this day in crime history: january 15, 1947

On this date in 1947, the mutilated remains of a young woman were found in Los Angeles. The woman would soon be identified as Elizabeth Short, an unemployed 22 year old, originally from Massachusetts. The news media would soon dub her the Black Dahlia. The LAPD conducted an exhaustive investigation, but the case remains unsolved.

Further reading:

The Black Dahlia Web Site

truTV – Black Dahlia

Wikipedia – Black Dahlia

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11 thoughts on “this day in crime history: january 15, 1947

  1. John D.:
    Thre has to be something authorities have overlooked…something “in plain sight” as it were.
    I would like to see this one solved.
    Be interesting to see what her parents had to say about closure (or the lack of it).

    Another good story.

    Stay safe out there.

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