What a very ugly Hollywood crime story…
It began Wednesday when a lady’s physique elements had been present in a plastic bag by a dumpster in Encino, California. A homeless man was on the lookout for recyclables within the trash space of a strip mall close to Ventura Blvd when he got here throughout human stays. It turned out to be a lady’s torso, dismembered.
Police reviewed surveillance footage of the realm and rapidly tracked down each a sufferer and a suspect.
The suspect was a person named Sam Haskell. Sam is linked to some actual Hollywood energy — or at the very least he was. His father, Sam Haskell, Sr., was a HUGELY highly effective agent in his day, representing A-listers like George Clooney, Whoopi Goldberg, Ray Romano, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Dolly Parton. He additionally based Magnolia Hill Productions. He was a fairly large deal, however he’s retired now — he was pushed out in 2017 after some offensive emails got here to mild by which, amongst different issues, like mocking the load of 2013’s Miss America winner. So we don’t count on any weight to be thrown round to defend his son.
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Sam Jr. was arrested on the Westfield Topanga mall Wednesday morning round 11:30 am — on suspicion of the homicide of his spouse, Mei Haskell. As of this writing, he’s being held within the Van Nuys Jail on $2 million bail. LAPD investigators then entered his house and located extra:
“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 objects that I’m not going to supply at this level.”
However it will get worse. We all know, worse than murdering and chopping up his spouse? Properly… yeah. See, it’s greater than Mei lacking. Police can also’t discover her mom and father, Yanxiang Wang and Gaoshen Li, who additionally reside with the couple. LAPD Detective Efren Gutierrez defined in a press convention Wednesday night:
“The rationale we’re involved with their whereabouts is they’d usually be house throughout these hours… Makes an attempt have been made to contact them by mobile phone … no solutions. Identical with Mei, she is unaccounted for … makes an attempt have been made to name her cellphone [and] nonetheless no reply.”
Police are looking out for 2 lacking automobiles as properly, a white Volkswagen Tiguan with license plate 9ANC890 and a white 2014 Nissan Pathfinder with license plate 7FRM190.
Along with residing along with her mother and father, the Haskells additionally share three younger kids — who’ve now been positioned in Division of Kids and Household Companies custody as none of their shut relations may be discovered.
May Sam Haskell presumably have killed and scattered all of them?? His spouse and in-laws? Simply horrifying if true.
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