The name will mean little to you, another starlet that fell off the screen. However, her monicker will wring a bell. Ms. Short was better known as The Black Dahlia, a brutal murder in 1947 Los Angeles. The murder was so brutal her body was cut in half.
There was a theory she was trying to blackmail a man, by saying she was pregnant. Her autopsy proved this to be untrue.
To cut a body in half, shows a real hatred of the person, and a determined mind. I know I couldn't do it. It also raises the questions, how was it done, and where?
One theory is the murderer was a butcher. or worked in an abattoir. If you see a butcher with a blood splattered apron, you would not take a second glance.
The murderer would require a secluded yard to drain the blood of his victim. This suggests a butcher/abattoir worker again.
Was this a message?
Despite the brutality of the murder, no attempt was made to conceal the victim's identity. Was the killer trying to send a message?