Black Dahlia part 3.5
"Black Dahlia" Murder Probed Cominuetl From Past One f jrivi'ii Miss Short by her boy lN for her striking dnrk beauty Mini p.-issinn fur dark clothes. Tlir- girl's f.-nlipr. Cleo Sliort. ^v;ts • found but s.-iiil lie had not seen lior j ' fih four ye:irs and could not nid the! : spreading sea roll for her maniacal ' slayer. . Mother Arrives • Her mother. Mrs.. Phoebe Short, arrived from Medfo\<I. Mass.. by I plane. Inn went mi to San Kraiu-iseo I ; in ruiifVr with a sister of the innr-j j dered sfirl, Mrs. Virjriuia "West, j i Herkeley. Mrs. Short said shei I would "do evrryihintf possible to see • j thai the fit-nil is caught." i i 1'cti'ctives turned their major nt-i ; tcntiiiii to San -Dieyo, (luestioninjr i her friends there for clues about tlie i-lnsive former marine. ' The handsome youth was seen! with tin- -Li-year-old former movie! extra in San Diesjo, a week! • befon- she WHS strung up nude and < tortured to death, prolialily by ai jealoiisly-nuiddened suitor. ' | Given Nickname j It was also at San Diego that '. police first came across her nirk-1 name, "Black Dahlin." which they learned was given her by friends be-' , cause of her passion for sheer black : dresses and her startling hlnck hair.' I Officers said that on .January S, the day Miss Short left San Diego,' she received n telegram from Hunt-, ington Park, near Los Augeles, reading: ', "Wait and I'll be down for you." Jt was signed "Hed." Alex (.'uii^tiiiHT. 4-i-year-old Hollywood hair stylist who said he dressed the murdered girl's hair and sometimes took her out. said she had told him she was afraid of the marine hut was afraid to turn down dates with him because he was so jealous. j Body Hacked ' Miss Short's hacked and severed! body, scrubbed clean and fitted together, was found in a lover's lane here Wednesday. ' Another hoy friend questioned in the Case was- former Army Flier •loseph (Jordon Klirkling. now employed by Twentieth Century Airlines, IJaieigh, X. C. Police said he, was not a suspect. j Described as lovely, innocent and shy in HM.'i when she first came to; California for her health, the black- haired beauty had changed to an adventures during three years of: gay living in four southern California cities.