Black Dahlia

From Bwtm

January 15, 1947 The body of 22-year-old Elizabeth Short, an unemployed cashier and waitress, was found cut in half and mutilated in an empty lot in the 3800 block of South Norton Avenue off Crenshaw Boulevard. Her body was drained of blood and her face was carved from ear to ear. She was nicknamed the Black Dahlia for her sheer, black clothing and bouffant, black hair. The case was never solved.


Has the Black Dahlia Murder Finally Been Solved? When a new book suggested a theory for who killed Elizabeth Short, more sources emerged – including the son of a cop who worked the case via @RollingStone

Black Dahlia murder: Son of ‘Gangster Squad’ cop says dad always suspected this guy of the grisly killing. December 20, 2019. When Piu Eatwell suggested a theory for who killed the Black Dahlia decades after her horrific death, there was one person who agreed with her: the son of a police officer who worked the case. Elizabeth Short showed up in Los Angeles in the 1940s with big dreams of becoming a movie star. However, the small-town girl would only achieve fame in death as the Black Dahlia. On Jan. 15, 1947, the 22-year-old’s naked corpse was found in a vacant lot. Short was scrubbed, cut in half and drained of blood. Eatwell’s theory? Leslie Duane Dillon, a one-time bellhop and former mortician’s assistant, was the monster behind the gruesome overkill. #FoxNews

I know who killed the Black Dahlia: my own father. Former Los Angeles police department detective Steve Hodel has spent the last 15 years cataloguing evidence that his dad killed Elizabeth Short – and others.