“Younger L.A. Woman Slain; Physique Slashed in Two” ― L.A.’s Each day Information
On Jan. 15, 1947, the stays of Elizabeth Brief have been present in a vacant lot in Los Angeles. What made this discovery the stuff of tabloid sensation, nevertheless, was the Glasgow smile left on the aspiring actress’ face ― made with 3-inch slashes on both sides. This, coupled with Brief’s darkish hair, honest complexion and status for sporting a dahlia in her hair, led her to be dubbed “The Black Dahlia” in headlines. What adopted was a media circus stuffed with rumors and hypothesis in regards to the 22-year-old’s checkered previous. What haunts theorists to today, other than the sufferer’s uniquely nightmarish visage, is that the case stays unsolved after some 200 suspects have been interviewed and in the end launched, making it considered one of Hollywood’s most lurid legends.