America is reeling from the senselessly brutal death of Hollywood starlet, Elizabeth Short. Who was this woman who's life was cut short one January night?
Elizabeth Short was a 22 year old Boston, Massachusetts transplant to L.A. where she hoped to break into acting and turn around what had hereto been an unpleasant young life.
Short's family had a history of strange police cases. After the stock market crash of 1929 left her family without assets, her father Cleo parked his car on a bridge and vanished. Though suicide was suspected, no body was found and Mr. Short would later turn up quite alive in California.