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BLACK DAHLIA

  • Los Angeles, California
  • January 15, 1947
  • VICTIMS: 1
  • Elizabeth Short (22)
  • SUSPECTS: 100+
  • Mark Hansen
  • Norman Chandler
  • Dr. Francis E. Sweeney
  • George Hill Hodel
  • Fred Sexton
  • Jack Anderson Wilson

UNSOLVED MURDER

On January 15, 1947 the body of Elizabeth Short was found in two pieces on a vacant lot in Los Angeles. Short’s body was drained of blood and severed at the waist. The face had been slashed from the corners of the mouth to the ears, creating the Glasgow smile. The Los Angeles Examiner famously sensationalized the case, naming her an adventurous Black Dahlia. Due to the notoriety of the investigation, more than 50 people have since confessed to the murder but none have been convicted. Short’s murder remains unsolved.

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