Man convicted of murdering girlfriend, leaving body in dumpster

A California man from Orange County has been convicted of murder after killing his girlfriend and leaving her body in a dumpster. Amer Alhasan, 33, was found guilty of first-degree murder for the 2018 death of Tiyanie Ly, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Alhasan was apprehended at LAX airport while attempting to flee the country, just one day after Ly’s body was discovered. The tragic incident left Ly’s family devastated, as they remember her as a loving mother of three.

Tiyanie Ly, a 38-year-old resident of Santa Ana, was found dead in an alleyway dumpster by a man searching for recyclables. Her body had been concealed inside a suitcase-type bag and left behind an Anaheim residential complex. Detectives later identified Amer Alhasan, Ly’s boyfriend, as the prime suspect and charged him with murder on November 2, 2018. At the time, Ly’s loved ones had not reported her missing, but they grew concerned when she failed to return home from work.

Ly’s brother-in-law, Adam Margaros, revealed that she worked the night shift as an ultrasound technician but always made it a priority to drop her children off at school in the morning. The last time her family saw her was on the morning before her body was discovered. When she didn’t come home from work that night, they became worried. After seeing news reports about the grim discovery, they contacted the police to inquire if Ly was the victim. Margaros expressed the family’s anxiety, stating that the timing and location of the incident aligned with their worst fears.

Ly and her three children, aged 10, 8, and 4 at the time, lived with her parents. According to her family, Ly kept her personal life private, and they knew little about Alhasan. The family relied on Ly’s phone records to identify him, leading to his subsequent arrest. Alhasan was apprehended at the airport just as he was about to board a flight to Jordan. During his arrest, he was found with a significant amount of personal belongings. Police had received reports that he may have committed a sexual assault in Jordan before fleeing back to the United States.