Black Dahlia Biography
Birthday: July 29, 1924 (Leo)
Born In: Hyde Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Black Dahlia is the nickname given by the press to Elizabeth Short, after she was brutally murdered and her naked body was discovered, separated in two parts from the waist, in a vacant lot in Leimert Park, Los Angeles in early 1947. She had a difficult childhood due to her father’s disappearance when she was very young. After reuniting with her father after a gap of 12 years things did not improve due to which she moved out to live on her own. She had several boyfriends and had to work as a waitress to make ends meet. There are also rumors that she worked as a prostitute due to which the murder has been labelled as a sex related crime. Elizabeth Short had aspirations to become a movie star but did not get a chance to fulfil her dream. After her death the editor of Los Angeles Examiner received a phone call from a man claiming to be her killer and followed it up with a post that contained individual letters cut out and stuck to read ‘Here are Dahlia’s belongings’. The envelope contained her photographs and other documents. Over 150 suspects were questioned and many false confessions made in order to get the reward $ 10,000 for information about her killer. However, all leads ended in a dead end and nothing is known about her actual killer till today.