Saturday, January 16, 2010

Black Dahlia Murder - Original Suspects

Original Suspects

Because of the complexity of the case, the original investigators treated every person who knew Elizabeth Short as a suspect who had to be eliminated. Hundreds of people were considered suspects and thousands were interviewed by police.

About 60 people confessed to the murder, mostly men but including a few women. However 22 people were considered to be viable suspects by the Los Angeles District Attorney.

The 22 District Attorney suspects

1. Carl Balsiger
2. C. Welsh
3. Sergeant “Chuck” (name unknown)
4. John D. Wade
5. Joe Scalis
6. James Nimmo
7. Maurice Clement
8. A Chicago police officer
9. Salvador Torres Vera
10. Dr George Hodel
11. Marvin Margolis
12. Glenn Wolf
13. Michael Anthony Otero
14. George Bacos
15. Francis Campbell
16. "Queer Woman Surgeon"
17. Dr Adam Fairall # Strip Club Owner
18. Dr Paul DeGaston
19. Dr A. E. Brix
20. Dr M. M. Schwartz
21. Dr Arthur McGinnis Faught
22. Dr Patrick S. O’Reilly
23. Mark Hansen
24. Jacob Fisk

-- wiki

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