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Two feet discovered near severed head, hands in Hollywood Hills

A dog walker is seen in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles Jan. 17, 2012, after police responded to a report that a human head was discovered nearby. KCAL-TV

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A dog walker is seen in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles Jan. 17, 2012, after police responded to a report that a human head was discovered nearby.
A dog walker is seen in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles Jan. 17, 2012, after police responded to a report that a human head was discovered nearby.
KCAL-TV
CBS/AP) HOLLYWOOD HILLS, Calif. - Authorities have discovered two severed feet in the same area where a human head and two hands were found near a hiking trail in the Hollywood Hills on Wednesday.

The victim has yet to be identified, but according to CBS Los Angeles, police believe the separate body parts belong to the same man. Officials say he is between 40-60 years old. They are checking missing persons reports for a possible match.

The head was discovered by dog walkers in Bronson Canyon on Tuesday afternoon, Los Angeles police said.

"One of the dogs ran into the brush and came out carrying a plastic grocery bag. As the dogs shook the plastic grocery bag the severed human head fell out of the bag and onto the ground." said Cmdr. Andrew Smith.

Police say they do not know how the man died but believe the murder did not take place in Bronson Canyon.

"We believe this body part was just deposited up here . . . probably within the past several days," Cmdr. Smith said.

Bronson Canyon and surrounding trails have been closed indefinitely due to the ongoing investigation.

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