Hikers find skull near Hollywood sign in Los Angeles

A view of the Hollywood sign from a street in a residential section of Hollywood, California.

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  • The skull appears to be a few years old, authorities say
  • It was near where authorities discovered a decapitated head years ago

(CNN)Hikers found a human skull in rough terrain near the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, authorities said.

Los Angeles Police said a pair of hikers discovered it Saturday afternoon at a trail in Griffith Park near the famous sign, CNN affiliate KABC reported.
The skull appeared to be a few years old, according to park rangers.
An investigation is ongoing, Lt. John Shah of Northeast Community Police told CNN.
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The skull was close to where authorities discovered a decapitated head in 2012.
Gabriel Campos-Martinez was charged with murder in 2014 in relation to that case. He was found guilty last year.