Severed Feet Found in Hollywood Hills, Search for More Body Parts Continues
Not long before the search was called off in the Hollywood Hills for human remains possibly affiliated with the severed head found in the area Tuesday afternoon, two human feet were found.
Authorities say one of the feet was in a bag, as the head had been, however they could not say if the other foot was as well, notes City News Service.
Earlier on Wednesday, two severed human hands were also found in the hilly terrain adjacent to the hiking trail off Canyon Drive, south of the Hollywood Sign. One hand was found early in the morning by a cadaver dog in some bushes near where the head had been when it was uncovered by some dogs being walked by two women.
Officials with the Coroner's Office said they hoped they would be able to get fingerprints from the hands in order to establish the victim's identity. Early speculation singled out the victim as being a male in his 40s of Armenian descent, however his ethnicity has not been confirmed by the coroner or the Los Angeles Police Department.
"Police are looking through their missing persons files in hopes of making a connection, but so far, a match has not been found," notes ABC7.
Upon the discovery of the head, the LAPD considered the male a victim, and launched a homicide investigation. They believe the victim was killed elsewhere then the parts discarded in Bronson Canyon Park.
According to L.A. Now, a few local residents "said the body parts must have been deposited in the park sometime between Tuesday morning and Tuesday afternoon."