By Amber Goodhand - Radar Reporter
A male human head was found in a plastic bag on Tuesday afternoon near the Griffith Observatory in Hollywood and as the search for the body continues, RadarOnline.com has learned a severed hand has also been found.
"What we have is that we found a severed hand in the same vicinity as the head," Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson Cleon Joseph revealed on Wednesday.
Joseph tells RadarOnline.com several police officers are continuing their search.
According to authorities, two female hikers — walking nine dogs — discovered the head in the popular Hollywood Hills tourist area when their dogs alerted them to it.
"Two dogs were playing with it, and that's when the dog walkers looked closer and realized it was a human head," Karen Rayner of the LAPD said.
"As the dog shook the grocery bag…the head fell to the ground," Commander Andrew Smith said.
The women called park rangers immediately, and the rangers then called police.
There are reports that the head belongs to an Armenian male, with salt and pepper hair, believed to have been in his forties.
Police believe the severed head had not been at the site for a long time, because there was minimal decomposition and there were no animal bites on it.
The coroner's department is now in possession of the severed head and the crime scene is being guarded by police.
Stay with RadarOnline.com as the story develops…