18 Jan '12, 11pm

Severed head, hand found near iconic Hollywood sign

Severed head, hand found near iconic Hollywood sign

A Los Angeles Police helicopter searches an area near the Hollywood sign where dog walkers discovered an unidentified man's head on Tuesday in Los Angeles, California, Jan 18, 2012. -- PHOTO: REUTERS LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Police found a human hand on Wednesday near where a pair of dog walkers found a gruesome severed head, on a hiking trail leading up to the iconic Hollywood sign, a spokesman said. The hand was found after police sealed off the area overnight following the discovery of the head, reported to be that of a male in his 40s, on a trail in the Hollywood hills. Detectives believe the victim was killed elsewhere and his body parts dumped on the trail, which leads up through a canyon to the Hollywood sign, photographed by millions of tourists every year. Two female dog walkers made the gruesome find on Tuesday afternoon after noticing two of their dogs playing with a...

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