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Reed Saxon, Associated Press
Area resident Gene Gelfan walks his dog Diva past the closed park gates as search operations for more human body parts near an end in Bronson Canyon Park in the Griffith Park area of Los Angeles Thursday, Jan. 9, 2012. Police worked to identity a man whose body was found in parts over the past two days , first a head on Tuesday, then two hands and two feet on Wednesday. On Thursday, some 100 police officers and Police Academy recruits searched seven acres of brush in the Bronson Canyon wilderness park in Hollywood to see if they could find more body parts.

LOS ANGELES — The man whose dismembered head, hands and feet were found in a Hollywood park has been identified, Los Angeles officials said Friday, but they're not releasing his name.

Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman Ed Winter said police investigators have asked officials to withhold any information about the man, including his age or hometown, as they continue to hunt for his killer.

The head was found Tuesday in a plastic grocery bag by a dog walker near the towering Hollywood sign, and police searchers found the man's hands and feet during a two-day search that ended Thursday.

Police concluded that no other body parts had been dumped in the wilderness park.

The man is believed to have been killed elsewhere, police have said. Coroner's officials are trying to identify the man through fingerprints, dental records and DNA databases.

The dead man was between 40 and 60 years old. His head, found by a dog that was let off its leash, had been there a few days at most. Any longer and coyotes would have destroyed them, police said.

"If it had not been for the dog walker, we might never have found it," police Cmdr. Andrew Smith said Thursday.