The head was inside a plastic bag and was found by two women police are investigating the case
The severed head of a man was found today inside a plastic bag off one of the trails that runs near the Hollywood sign, local media reported. Two women who were walking in this area of Hollywood found the severed head, close to 3200 Canyon Drive, who alerted authorities. At the scene where their dogs had stopped walking and started playing with the bag. They told NBC news and police Sgt Mitzi Fierro.
During this time the head had come out of the bag. “It seems to be fairly recent. There is little evidence of decomposition,” said Fierro, who confirmed that a search was immediately organized to find more body parts in the area.
Access to the path where the head was found was closed to the public and will be monitored by the police. It was unclear as to the identity of the victim, although the Los Angeles Times reports that it was a man of about 40 years old. The case was turned over to the Robbery-Homicide division of the police force of Los Angeles.
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