Los Angeles police reported that hikers found what seems to be a human skull in Griffith Park. Lt. Ryan Schatz of the LAPD said the two hikers stumbled upon the skull around 2 p.m. about 400 feet from the Brush Canyon trail near the Hollywood sign. He said the skull appeared to be several years old.
Other body parts have not been found.
The search for more bones and body parts will continue today,Sunday and will include cadaver dogs.
Schatz said coroner and homicide investigators cordoned off the area. Investigators are still trying to determine how long the skull had been at the park or the person’s cause of death.
Covering 6 ½ square miles in the eastern Santa Monica Mountain range, Griffith Park is considered the largest municipal park in the United States.
The discovery of the skull comes three years after body parts belonging to Hervey Coronado Medellin were found in the Bronson Canyon area.
Medellin was a retired airline worker and last October his boyfriend was found guilty of strangling him to death.
Source: Associated Press