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Black Dahlia murder suspect?...

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February 9, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 9, 1947

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

The top of page 51 has a one column heading: "GI Says It's Possible He Murdered 'Dahlia'" which reports of a man by the name of Joseph Dumais saying he dated Elizabeth Short around the time of her brutal murder. He was a serious binge drinker at the time and had several blackouts during his time out in Los Angeles.
Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 64 pages, nice 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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