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In January 1947, the mutilated body of 22-year-old Elizabeth Short was discovered in Hollywood. The Massachusetts woman had traveled across the country in hopes of becoming a movie star. Her murder, dubbed the Black Dahlia, has been a mystery for the past 70-years, with many theories abounding as to why she was murdered and who could have possibly killed her.

British author Piu Eatwell has been doing some extensive research into the case and has published a new book on the grizzly murder in which she exposes her belief in who killed Short, cut her body in half, drained it of blood and scrubbed it clean.

(Fox News) – When Elizabeth Short showed up in Los Angeles during the 1940s, the small-town girl had big dreams of becoming a movie star. However, she would only achieve fame in death.

The 22-year-old’s naked corpse was found in a vacant lot on January 15, 1947. Short was scrubbed, cut in half and drained of blood.

The New England hopeful was viciously mutilated and a joker’s smile was carved on her face. Short would be nicknamed “The Black Dahlia” by the press after a 1946 film noir and her killing would spark all sorts of stories and theories that continue to frighten people decades later.

Short’s death became the subject of a 2006 film directed by Brian De Palma, starring Scarlett Johansson and Hilary Swank. It also inspired FX series “American Horror Story” in 2011, with Mena Suvari playing Short…

I’ve not read the book, but from what I’ve been able to glean from it and reports on her book, her theory makes perfect sense. She believes she not only knows who the killer was but that there was a cover up that prevented the killer from being charged with the murder.  It’s been so long, that it may be impossible to prove, but this seems to be the best and most logical theory so far.

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