22 Jan '12, 3am

US police identify victim whose severed head & body parts were found near iconic Hollywood sign

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Los Angeles police have identified the victim whose severed head and other parts were found near the world-famous Hollywood sign, the LA coroner's office said on Friday. As police claimed progress in the hunt for his killer, the dead man was named as 66-year-old Hervey Medellin, who was a former employee of Mexicana Airlines, according to the Los Angeles Times. Detectives have searched an apartment block near to Sunset Boulevard linked to the victim, it reported, but no arrests have so far been made over the gruesome find on a hiking trail leading up to the Hollywood sign. 'Detectives are continuing to make investigative progress on the case, and will release more details and developments when they can,' said Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) spokesman Richard French. Two female dogwalkers made the initial discovery on Tuesday after noticing one of t...

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