Unsolved Murder of Elizabeth Short

Unsolved Murder of Elizabeth Short

Broadcast: 24th August 1950
Added: Sep 24 2013

Elizabeth Short, 22 years of age known as the Black Dahlia was found dead in a vacant lot in Los Angeles on Wednesday January 15th, 1947. The police believe that she had been held prisoner and tortured by a sadistic pervert for some time before death. No trace of her clothing had ever been found. As many as 23 people confessed to her murder but without collaborating evidence the case remained unsolved. 

The case was written by Sidney Marshall from information in the files of Los Angeles police department and was researched by Maurice Zimm.