Muslim Boyfriend Charged in Murder of Alyssa Lightstone
It was just more than a year ago that Alyssa Lightstone was mourning the loss of her sister Alexandra, who died of a fentanyl overdose on June 30, 2017.
A message on Alyssa's Facebook page, from a week after Alexandra's passing, reads: “There is no way to say goodbye to you, so I'll simply say see you on the other side love you always,” she wrote.
On July 21, 2018, Alyssa herself died.
A police source told yorkregion.com that prior to being shot in the head, Alyssa, 20, and her boyfriend, Ali Nadderi, 25, both of Richmond Hill, were at a small gathering of friends at 75 Huron Heights Dr., Newmarket, where they were drinking together.
Police later recovered the gun, according to that same source.
"It unexplainable and hard to imagine,” the source said about the crime. “People at the party were shocked and fearful, but they fully cooperated with us. If there’s a motive, we will find it."
Nadderi is also known by nicknames including "Pablo" and "Midnight" and he and Alyssa had been dating on and off 2 years, according to a friend of the couple.
Nadderi was involved in drug dealing, including cocaine, said the same friend, who did not want his name in the media.
Nadderi is not speaking with investigators, the police source said.
Nadderi, whose Facebook account is named Pablo Escko, possibly a nod to the notorious Columbian drug dealer Pablo Escobar, is alleged to have been seen running without a shirt near the scene of the murder.
He was arrested July 23 after he turned himself in to York Regional Police in Newmarket at 2:30 a.m.
Residents also said the door to the apartment building was badly damaged following the incident.