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Dog Walker Thought Severed Head Was A Movie Prop Or Soccer Ball

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Lauren Kornberg, the professional dog walker who discovered the severed head of a man while on a walk near the Hollywood sign, has been giving interviews to discuss the initial discovery that later led to finding two hands and two feet.

Kornberg said she had heard the rumors that people dump bodies in the Hollywood Hills. But she sounds like that was the last thing that she expected her dog to find on a walk with her mother. She saw the head roll 30 feet down into a ravine. First, she guessed the round object her dog found was a soccer ball, then a prop from a movie shoot and then finally a real-life head. She spoke with CBS Los Angeles:

“I looked over and it rolled down the hill and fell into a ravine. I thought it might have been a soccer ball. I turned to my mom and said it actually looked like a head, and so we thought it was maybe some sort of a movie prop. My mom was the brave one and she walked down into the ravine and got close and saw that there was eyes and blood in hair, and that it was, in fact, a human head.”

Kornberg told KPCC that discovering that severed head has ruined her walk. She is waiting for the publicity around the case to die down and to muster up the courage to get back on the trail: "Sometimes I have trails where I don't see a single person and I'm blissed out and it's just going to be so hard to get that picture and that image out of my head."