Hollywood Sign severed head case solved
In this Jan. 18, 2012 file photo, Los Angeles Police detectives work a crime scene where a severed human head was discovered off a trail in Griffith Park in Los Angeles. Los Angeles p michael kors olice said Monday, March 10, 2014, they’ve solved the case of the severed head and other body parts found two years ago near the Hollywood sign. They announced the arrest of Gabriel Campos Martinez, 38, for the 2012 murder of Hervey Coronado Medellin, 66, of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Al Seib, Pool, File)
This handout photo released by the Bear County, Texas, Sheriff shows Gabriel Campos Martinez. Los Angeles poli michael kors ce said Monday, March 10, 2014, they’ve solved the case of a severed head and other body parts found two years ago near the Hollywood sign. They announced the arrest of Gabriel Campos Martinez, 38, for the 2012 murder of Hervey Coronado Medellin, 66, of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Bear County Sheriff)
LOS ANGELES Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged michael kors a man with killing his live in boyfriend and dumping his severed head, hands and feet near the Hollywood sign two years ago.
Police announced the arrest of Gabriel Campos Martinez, 38, on suspicion of killing Hervey Coronado Medellin, 66, of Los Angeles.
Campos Martinez was charged Monday with one felony count of murder with malice aforethought in the slaying of Medellin, who had been dating Campos Martinez and was living with him at the time of his disappearance, Deputy District Attorney Bobby Grace said.
It wasn clear if Campos Martinez was represented by an attorney. San Antonio police said they didn know, Bexar County Sheriff officials said they don disclose that information, and a message with the San Antonio Central Magistrate Office was not returned.
A felony complaint alleges Medellin was killed on or around Dec. 27, 2011. A coroner report found that he had died of asphyxiation and ruled it a homicide.
Two women discovered Medellin head while walking dogs on a trail in Griffith Park on Jan. 17, 2012. One of the dogs, which was off its leash, had started to play with a plastic bag. When the dog shook the bag, the head fell out.
Campos Martinez had filed a missing persons report at Hollywood station the day prior to the gruesome Griffith Park discovery.
Medellin was a retired Mexicana Airlines ticket counter worker who had been living on a pension when he disappeared. His close friends had grown concerned after being unable to reach him for days and requested Los Angeles police conduct a welfare check at his apartment. After officers stopped by on Jan. 16, 2012, Campos Martinez made the missing persons report, Grace said.
The two men met in March 2011 and moved into an apartment together roughly six months before Medellin went missing, Grace said.
Campos Martinez moved to San Antonio later in 2012 to work for a catering company but remained in touch with detectives investigating the case, Grace said.
Campos Martinez inconsistent comments and suspicious statements turned the investigation focus onto michael kors him.
More than 120 police officers, firefighters and Los Angeles County sheriff deputies took part in a two day search of 7 acres of the park after Medellin head was discovered.