December 11, 2023

By Christina Maxouris | CNN

The son of a Hollywood agent is predicted in a Los Angeles courtroom Monday morning after a part of a girl’s physique was present in a dumpster and led authorities to the house the suspect lived in together with his spouse and in-laws – all three of whom are lacking.

The chilling discover got here simply earlier than dawn Wednesday morning. An individual wanting by way of dumpster bins behind a busy highway discovered a bag, and inside it, a lady’s torso, authorities mentioned.

The suspect, 35-year-old Samuel Haskell, was arrested hours afterward suspicion of homicide. Haskell remained in custody as of Sunday night time.

Whereas identification of the dismembered physique half is pending, one police official mentioned it’s believed to be the suspect’s spouse, 37-year-old Mei Li Haskell. Her mother and father, 71-year-old Gaoshan Li and 64-year-old Yanxiang Wang, additionally stay unaccounted for.

Right here’s what we all know.

Police discovered blood inside the house

Investigators on the scene the place an unidentified feminine torso was present in a dumpster.(KCBS/KCAL through CNN) 

Investigators who responded to the scene on Wednesday discovered data that led them to the suspect’s home within the West Valley space, the Los Angeles Police Division mentioned in a information launch. It’s unclear what data was discovered that led to the suspect.