More Body Parts Found Near Hollywood Sign

Cops collect hands, feet
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 19, 2012 5:53 AM CST
Hollywood Sign: More Body Parts Found After Severed Head's Discovery
Mounted Los Angeles Police officers search the Bronson Canyon area of Griffith Park after a human head was discovered.   (AP Photo/Jason Redmond)

A day after dogs came upon a severed human head near the Hollywood sign, police have amassed several more body parts. Some 30 officers and dogs combed seven acres in a homicide probe yesterday, and a cadaver dog discovered two hands. Then, just before police called it a day, they found two feet. They still haven't identified the victim, but the hands look to be in good enough condition to yield fingerprints, police say.

Police think the killing may have taken place at some other location, with body parts later left at the Hollywood park. "We're hoping we can find more remains," said an officer: Wild animals, he said, may have dragged other body parts elsewhere. Meanwhile, locals, many of whom walk their dogs in the area, are making guesses as to what happened, the Los Angeles Times reports. "It's a real-life Sopranos situation," says a hiker. (Read more strange stuff stories.)

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