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Black Dahlia murders continue.......

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May 13, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 13, 1947

* Black Dahlia murders
* Elizabeth Short
* Hollywood - Los Angeles CA

This 52 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 22: "MOTHER OF 3 SLAIN NEAR LOS ANGELES", "Murder of Fifth of Kind in the Area This Year--Man Is Held in Previous Case" which tells of more similar murders taking place in Los Angeles, California shortly after Elizabeth Short's murder.

Also on the same page is a report of a man arrested who was considered a suspect in the "Black Dahlia" murder (see images).

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. Rag edition in great condition.

wikipedia notes: Joseph Dumais, a 29-year-old soldier stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey, confessed to the murder a few weeks after it occurred. Although this "breakthrough" was quickly dismissed by the original investigators, the Los Angeles press covered it enthusiastically until it was revealed that Dumais had been at Fort Dix at the time of the murder. Dumais was cleared of any involvement in the crime, although he continued to claim he killed Elizabeth Short each time he was arrested for various offenses, well into the 1950s.

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