Chef Doug’s Suspected Killer Found Guilty

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DETROIT, MI – Travun Baskerville, the defendant charged in connection with the homicide of Douglas Calhoun (Chef Doug) and the human trafficking of a 17-year-old Detroit woman was found guilty today on multiple counts.

Today Travun Baskerville, 27-years-old, of Detroit, was found guilty by a jury of: Second Degree Murder, Human Trafficking Enterprise Involving Death, Human Trafficking of a Minor for Criminal Sexual Activity, Child Sexually Abusive Activity, Possession of Child Sexually Abusive Material, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felony Firearm.

Chef Doug was last seen by a relative on May 31st, 2017. Calhoun had been missing since the morning of June 1. He returned to his home about 3:30 a.m. that morning in the 3500 block of West Outer Drive in Detroit after a night out with his friends. He let them know by phone that he had made it home safely. That was the last known communication that he would have with others. A missing persons report was filed with the Sixth Police Precinct on June 2nd, 2017.

On July 7th, 2017, Chef Doug’s lifeless body was discovered, stuffed in a barrel, at a vacant dwelling in the 14600 block of Greydale Street in Detroit. The medical examiner determined he died from multiple gunshot wounds. On June 1st, 2017, it was alleged that Baskerville had been engaged in human trafficking a 17-year-old female.

On the same day, it was alleged that she phoned Calhoun and arranged a date with him at Baskerville’s home in the 14600 block of Burgess in Detroit. During the date, it was alleged that Calhoun and Baskerville had an argument that led to Baskerville fatally shooting Calhoun and subsequently remove his body to a vacant house on Greydale.

Baskerville had 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.

The sentencing is scheduled for August 7, 2018 before Judge Qiana Lillard.