“Young L.A. Girl Slain; Body Slashed in Two” ― L.A.’s Every day Information
On Jan. 15, 1947, the stays of Elizabeth Brief had 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 either side. This, coupled with Brief’s darkish hair, truthful 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, aside from the sufferer’s uniquely nightmarish visage, is that the case stays unsolved after some 200 suspects had been interviewed and in the end launched, making it one in every of Hollywood’s most lurid legends.