Agency Trying to Sell Pics of Severed Hollywood Head

$5K being asked for shots of woman posing with gruesome find
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2012 1:37 AM CST
Mounted LAPD officers search the Bronson Canyon area of Griffith Park.   (AP Photo/Jason Redmond)
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(Newser) – A photo agency that usually sells paparazzi shots is trying to sell photos of the severed head found near the Hollywood sign earlier this week. One of the dogwalkers who found the head posed for photos with it and is smiling in at least one of them, reports Gawker, which declined to pay the agency $5,000 for the pictures and, after calling around, found that RadarOnline, the Smoking Gun, and the New York Post weren't interested either.

The photo agency says the photos came from the cell phone of "a guy on the trail who had a phone—the lady didn't have a phone so she asked him to borrow his." Police say selling the photos isn't a crime, although they may speak to the phone's owner, the Los Angeles Times reports. Two hands and two feet were found by officers searching the area and police are investigating whether the grisly Hollywood finds are a match for a torso found near Tucson last week. (Read more Hollywood sign stories.)

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