The victim of a most heinous crime, Elizabeth Short’s murder has remained unsolved. The grisly fashion in which she was murdered and mutilated and then presented by the killer added to the shock value of the crime. Eager to discover details about the girl's personal life, reporters of the story used disgusting tactics by calling Elizabeth's mother claiming she had won a beauty contest. Her story has lived on and was the basis for a number of books and film adaptations.
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