Neighbors of Sam Haskell Jr have claimed he ‘appeared bizarre’ as they reacted to his arrest after a girl’s torso was present in a dumpster close to his house.
Haskell Jr., 35, was arrested on Wednesday at a mall in Topanga, California, and has been charged with homicide. His spouse Mei Haskell, 37, is lacking, and detectives try to work out whether or not the torso is hers. Her dad and mom are additionally lacking.
The arrest of Haskell Jr. – the son of a former prime Hollywood agent and a former Miss Mississippi – has rocked their neighborhood in Tarzana, the place the household lived in a $2.5 million, six bed room, home.
One neighbor instructed ABC 7 Information that she knew Mei Haskell, however her husband appeared unusual.
‘The husband – one thing appeared so off,’ the lady stated. ‘One thing appeared so bizarre. I believed possibly he was sick, or one thing was improper. All I stated was, I saved saying to my household, one thing is improper with him.’
The couple’s three kids, aged 6, 8 and 12 – Samuel Bond Haskell V, James Donnelly Haskell, and William Kirkpatrick Haskell II – have been discovered protected in school and at the moment are with household.
Neighbors of Sam Haskell Jr have claimed he ‘appeared bizarre’ as they reacted to his arrest after a girl’s torso was present in a dumpster close to his house. He’s seen in 2013
Samuel Haskell Jr., 35, and his spouse Mei Haskell, 37, are pictured in images from his Instagram. He has been arrested and charged with homicide after a dismembered feminine torso was discovered, and linked to him. His spouse is lacking, as are her dad and mom
Mei Haskell (left), her mom YanXiang Wang, 64, and her father Gaoshan Li, 72, are all lacking
Police are seen looking the $2.5 million six bed room home the place the Haskells lived, with Mei’s dad and mom
A birds-eye view reveals Haskell’s yard which features a pool and a kids’s play set
Haskell’s house is now the main focus of an investigation as detectives work to seek out clues about what occurred after a girl’s torso was present in a dumpster
Mei’s dad and mom – who lived with the couple and their three kids in Tarzana – are additionally lacking. Police at the moment are trying to find her father Gaoshan Li, 72, and mom, YanXiang Wang, 64, and their lacking SUV – a white VW Tiguan.
Haskell Jr labored as a videographer and producer in Los Angeles, in line with his IMDB web page.
Based on his Twitter account, he has labored as an editor for stars similar to Machine Gun Kelly.
On Tuesday night, development employees known as the police after reporting seeing a useless physique in black baggage close to Henkell’s house, however by the point police arrived, the physique was gone.
Detective Efren Gutierrez with the LAPD instructed NBC4t: ‘When the officers responded, nothing was situated… There was no proof that allowed the officers to make entry into the house… The baggage that have been described have been now not exterior.’
Nevertheless, a homeless man then got here throughout the human torso in a dumpster in Encino, about 5 miles from Henkell’s house, and the bag containing the torso matched the outline the constructions employees had given.
Media was seen camped exterior the Tarzana residence after information broke of the previous Hollywood agent son’s arrest
The home is pictured with media on the road exterior it on Thursday
Sam Haskell Sr. is pictured in September 2017 at a Miss America press convention
Haskell Sr. is seen with Dolly Parton, who he represented for a few years
Henkell Jr was arrested on Wednesday after the development employees’ witness accounts and video proof from the scene of the torso’s discovery led police to his home.
On the house, police found blood proof of against the law, in line with officers.
‘Right here in the home, as soon as officers made entry, what was found was proof of against the law, together with some blood proof and different gadgets that I’m not going to offer at this level,’ Gutierrez stated.
A white 2014 Nissan Pathfinder can also be lacking.
Haskell Jr.’s father, Samuel Haskell Sr., was a high-profile agent with William Morris, whose shoppers included Dolly Parton, George Clooney, Whoopi Goldberg and King Charles’s brother, Prince Edward.
He retired from William Morris in 2005, and in 2009 printed a memoir entitled ‘Guarantees I Made My Mom’, which his publishers described as a ‘deeply private and spiritually-enriching story about residing a principled life in unprincipled instances.’
In 2012, the a number of Emmy-winner based Magnolia Hill Productions with Dolly Parton, and produces lots of her tv specials.
Haskell Sr. was CEO of the Miss America group from 2015-17, however resigned after he was discovered to have criticized a few of the contestants in non-public emails, ridiculing one for gaining weight and describing one other as promiscuous.
Haskell Sr. is pictured with Vanessa Williams, who was Miss America 1984, and have become head decide in 2016
Haskell Sr. is seen with Miss America contestants in 2017
Haskell Sr. is married to Mary Donnelly Haskell, his faculty sweetheart
Mary Donnelly Haskell was a former Miss Mississippi
The pair have have a daughter, Mary Lane, in addition to their son Sam IV
Prince Edward, the brother of King Charles, is pictured with Haskell Sr. – his agent on the time – and actor Martin Quick
Haskell Sr. (heart) is seen on the September 2021 Emmy Awards, successful excellent tv film for ‘Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Sq.’
Mary Haskell, Sam Sr.’s spouse and Sam Jr.’s mom, is pictured at an Oscars occasions.
Haskell Sr. is married to a former Miss Mississippi, Mary Donnelly Haskell, his faculty sweetheart, and the pair have a daughter, Mary Lane, in addition to their son Sam IV.
In his firm biography, Haskell Sr. says he’s ‘broadly generally known as ‘the great man in Hollywood’.’
He continues: ‘Haskell is revered for rising to the highest of a turbulent and infrequently conscienceless enterprise along with his character, integrity and value-system intact.
‘His status for honesty, integrity, loyalty and equity made him a constant pressure in a sea of inconsistency and somebody with whom actors, writers, administrators and different trade professionals have been desperate to work.’
Haskell Jr.’s social media present him to have a style for movie and digital media, with frequent postings of digicam set-ups and inventive portraits.
His spouse continuously posed for his Instagram photos, typically in extremely stylized, edgy images.
Haskell Jr. stays on the Van Nuys jail on a $2 million bond, and is subsequent in courtroom on November 13.
The Los Angeles County coroner’s workplace says it’s working with detectives to determine the feminine torso.
Haskell Jr. posted this photograph of his spouse Mei in January 2014
The torso was present in Encino, California, early on Wednesday morning following a name to police about human stays in a black plastic bag
The bag was discovered stuffed right into a duffel bag and tossed right into a dumpster (pictured) behind Ventura Boulevard and Rubio Avenue, close to a family-style restaurant, a hair salon and two banks
Haskell Jr.’s spouse, Mei Haskell (pictured), and her dad and mom Yanxiang Wang and Gaoshen Li are lacking, police stated. All three have been residing within the Tarzana house with the suspect