Elizabeth Short photo, taken in October of 1946, part of the police investigation into her death. Online courtesy Steve Hodel (author of Black Dahlia Avenger).
She was a good girl.
She was a good girl!
Witnesses last saw Elizabeth Short, a beautiful 22-year-old woman, leaving the Biltmore Hotel at around 10:00 p.m. on January 9, 1947. She was not seen again until a passerby found her mutilated body one week later.
Where was Elizabeth during that week? Why has her still-unsolved murder fascinated people for nearly sixty years? Why are sections of the investigative record, usually made public, still sealed after so many decades?
And how did she get these injuries which the coroner noted, in the death certificate, as the immediate cause of her demise:
Hemorrhage and shock due to
concussions of the brain and
lacerations of the face.
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