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Elizabeth Short

Murder victim Elizabeth Short

Profession: Murder victim

United States of America

Biography: Was the victim of a grotesque and much-publicized murder in 1947. Known as the "Black Dahlia".

Born: July 29, 1924
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo

Died: January 15, 1947 (aged 22)
Cause of Death: Murder

Historical Events

  • 1947-01-09 Elizabeth "Betty" Short, the Black Dahlia, is last seen alive.
  • 1947-01-15 The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short ("The Black Dahlia") found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California

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