigation into the vehicle and discovered semi-dried fluid accumulated on the floor, which was consistent with decomposition oozing from the trunk. Blood was also detected in the fluid, according to reports. On August 30, police issued a warrant for Danh’s arrest; however, it wasn’t until September 29 that he was apprehended in California.
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