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On January 15, 1947, a passerby (said to have been a child with mother; but in the move "Who Is the Black Dahlia", a grandfather and grandson) spotted the body of Elizabeth Short in a vacant lot near Hollywood. Various reports came into the LAPD, some people saying they first thought the body was a manequin.

    Graphic from Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia Murder; Amok Books, Spring 1998, ISBN 1-878923-10-2, $14.95 U.S. Used by permission.


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