photo shows the distance of the upper torso from the lower torso, reportedly in the position
investigators found Elizabeth Short's body. Notice the possibility
of light casting through the lower torso.
photo to the right gives a more descriptive view of the severing of the body.
Graphics 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.