The Murder of the Hollywood Starlet A young hollywood starlet was brutally murdered in 1947 with no killer identified to this day. This is real case that still puzzles investigators today. The woman in question was named Elizabeth Short, but is more widely known as the “Black Dahlia.” She was given this nickname by the press because of the sheer, black clothing she tended to wear (“The Black Dahlia Murder - Read All about it in FBI Records.”). Her body was placed in an empty lot within the area of Los Angeles, California. The Black Dahlia murder has some questionable evidence concerning the victim’s whereabouts/the crime scene, the suspects that were ruled as innocent, and the most prominent suspects, Leslie Dillon and George Hodel. The Black …show more content…
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On December 23, 1981, Thomas Sophonow, a Canadian man, was wrongfully accused of murder. 16 year old Barbara Stoppel was ruthlessly killed at the washroom of her workplace. Unfortunately, eyewitnesses mistakenly chose Mr. Sophonow as being the murderer. Eye witnesses stated that a man, whose appearance was very similar to that of Thomas Sophonow, locked the door and made his way to the back of the shop where he was presumed to have strangled Barbara Stoppel to death. Furthermore, while Thomas Sophonow was in custody, he showed an undercover officer a door locking technique.
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Elizabeth Short ( born July 29th, 1924 -Jan 14-15 1947) also known as the black Dahlia was brutally murdered and found in a parking lot. In an article that discusses possibly who and where Elizabeth Short was brutally murdered, the author states that “ there were multiple suspects but not pinning one to the case. A local resident found the mutilated body of a young woman in a vacant lot on south Norton Avenue near L.A’s Leimert Park” (Pruitt). This quote shows… how Elizabeth's short body was discovered yet no one knows who did it.
In addition, his son, George Hodel, was going through his father's things after he passed away and found many things linking him to the case. He found photos tucked away that showed an eerie resemblance to Short, receipts for ten five-pound bags of concrete that is the same brand and size as the bags found near her body that is believed to be what the killer used to carry her body, and a transcript from the police questioning Hodel. The transcript reads, “Supposin’ I did kill the Black Dahlia. They couldn’t prove it now. They can’t talk to my secretary anymore because she’s dead,” (The Guardian.)
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