Samuel Haskell Jr. was caught on camera dumping what could very well be the torso of a body that police found in Encino, CA on Wednesday… and TMZ has the video, which almost perfectly matches Haskell’s video with identical bags at his home.
We’ve obtained new footage showing Haskell pulling into an Encino parking lot late Tuesday afternoon in his white Tesla, casually parking near a dumpster and opening the back to grab a large, heavy garbage bag. Haskell struggles as he places it on his shoulder and then throws it in the trash.
We obtained two clips: one from a slightly closer angle, and another that captures the scene from slightly further away.
This is the same location, and apparently the same trash can, where a homeless person was sitting found a dismembered human torso in a strip mall parking lot early Wednesday.
Police swarmed the area and quickly arrested Haskell for murder. His wife Mei and her parents are all missing. It’s unclear whose torso it was… but we know it was a woman’s.
Here’s how the dots all connect. TMZ posted video earlier today, he showed Haskell at his home Tuesday afternoon as a few day laborers drove up and helped Haskell carry large garbage bags — apparently identical to the ones he later threw into a nearby truck.
One of the workers told NBC4 LA … Haskell told them there were rocks in the three bags, but they were suspicious because the contents were soft and squishy. They left, but drove around the block and decided to open a bag, in which they found body parts, including a belly button.
The workers returned to Haskell’s home a few minutes after they left, returned the bags, placed them in his driveway and refunded the money. They then went to the police.
This is crucial: Haskell then left his house in his Tesla around 4:22 p.m., and at 4:45 p.m. (when this new footage begins) … you see him drive up and drop a large garbage bag into the trash can. That tank is 9.5 kilometers from Haskell’s house, so the time is correct.
No word on where the other bags went.
Haskell is the son of a former powerful Hollywood agent, Samuel Haskell Sr. …which used to represent like Dolly Parton and a slew of other A-listers before retiring from WME in ’05.
He continues to work with Dolly on her TV specials, but has not yet commented on his son’s arrest. Haskell Jr. remains in police custody on $2 million bail.
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