LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Photos of a grisly human head found on a hiking trail in the Hollywood Hills are being offered for sale, but news outlets and blogs have been saying no thanks.
A massive search of Bronson Canyon Park ensued after two dog walkers found a man’s severed head in a plastic bag Tuesday afternoon. The next day, police found two hands and two feet in shallow graves in the same area.
Lauren Kornberg and her mother made the discovery when one of the dogs they were walking led them to the severed head. Kornberg said she flagged down a passersby to use his cell phone to call 911.
The photos being shopped around were presumably taken by that man, who is now asking $5,000 for the set of eight photos. In at least one of the photos, which does not depict the head, Kornberg is seen holding the leashes of her dogs, gesturing in one direction, and smiling.
Los Angeles police officials said they were aware the photos had been circulating and may speak to the owner of the cellphone about what was witnessed at the scene, according to the LA Times, but selling the pictures is not a crime.
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