Los Angeles police hunt for clues after feet discovered near severed head
Thursday 19 January 2012
Los Angeles police were hunting for clues to determine the identity of a
man whose body was found in parts over the past two days — first a head
on Tuesday, then two hands and two feet on Wednesday — just miles from
the towering Hollywood sign.
Investigators were today searching a hiking trail in the Hollywood Hills for more body parts.
Authorities said the head came from a middle-aged man. Police believe all the body parts are from the same man but are trying to confirm that.
Dog walkers found a severed human head inside a plastic bag on Tuesday after two dogs they were walking began playing with an object. When they shook the plastic bag, a human head fell out onto the ground, according to police Cmdr. Andrew Smith.
The first hand was found as dozens of officers and homicide investigators combed the area. The second hand and both feet were found nearby Wednesday afternoon. No details were immediately available on their condition.
The man may have been killed elsewhere in recent days and his body dumped in the park, Smith said. Wild animals in the park may have other body parts, he said.
Smith noted that the area is well-traveled by both cars and hikers.
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