Someone bought this front page of the Jan. 17, 1947, Los Angeles Examiner, with the story about the identification of Elizabeth Short, for $511.01. Not the entire paper. Just the front page. The seller was Timothy Hughes: Early and Rare Newspapers.
The story is illustrated with her mug shot from her arrest in Santa Barbara and one of her fingerprints, which was sent by wirephoto machine to the FBI. Notice the small box in the lower right-hand corner. That was a daily listing of the major crimes that occurred in Los Angeles.
The January 1947 issues of the Examiner used to be available on microfilm at the Los Angeles Public Library, but I have been told by several people that there’s a problem with those reels. Either they are badly damaged from heavy use or keep disappearing. I copied all of them in 1996, so it’s not a concern for me, but others aren’t so fortunate.