The Black Dahlia – The Unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short

Mena Suvari Portraying Elizabeth Short in "American Horror Story"

Mena Suvari Portraying Elizabeth Short in “American Horror Story”

The Black Dahlia” was a nickname given to Elizabeth Short (July 29, 1924 – c. January 15, 1947), an American woman who was the victim of a gruesome and much-publicized murder.

Elizabeth, before and after.

Elizabeth, before and after.

Short acquired the moniker posthumously by newspapers in the habit of nicknaming crimes they found particularly lurid. Short was found mutilated, her body sliced in half at the waist, on January 15, 1947, in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California.

Bulletin asking for Elizabeth's whereabouts.

Bulletin asking for Elizabeth’s whereabouts.

Short’s unsolved murder has been the source of widespread speculation, leading to many suspects, along with several books and film adaptations of the story. Short’s murder is one of the oldest unsolved murder cases in Los Angeles history.


(Source: www.biography.com)

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