Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hervey Medellin named as the Hollywood beheading victim

A man whose dismembered head, hands, and feet were found in a Hollywood park regularly hiked the area, a friend said.

Hervey Medellin, a 66-year-old retired airline worker enjoyed trekking the rugged, hillside park, which was near his Hollywood apartment.

According to his friend Vilma Aguilar, he met a new friend while hiking Griffith Park last year.

Police said they were working round the clock to hunt down the retiree's killer. Commander Andrew Smith said Friday: 'They did serve a search warrant last night. They are following clues, and the case is progressing.'

Medellin's head was found by two dog walkers earlier this week in the hills by the famed Hollywood sign.

Detectives questioned at least one man Thursday after serving a search warrant at Medellin’s apartment complex, towing a silver Honda from the building that evening, the Los Angeles Times reports. Read More