CRIME

Human Skull Found Near Hollywood Sign In Los Angeles

It's the second time in four years a skull has been found there.
For the second time in four years, a human skull has been found by hikers near Los Angeles' iconic Hollywood sign.
For the second time in four years, a human skull has been found by hikers near Los Angeles' iconic Hollywood sign.

A human skull was reportedly found near the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles on Saturday -- the second such find in four years.

Two hikers made the grim discovery while trekking through Griffith Park Saturday afternoon, police told the Los Angeles Times.

The skull is believed to be several years old and was found in a hard-to-reach area of Bronson Canyon. Detectives had to use rope to rappel about 100 yards to reach it, KABC reported.

No additional body parts were found, according to reports. A search is expected to continue Sunday with cadaver dogs.

In 2012, body parts were found in the same area of the 4,210-acre park, which is considered the largest municipal park in the U.S.

Those remains were later identified as belonging to 66-year-old Hervey Coronado Medellin.

Medellin's boyfriend, Gabriel Campos-Martinez, was convicted last fall of strangling him and dumping his body near the iconic sign. He was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

The Los Angeles Police Department referred requests for comment to the Coroner's Office, which could not immediately be reached.

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