Samuel Haskell is suspected of murder, police say
A mother and her two parents are still missing days after her husband was arrested on suspicion of murder when a woman’s torso was found in a dumpster, the Los Angeles Police Department says in a press release.
Samuel Haskell, 35, was arrested Wednesday after a person looking through dumpster bins found a human torso in a plastic bag, police say. The torso has not yet been identified.
Detectives processing the scene found evidence that led them to the home where Haskell lived with his children along with his wife, Mei Li Haskell, 37, and her parents, Gaoshan Li, 71, and Yanxiang Wang, 64, the LAPD says.
Haskell’s children were found and are being cared for by relatives, police say, but Mei Li and her parents have still not been found.
Haskell is being held on $2,000,000 bail. It is not immediately clear if he has retained an attorney.
The LAPD is seeking the public’s help in locating the family members. Anyone with information can call the department’s Robbery-Homicide Division, Homicide Special Section, at 213-486-6890. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.
Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go to www.lacrimestoppers.org.
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