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Tuesday
Aug142012

Extreme Temperatures Send Rescuers to Hikers in Hollywood Hills

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Paramedics were called to meet a young group of hikers in southern California due to illness from extreme heat exposure.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department said the hike was not the best idea with temperatures in the Santa Monica Mountains soaring up to 103 degrees.

"But it apparently didn't deter a group of approximately 40 youths with a counselor who decided to go on a hike in the rugged Santa Monica Mountains not far from the landmark Hollywood sign," Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said Tuesday.

Humphrey said it was not clear what group the hikers were affiliated with, "but they apparently didn't take the fire department's warning about heat illness."

Though no one was seriously hurt, Humphrey said nearly 40 children suffered some, "mild to moderate effects of ill heat."

Tuesday marks the ninth day in row parts of Southern California are roasting at over 100 degrees.

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Wednesday
Jan182012

Police Find More Body Parts in Hollywood Hills

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Shortly after two severed hands were found in the Hollywood Hills where dog walkers discovered a head, police found two feet.

On a trail near the famed Hollywood sign, dog walkers first discovered a severed head Tuesday afternoon while hiking, authorities said.

“While the dogs were playing with it, at some point the object came out of the bag and they discovered it was a head.  A severed head,” Los Angeles police Sgt. Mitzi Fierro told ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV.

Authorities said the head belonged to a male victim.

“The head appears to be rather new.  There are not a lot of signs of decomposition yet,” Fierro told KABC.

It is believed the hands, feet and head may all belong to the same individual. With the help of specially trained cadaver dogs, police will continue to search for more body parts. They are still working to identify the victim.

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