By Steve Hodel
Greater than fifty years after what has been known as "the such a lot infamous unsolved homicide of the twentieth century," the case has eventually been solved. On January 15, 1947, the physique of lovely 22-year-old Elizabeth Short—dubbed the Black Dahlia due to her black garments and the dahlia she wore in her hair—was found on a vacant lot in downtown l. a., her physique surgically bisected, horribly mutilated, and posed as though for exhibit. Even the main hardened murder detectives have been surprised and sickened by means of the sadistic homicide. hence all started the most important manhunt in l. a. historical past. For weeks the killer taunted the police—and public—much as his notorious English counterpart Jack the Ripper had performed in London 60 years prior to, sending tantalizing notes, urging them to "catch me in case you can." And for weeks and months the LAPD got here up empty. fees of police ineptitude quickly gave approach to rumors of corruption and cover-up on the optimum degrees. in the meantime, a rash of lone ladies in l. a. have been brutally murdered, and their circumstances additionally remained mysteriously unsolved. may well the Black Dahlia Avenger be, actually, a serial killer stalking town streets?
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Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder by Steve Hodel