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Another Good Story Ruined – The Black Dahlia

January 10, 2011 |  9:41 am
It is deceptively difficult to write with any degree of accuracy about the Black Dahlia case. Here’s a recent example of a mangled account by Scott McCabe of the Washington Examiner:

On this day, Jan. 9, 1947, Elizabeth Short, anaspiring actress, disappeared, triggering a criminal investigation in which she was dubbed the "Black Dahlia."

--In fact, there was no investigation until her body was found. Short was so disconnected from society that nobody realized she had vanished. [And yes, bonus points for the typo.]

A week later, her body was discovered cut in half and mutilated in a Los Angeles parking lot.

--In fact, the body was discovered in a vacant lot.