San Diego police arrested Tony Danh, 38, in September
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man who allegedly killed his business partner last year and left his body to rot in the trunk returned to Las Vegas Wednesday to face 8 News Now investigators confirm murder charges.
Tony Danh, 38, was detained in September. 29 Murder of Amir Haggi in San Diego County. Haji was last seen alive in early June, police said. Police said Danh and Haggi were co-owners of a business.
On Wednesday, police checked Danh into the Clark County Detention Center.
On Aug. 19, police received a call to reports of a suspicious vehicle parked at the Budget Suites near Tropicana and Valley View Boulevards. As 8 News Now Investigators reported in August, Metro police investigating the suspicious vehicle noticed a foul smell coming from the trunk of the car.
Documents obtained Wednesday show officers were told the vehicle was linked to a missing persons report in Haggi, Arizona, and was registered in Danh, police said. Police have been told that Haji was last seen around June 5 or 6 in the Phoenix area.
While smelling the stench, detectives investigating the situation saw “black trash bags, rubber medical gloves and a bottle of ammonia” through the car window, the document said.
When police opened the trunk, they found “a badly decomposed human body, partially wrapped in garbage bags,” they said. Police said the body was “excessively decomposed” and could not determine the victim’s sex, race or injuries, prompting the Clark County Coroner’s Office to launch a further investigation.
The coroner later determined Haji died of two gunshot wounds to the head.
Danh is being held without bail due to the murder charge.