Cops swooped on a beach near Sir Paul McCartney's U.S. home on Sunday (22May11) after a headless body washed up on the shore.
The corpse, believed to be the latest victim of a serial killer terrorising the region, was found less than three miles (4.8 kilometres) from the Beatles legend's sprawling mansion in The Hamptons, New York.
Police divers searched the water for the missing head, while forensic teams scoured the sand for other clues to the identity of the body.
Cops are hunting for a serial killer who is believed to have killed 10 women in the state.