York’s mother, Sheriff’s deputy Deanna Esmaeel, was found dead in her California home Thursday morning.
The Sandlot star Marty York is in mourning after his mother, Sheriff’s deputy Deanna Esmaeel, was found dead in her California home. And now Esmaeel’s boyfriend, Daniel James Walter, is in custody suspected of her murder.
According to the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office, Walter was found Friday night in Curry County, Oregon, where he was apprehended by the Brookings Police Department. Law enforcement in Crescent City, California — about 20 miles south of the Oregon border — sent out a BOLO (Be On the Lookout) for Walter and his vehicle after Esmaeel’s body was discovered.
The circumstances surrounding Esmaeel’s death was not revealed, but the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office quickly named Walter the prime suspect. Police found his vehicle Friday afternoon before they apprehended him later that night.
After news of his mom’s shocking death made headlines, York took to Instagram and pleaded with the public to help law enforcement locate Walter. York shared a photo of him with his mom as well as the sheriff’s bulletin.