HOLLYWOOD DISMEMBERED VICTIM ID-ed

Published on: January 21, 2012
Photography by: RadarOnline.com/Polaris
HOLLYWOOD DISMEMBERED VICTIM ID-ed

 

LAPD have released the name of the man whose head, feet and hands were found in Bronson Canyon this week.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the man has been identified as Hervey Medellin, a 66-year-old former Mexicana Airlines employee. Police have not identified any suspects in connection with the case.

The victim of the gruesome murder mystery reminiscent of the Black Dahlia case of 1947 has been identified, according to reports.

The head -- which was discovered in Bronson Canyon on Tuesday - finally has a name but the Los Angeles Police Department have not yet released it, reported TV station KCAL.

Detectives served a warrant on Thursday night at a Hollywood apartment as part of the investigation, and while no arrests were made, a car was towed from the property and neighbors were asked how often the trash was taken away.

One day after two dog walkers discovered the severed head of a man in a plastic bag -- police found two severed hands and feet not far away from where the head was found.

“I looked over and it rolled down the hill and fell into a ravine,” revealed Lauren Kornberg, one of the dog walkers who made the initial gory discovery.

 “I thought it might have been a soccer ball. I turned to my mom and said it actually looked like a head, and so we thought it was maybe some sort of a movie prop.

"My mom was the brave one and she walked down into the ravine and got close and saw that there was eyes and blood in hair, and that it was, in fact, a human head," she explained.

Detectives believe that the murder happened elsewhere and that the body parts were dumped in the park, which is a popular spot for hikers and tourists.

POP FYI: Bronson Canyon is a famed location for film and TV production-- the entrance to the 1966 TV series Batman’s Batcave is located there.