Severed hand found near head in Hollywood Hills

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A human hand was found Wednesday near where the severed head of a man was found on the hillside under the Hollywood sign.

Investigators combed the Hollywood Hills Wednesday after the head of a man was found by a pair of dog walkers on a popular hiking trail yesterday.

Los Angeles police shut down access to the area Tuesday after hikers reported finding the head near a trail. The search was suspended at night and dozens of detectives and coroners investigators resumed the search in a 7-acre area on Wednesday.

Police used a cadaver dog to find the hand, which was found , said LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith. Smith said police believe the body parts are from the same person, but it is unknown if investigators will be able to retrieve finger prints from the hand.

KFWB’s Pete Demetriou was at the scene of the search.



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