Search continues for body parts in Hollywood

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human headsearch Search continues for body parts in Hollywood

Police on horseback search for more body parts in the Hollywood Hills after a human head, two hands and two feet were found. (Image Credit: Jason Redmond/AP Photo)


Police continued the search Thursday for more body parts after finding two severed hands, two feet and a head near a trail below the Hollywood sign.

The search resumed in the Bronson Canyon area in the Hollywood Hills after the severed head of a man was found near a hiking trail earlier in the week.

Los Angeles police shut down access to the area in the Hollywood Hills Tuesday after two women walking their dogs reported finding the head in a plastic bag near a popular hiking trail. The women said the dogs were playing with the bag when the head rolled out. The search was suspended at night and dozens of detectives and coroners investigators resumed looking for additional body parts in a 7-acre area on Wednesday.

Using cadaver dogs, investigators found the hand Wednesday near where the head was discovered,  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. The victim is believed to be a man, possibly of Armenian descent, between 40 to 60 years of age, police said.

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