January 10, 2024
Birch Bay, Washington
Five days from today, January 15, 2024, marks the 77th anniversary of the murder of Elizabeth Short.
Based on my now twenty-five-year investigation into that 1947 kidnap-torture-murder of twenty-four-year-old victim Elizabeth Short, known to the world as “The Black Dahlia” I here present the following “Timeline of Horror.” (This is an updated blog from the original which was presented on my blogsite in 2021-hence the existing “comments”.)
This chronology has been established from actual in-person witness interviews, official police and District Attorney reports and photographs as well as hard physical evidence linking the killer’s residence (the original crime scene) to the vacant lot where he posed the dead body some eight miles south of his residence.
The following details underscore WHY the murder of Elizabeth “Black Dahlia” Short became and remains to this day as Los Angeles’ most infamous whodunit. (Caution contains adult content and detailed crime scene descriptions.)
We begin with the last confirmed sighting of Elizabeth Short some eighteen hours before her body was found.
A TIMELINE OF HORROR