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Has a British author finally solved America's most grisly murder?



Added 09-13-17 03:43:02am EST - “There's no doubt the beautiful, raven-haired young actress would have attracted attention as she arrived at the swanky Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles one cold day in January 1947.” - Foxnews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Foxnews.com: “Has a British author finally solved America's most grisly murder?”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Elizabeth Short  (AP)

There’s no doubt the beautiful, raven-haired young actress would have attracted attention as she arrived at the swanky Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles one cold day in January 1947.

But poignantly Elizabeth Short only realised true fame through her horrifying murder - which went on to become one of the most notorious unsolved cases in U.S. history.

On the morning of Jan. 15 that same year and one week after she was last seen alive at the Biltmore, the 22-year-old’s naked and mutilated body was discovered abandoned on a grassy verge in a lonely corner of L.A.

The case was quickly dubbed The Black Dahlia, a play on the title of film noir classic The Blue Dahlia starring Veronica Lake which had been released the previous year - and reference to Short’s jet-black hair, dark lacy clothes and mystery surrounding her short life.

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