The son of a former Hollywood agent has been apprehended on murder charges following the discovery of a dismembered torso inside a bag.


Samuel Haskell Jr., a 35-year-old, and the son of a prominent former Hollywood agent, has been arrested on charges of murder after the dismembered torso of a woman was discovered in a bag.

The bag, containing the remains of the female victim, was found in a dumpster in Encino, California. Currently, Haskell’s wife, Mei Haskell, and her parents are reported missing. The identity of the victim has not yet been confirmed by the coroner, but Haskell is being held in custody with bail set at $2 million.

Investigators are actively searching through Haskell’s residence in Tarzana, where he resided with his wife and her parents, Yanxiang Wang and Gaoshen Li. Law enforcement authorities have stated that they have uncovered evidence of a crime, including the presence of blood in the home.

The dismembered torso was reportedly discovered on a Wednesday by a homeless individual who was going through a dumpster in a strip mall. Haskell Jr. and Mei have three children, who are currently under the care of L.A.’s Department of Children and Family Services.

Haskell’s father, Sam Haskell Sr., is presently serving as the President of Magnolia Hill Productions, the company responsible for producing numerous Dolly Parton specials, such as “Dolly Parton’s Magic Mountain Christmas” and “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors.”

Sam Haskell Sr. enjoyed a successful career as an agent at the William Morris Agency. He retired from his role as an agent in 2005, after a 27-year career in which he represented notable figures like Dolly Parton, Whoopi Goldberg, Ray Romano, George Clooney, Martin Short, Kirstie Alley, Tony Danza, Debbie Allen, Kathie Lee Gifford, and even King Charles’ younger brother, Prince Edward.

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