Search For Body Parts Ends But LA Mystery Not Over

Published January 20, 2012 4:00PM (EST)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have reopened a Hollywood park where a severed head and other body parts were found but the hunt for the victim's identity and his killer continues.

Cmdr. Andrew Smith says Bronson Canyon has reopened Friday, a day after dozens of officers scoured seven acres of brush for body parts but found nothing. A dog walker found a man's head in a plastic bag there on Tuesday, and pairs of hands and feet were found by police on Wednesday.

Smith says it's believed the victim's torso was not dumped in the park and no other remains are there.

Meanwhile, there have been no arrests but Smith says detectives are plowing through dozens of leads. However, he won't discuss the evidence or say whether there are any suspects or persons of interest.

By Salon Staff

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