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Hollywood severed head discovery: LAPD continue the search for body parts

The famous Hollywood sign
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A story that began the way any one of a dozen procedural TV dramas could continues today as LAPD search for body parts that might belong to the head a hiker found on a Hollywood trail Tuesday afternoon.

Police suspended the search when darkness fell Tuesday night. The head was discovered by a hiker who became curious about a plastic bag two of the dogs she was walking began playing with. The head was in the bag.

This morning the L.A. Times reports police sources told it that "the head was believed to be that of an Armenian male in his 40s with salt-and-pepper hair."

Police said it did not appear the head had been there long, and LAist notes that several news reports described the head as "relatively fresh."