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Saturday, 12 December 2015

SATURDAY DIGEST: World's Greatest Unsolved Mysteries (Day 23)

Hello Lovelies, how are you doing today and bet you're enjoying the weekend. Sorry for bringing you today's edition of SATURDAY DIGEST a little late, I have been out all day OWAMBE THINGS. Today the mysterious death of Elizabeth Short, who was nicknamed 'The Black Dahlia' joins our long-list of Worild's greatest unsolved mysteries at number 23.

Elizabeth Short, (Born July 29, 1924 – Died January 15, 1947), was an American woman who was the victim of a much-publicized murder in 1947. Short acquired the moniker posthumously from newspapers in the habit of nicknaming crimes they found particularly lurid. The "Black Dahlia" nickname may have been derived from a film noir murder mystery, The Blue Dahlia, released in April, 1946. Short was found mutilated, her body sliced in half at the waist, on January 15, 1947, in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California. Short's unsolved murder has been the source of widespread speculation, leading to many suspects, along with several books, television and film adaptations of the story. Short's murder is one of the oldest unsolved murder cases in Los Angeles history. (GRAPHIC IMAGE BELOW)

 On the morning of January 15, 1947 a local resident walking her dog discovered the nude body of Elizabeth Short in two pieces on a vacant lot at about 10:00am and rushed to use a neighbours telephone to call the police.
Everyone was shocked to find the her body was completely sever at the waist and drained entirely of blood. It was also discovered that the body had been washed by the killer.

Short's face had been slashed from the corners of her mouth to her ears, creating an effect called the Glasgow smile. Short also had multiple cuts on her thigh and breasts, where entire portions of flesh had been sliced away. The lower half of her body was positioned a foot away from the upper, and her intestines had been tucked neatly under her buttocks. The corpse had been "posed", with her hands over her head, her elbows bent at right angles, and her legs spread.Nearby, the detectives found a cement sack which contained droplets of watery blood. There was also a heel print on the ground amid the tire tracks.

Police and detectives tried so hard to crack the case but to no avail, Then on January 23, 1947, a person claiming to be the killer called the editor of the Los Angeles Examiner, expressing concern that news of the murder was tailing off and offering to mail items belonging to Short to the editor. The following day, a packet arrived at the Los Angeles newspaper containing Short's birth certificate, business cards, photographs, names written on pieces of paper, and an address book with the name Mark Hansen embossed on the cover. Hansen, an acquaintance at whose home she had stayed with friends, immediately became a suspect. One or more others would write more letters to the newspaper, signing them "the Black Dahlia Avenger", after the name given Short by the newspapers. On January 25, Short's handbag and one shoe were reported seen on top of a garbage can in an alley a short distance from Norton Avenue. They were finally located at the dump.

Short was buried at the Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, California.
The Black dahlia remain unsolved as 60 people confessed ro the murder during investigation by LAPD..the suspect were prunned down to 25 but till date no conclusive evidence as to who killed Elizabeth Short.

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