All of you who believe that the murder of the Black Dahlia, a.k.a. Elizabeth Short, is still unsolved, please raise your hand. How many of you know who shot Lincoln? And finally, how many people know who killed John Kennedy?
These three unrelated assassins, but known, have gotten a follow-up of cynical and conspiracy theorists. Agreed, two of them have international implications while the third, the Black Dahlia, is best known in the United States because it relates to sensationalism at its highest splendour. There have been many mystery books written on the subject.
The folklore pushed the Black Dahlia to the state of Jack the Ripper and Lizzie Borden. But here are some interesting notes about the murder. Since it has not been prosecuted in court, we cannot condemn it now and most likely will never prosecute. And now that he is dead, he can continue as something more than the legend, but a part of the story. Here are some interesting facts:
The victim had blue eyes and brown hair and came from Massachusetts, not from California.
Elizabeth Short was not only killed, but dissected and mutilated having the mouth cut wide from both sides by someone with a detailed knowledge of the anatomy
The body was discovered in a land abandoned by a woman and her daughter.
She was not killed on the scene; His body was put there. The police believed the murder took place in a Franklin Avenue house. In Los Angeles.
Reporter Will Fowler and photographer Felix Paegel were the first to arrive on the scene in front of the police!
The Secretary of Dr. George Hodel, the alleged assassin, was writing a manuscript about him when he died suddenly and the manuscript disappeared.
The killer mocked the police with a series of notes written after the murder.
The reason why the murderer was never accused or indicted for crime, although the police had known who was shortly after the crime had taken place, had more to do with blackmail and corruption like anything else. The Doctor who was in charge of public health in Los Angeles County was Dr. George Hodel. The Venera disease was not only dangerous in the late ' 40 and early ' 50, but a taboo that few people could even talk about. Dr. Hodel treated some members of the police department and the judiciary who contracted venereal diseases. They feared that they would become public with their names if they had been indicted.
Shortly after the murders, and there were more than one, Dr. Hodel was involved in a sensational incest process that involved his 14-year-old daughter. He was acquitted of the accusations on Christmas Eve and left for the country where he remained for many years.
Her daughter gave birth to a girl who was immediately given in adoption to a black bath attendant in Reno, Nevada. Dr. Hodel maintained a distant contact with the new parent, maintaining the trait of his offspring while struggling in this double world.
The author began writing at a young age and published for the first time articles on sports and financial magazines. The recent publication of his first complete biographical novel has created a buzz in Hollywood for film rights. If you want to know more about this bizarre story and see photos of the alleged assassin visit