Elizabeth Short

On patreon if you donate at the $25 dollar a month level you get to choose whatever true crime topic you would like and we will cover it on an episode.

This is our first Patreon donor episode! Jozett has been a donor from very early on in the podcast, so we are excited that we get to research and bring you this content. Jozett wanted us to cover the murder of Elizabeth Short, who is more commonly known as the Black Dahlia.

On the morning of January 15th, 1947 a woman was walking home with her young daughter in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. As the woman walked by an empty lot in a residential neighborhood, she was taken aback by what she thought was a broken mannequin lying the grass. Upon closer look, she realized that the mannequin lying in the grass was actually the body of a young woman.

The face had obvious signs of trauma, noticeably deep cuts on the sides of her mouth. Her body had been completely cut in half and drained of blood. The case immediately became highly publicized and has remained so as it went from an open murder investigation to a Los Angeles urban legend. Even though there was a long list of potential suspects, the case has never been solved.

We’re going to take you through what we know about Elizabeth Short, how she became the Black Dahlia, and the suspects in the case.

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