TikTok Hollywood heir Sam Haskell emerges as suspect in headless torso case goes to court

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Sam Haskell IV, the 35-year-old Hollywood “#richkid” whose wife and husband are missing, is due in court Monday to face a judge after police found a woman’s headless torso in a nearby dumpster at his house last week.

Over the weekend, as Haskell mourned in a cell with Los Angeles courts closed for Veterans Day, posts from his quirky TikTok account drew new scrutiny as reporters picked apart his comments. about designer fashion, celebrities and Asian food.

Police arrested Haskell at a Canoga Park mall on Thursday, hours after he responded to a bank parking lot in Encino, where a homeless man tragically made the discovery while he finds trash.

Surveillance videos taken the previous evening show a thin man pull up in a white SUV and struggle to throw something into a bin in a crowded park in broad daylight.


Sam Haskell selfie in car

Sam Haskell’s TikTok account includes clips of himself talking about random things between “shouts” to random celebrities. Haskell was arrested last week in connection with the disappearance of his wife, Mei Haskell, and suspicion of murder. (Sam Haskell/TikTok)

Under the nicknames Tragic Streetz and Samuel Bassinger, he has posted a series of strange selfie videos on TikTok and short clips made to Facebook.

In one, while in the driver’s seat of an infamous SUV, he says, “Like, my resume says unhappy, bitter, boring, and very well ordered off the record. “

Another showed him filming his reflection in a window, apparently standing with music playing.

“What in the Luka Magnotta is this?” wrote one commenter, referring to the infamous killer caught in the Netflix docuseries “Don’t F— with Cats”.

A tipster told Fox News Digital on Friday that people found Haskell’s behavior in the parking lot suspicious and a passerby took pictures of the license plate and sent the number to police.

Mei Haskell standing on a wicker bench

Mei Haskell in a January 2014 photo shared with her husband Sam Haskell. Haskell was arrested this week in Los Angeles after police found a headless body, believed to be Mei’s, in a dumpster in Encino. (Sam Haskell/Instagram)

Police said they could not immediately identify the remains – but believed they belonged to Mei Haskell, the 37-year-old suspect’s wife, who has been missing for days . Her parents, Goashan Li, 72, and Yanxiang Wang, 64, lived with the couple and are also unaccounted for.

Authorities said the Haskells’ three young children were removed from their Tarzana home – which is now a crime scene – while the investigation continues.

Prosecutors had 48 hours after Haskell’s arrest to bring him before a judge. However, Los Angeles courts observed Veterans Day on Friday, which stopped the clock for the entire three-day weekend.

Outside the home where Mei Haskell lived with her parents and Samuel Haskell

A panoramic view of the home in Tarzana, Friday, November 10, 2023, where Sam Haskell Jr. lives with his wife, Mei Haskell, and her parents, Yanxiang Wang and Goashan Li. Haskell Jr. in custody after his wife’s torso was found in a nearby dumpster, while the search for her parents continues. (Fox News Digital)


Police visited Haskell’s home twice last week. The first time, a group of day laborers told them they were asked to remove suspicious bags that felt heavy and soggy. However, the responding officers found no evidence at the scene and were forced to leave.

They returned with a search warrant Thursday morning and found blood and other evidence inside, LAPD Detective Efren Gutierrez told reporters.

Haskell and inlaws in over the crime scene

Sam Haskell, the 35-year-old scion of a Hollywood family known for Christmas TV movies, is in a Los Angeles jail after police found a woman’s headless body in a dumpster. His wife and sisters are missing. (KTTV, Sam Haskell/Instagram, LAPD)

Haskell’s famous father was a longtime A-list talent agent who represented stars like Dolly Parton and George Clooney before becoming an Emmy-winning producer. He received four Emmy nominations and one win for working with Parton on “Christmas on the Square.”

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He was also the long-time CEO of the Miss America Organization, who later left in a scandal leaked emails it showed him disrespecting the old winners.

The Netflix premiere of Dolly Parton "Beaches of the heart"

From left to right, Sam Haskell, Mary Lane Haskell and Mary Donnelly-Haskell attend the Netflix Premiere of Dolly Parton’s “Heartstrings” on October 29, 2019 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Netflix)

A&E’s miniseries “Secrets of Miss America” ​​chronicled the father’s downfall in June, which included allegations of ruining the career prospects and romantic lives of pageant winners.

Meanwhile, the younger Haskell maintains an Instagram account where he frequently posts about The Hollywood Lifestyle under the hashtag #richkids.

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The Haskell suspect’s mother is former beauty queen and actress Mary Donnelly Haskell, Miss Mississippi in 1977.

Haskell was scheduled to be in court at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

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