Neighbors of Sam Haskell Jr have claimed he ‘seemed weird’ as they reacted to his arrest after a woman’s torso was found in a dumpster near his home.
Haskell Jr., 35, was arrested on Wednesday at a mall in Topanga, California, on suspicion or murder.
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His wife Mei Haskell, 37, is missing, and detectives are trying to work out whether the torso is hers. Her parents are also missing.
The arrest of Haskell Jr. – the son of a former top Hollywood agent and a former Miss Mississippi – has rocked their neighborhood in Tarzana, where the family lived in a $2.5 million, six bedroom, house.
Neighbor said he’s weird
One neighbor told ABC 7 News that she knew Mei Haskell, but her husband seemed strange.
‘The husband – something seemed so off,’ the woman said.
‘Something seemed so weird. I thought maybe he was sick, or something was wrong. All I said was, I kept saying to my family, something is wrong with him.’
The couple’s three children, aged 6, 8 and 12 – Samuel Bond Haskell V, James Donnelly Haskell, and William Kirkpatrick Haskell II – were found safe at school and are now with family.
Mei’s parents Gaoshan Li, 72, and YanXiang Wang, 64, who lived with the couple and their three children in Tarzana.
Police are now searching for them and their missing SUV – a white VW Tiguan. A white 2014 Nissan Pathfinder is also missing.