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Man Accused of Murder After Body Found in Car Trunk Extradited to Las Vegas

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, January 19, 2023 11:09 am

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (702 Times, NV Globe) – Las Vegas has received the extradition of the man accused of murder in connection with a corpse discovered in a car’s trunk last summer.

According to inmate records, Tony Danh, 38, was arrested on suspicion of open murder on Wednesday and sent to the Clark County Detention Center.

On August 19, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, a corpse was discovered in the trunk of a vehicle parked at the Budget Suites on Tropicana Avenue. Danh was then detained in California.

Amir Haggi was the victim, according to the Clark County Coroner’s office, and he passed away from head wounds from gunshots. Haggi had been missing since leaving Arizona and had last been seen on June 5 or 6.

On September 29, a criminal apprehension team apprehended Danh in San Diego County after being identified as a suspect, according to LVMPD.

Police discovered black garbage bags containing men’s clothing in the car’s trunk, according to a warrant for Danh’s arrest. A “DANH” barcode sticker was placed on the waistband of a pair of jeans.

In the front of the vehicle, police also discovered an Aug. 16-dated Walmart receipt from Southern California. Someone with Danh’s looks was seen purchasing things and leaving the business in the automobile on surveillance footage from the establishment.

When the detectives met with Phoenix Police, they discovered that Haggi and Danh, who was known to have a gambling problem, co-owned a firm. The warrant claims that just before Haggi vanished, Danh begged her for money.

Haggi was captured on camera talking on the phone and alone entering the lobby of an extended-stay hotel in Phoenix at at 7:50 p.m. at 5 June. He wasn’t seen alive again after that.

A BMW owned by Danh was hauled to the Budget Suites on Tropicana, and the towing request was traced to Danh, according to the warrant. Police discovered liquids on the ground that tested positive for blood after obtaining a search warrant to inspect Danh’s storage facility.

According to the police’s warrant, Danh kept the BMW with Haggi’s body inside the storage container for a number of days before having it transported to the Budget Suites. The police were looking into the BMW at the Budget Suites, so he leased an SUV and headed there. He then took a car and traveled to Mexico via the Tijuana border crossing.

It’s unknown how cops found him and apprehended him.

According to court documents, a no-bail warrant for Danh’s arrest was issued in August for open murder. On Thursday morning, he was supposed to make his debut.

Credits: News3LV

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