(LOS ANGELES) — Shortly after two severed hands were found in the Hollywood Hills where dog walkers discovered a head, police found two feet.
On a trail near the famed Hollywood sign, dog walkers first discovered a severed head Tuesday afternoon while hiking, authorities said.
“While the dogs were playing with it, at some point the object came out of the bag and they discovered it was a head. A severed head,” Los Angeles police Sgt. Mitzi Fierro told ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV.
Authorities said the head belonged to a male victim.
“The head appears to be rather new. There are not a lot of signs of decomposition yet,” Fierro told KABC.
It is believed the hands, feet and head may all belong to the same individual. With the help of specially trained cadaver dogs, police will continue to search for more body parts. They are still working to identify the victim.
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