The accused sex trafficker who is also a suspect in the murder of a Detroit chef will be in court on Friday for a preliminary hearing in the case.
Travun Baskerville, 27, is charged with the murder of 'Chef' Doug Calhoun. Calhoun's body found July 7th in a barrel in an abandoned home on Detroit's Greydale Street. He had been missing for several weeks before his body was discovered.
On Friday, he'll be in a Wayne County court for his preliminary hearing on the murder charges. FOX 2 plans to stream the hearing LIVE on FOX 2 News Now. CLICK HERE to watch.
According to police. Calhoun answered an ad on Backpage before he went missing. A then 16-year-old girl, who was apparently Baskerville's girlfriend, called Calhoun for a date. It's unsure if Calhoun knew her age.
Sources say after meeting the teen inside a home on Burgess Street that she and Baskerville shared, he and Baskerville began arguing over money.
Calhoun was shot several times in the torso and his body dumped for roughly over $50. Detroit police say Calhoun's phone records led them to the now 17-year-old and then, to Baskerville.
Chef Doug was last seen by a family member on May 31, 2017. A missing person report was filed two days later. On July 7, Calhoun's body was found at the vacant home on Gredale in Detroit.
The Medical Examiner positively identified Calhoun based on a tattoo on the body found inside the container.
Baskerville has been charged with first degree murder, human trafficking enterprise involving death, human trafficking of a minor for commercial sexual activity, child sexually abusive activity, possession of child sexually abusive material, possession of a firearm by a felon, and felony firearm.