Severed Head, Hands & Feet Case Might Be the Next Unsolved Hollywood Murder

hollywood signBody parts continue to add up in the case of the severed human head found near the Hollywood sign this week. Yesterday's gruesome discoveries? Two hands and two feet, scattered around the park where dog-walkers came upon the head in a plastic bag.

Still, the puzzle is far from complete. Police think the head belonged to a man somewhere between the ages of 40 and 60, but they're not sure. They also haven't been able to confirm whether or not the feet and hands came from the same body as the head. Or if the man was actually murdered in the park, as opposed to having been killed elsewhere.

It's only been a few days, so I'm hoping more details will emerge and the killer will be apprehended. Because as of now, it's looking like this brutal crime could end up becoming one of Hollywood's notorious unsolved murders.


I guess it makes sense that some of the most shocking, mystifying crimes ever would be committed in a town known for its overly dramatic (not to mention wealthy and well-connected) inhabitants. Will the Hollywood Sign Severed Head Murder join the ranks of these still-unsolved homicides?

The Black Dahlia Since aspiring starlet Elizabeth Short was killed in 1947, it's likely the identity of her killer will remain a mystery for all time. But because her body was so horrifically mutilated, we'll probably never stop wondering what monster of a human being was responsible for her death.

Peter Ivers A musician and New Wave pioneer whose friends and collaborators included David Lynch, John Belushi, and Harold Ramis, Ivers was found bludgeoned to death in bed at his Los Angeles apartment in 1983. He was 36 years old. No charges were ever made.

Ronni Chasen The Hollywood community was shocked when the beloved publicist was shot to death while driving home from the premiere of her film Burlesque in 2010. Her body was found slumped over in her car. Her killer remains at large.

Victims of the "Original" Night Stalker Before Richard Ramirez, the original Night Stalker racked up at least 10 murders and over 50 sexual assaults in late '70s/early '80s SoCal. Investigators are STILL trying to name the serial killer.

Do you think police will figure out who's behind the Hollywood Sign Severed Head Murder?


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