Del Norte County Sheriff Deputy Deanna Esmaeel, mother of “The Sandlot” star Marty York, was found dead at her home in Crescent City, California. Her death is being investigated as a homicide, and the suspect, identified as Daniel James Walter, is now in custody. York confirmed his mother’s death and expressed his emotions on social media.
Del Norte County Sheriff Deputy Deanna Esmaeel, mother of “The Sandlot” star Marty York, was tragically found dead at her home in Crescent City, California on Thursday. The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office announced her death on Facebook and revealed that it is being investigated as a homicide. Police identified the suspect as Daniel James Walter, who legally changed his name to Edward Patrick Davies. The department issued an alert and a nationwide manhunt was launched to find the suspect. However, the Sheriff’s Office provided an update on Friday evening, stating that Davies is now in custody.
Marty York confirmed the devastating news in a statement shared on Instagram. The 43-year-old actor expressed his emotions of rage, sadness, and vengeance over the loss of his mother. He urged anyone with information about the suspect to contact the authorities immediately.
York also took to Facebook to share his grief and frustration, posting a photo of himself with his mother and calling for justice. He pleaded for his mother to come back and vowed to find the person responsible for her death.
“The Sandlot” star is best known for his role as Alan “Yeah-Yeah” McClennan in the beloved 1993 movie. He has also appeared in various 1990s television series, including “Saved by the Bell: The College Years,” “Boy Meets World,” “Sliders,” and “Hey Arnold.” In recent years, York made a cameo appearance in the Showtime series “SMILF.”
The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office expressed their condolences to Deputy Esmaeel’s family, friends, and co-workers. Sheriff Scott issued a statement, expressing deep heartbreak over the loss.
As the investigation continues, the community mourns the loss of Deputy Esmaeel and rallies behind Marty York during this difficult time. Fox News Digital has reached out to York’s representative and the Sheriff’s Office for further comment..