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A human head was found inside a bag on a hiking trail below the Hollywood sign on Tuesday afternoon, reports the L.A. Times. Los Angeles police detectives are said to be looking for additional body parts in the area.
According to a LAPD spokesperson, the human remains were found by a park ranger near the 3200 block of Canyon Drive around 3:45 p.m.
Authorities investigating Bronson Canyon Park are treating the case as a possible homicide.
UPDATE 5:51 p.m. LAPD confirmed with KPCC by phone that a "bodiless head" was discovered in a plastic bag by an individual walking a dog. The dog reportedly uncovered the bag while rooting around in a bush. The investigation is in the early stages. No additional information was given.
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24-year-old Jason Schumann and a 19-year-old Elizabeth Ibarra have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Francisco Rodriguez.
Los Angeles police announced the arrest of 24-year-old Jason Schumann and 19-year-old Elizabeth Ibarra — both on parole and with extensive criminal records — in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Francisco Javier Rodriguez, Jr. last week outside his home in Winnetka.
The former El Camino Real High School soccer player was described as "being on the right track in life," at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.
Officials credited witness accounts, community information, school police, district officials and tips via Crimestoppers in the suspect arrests.
Authorities are asking an anonomous tipster who provided a key piece of information to come forward and help solidify the investigation.
No motive was specified.
This photo provided by the Anaheim Police Department shows Itzcoatl Ocampo. The Orange County DA announced he plans to file four murder charges against Ocampo.
The Orange County district attorney announced the DA plans to file four murder charges with special circumstances lying in wait and use of a deadly weapon against Itzcoatl Ocamp, the 23-year-old Yorba Linda man accused in the serial slayings of four homeless men since Dec. 20.
Though the L.A. Times had reported Ocampo's family members said he had seemed mentally ill since he returned from the Iraq war, the DA said he didn't seem mentally ill to them.
"No indication whatsoever," that OC serial killing suspect was mentally ill, Dist. Atty says
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“This 23-year-old young man was a vicious killer, that he had in his mind a desire to kill people and that he followed through with that. And that he was a monster and that he was a terrible threat ... particularly to the homeless people in our county," said Orange County DA Tony Rackauckas, according to KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, who's at the presser.
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El Camino Real's goalkeeper Francisco Rodriguez was fatally shot last week in Winnetka. (Photo used with permission from the L.A. Daily News)
A LAPD spokesman confirmed two people are in custody in connection with the murder of high school soccer player Francisco Rodriguez. Details regarding the suspect arrests will be announced by officials at a news conference this afternoon.
The El Camino Real student was fatally shot in front of his Winnetka home last week in what police called a "targeted" killing. Witnesses initally reported a red-haired, teenage girl knocked on the door and lured the victim outside where he was shot four times.
The suspects' names have not yet been released. The news conference is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the LAPD Topanga Division.
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An appetizing shot inside a Pinkberry.
News broke last night that the co-founder of the Pinkberry yogurt chain was arrested at LAX on a warrant for assault with a deadly weapon.
Then the L.A. Times reported, that Young Lee is accused of chasing down a homeless man last June and beating him with a tire iron.
According to the AP, police spokesman Bruce Borihanh says 47-year-old Lee was arrested by a joint police and FBI fugitive task force Monday afternoon as he arrived at LAX on a flight from South Korea. He is in jail on $60,000 bail.
AP's call for comment to the Pinkberry headquarters in L.A. wasn't immediately returned.
Lee co-founded Pinkberry with Shelly Hwang in Los Angeles in 2005. It now has more than 150 franchised stores, though it has seen the closure of its original West Hollywood location.
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