Black Dahlia: Can You Identify the Black Dahlia? Part 2


Here’s another photo comparison.

And be sure to take a good look.

Woman No. 1
Woman No. 1.


Woman No. 2

Woman No. 2.

Which woman in the above images is Elizabeth Short?

1. The woman on the left (Woman No. 1) is Elizabeth Short.
2. The woman on the right (Woman No. 2) is Elizabeth Short.
3. Both women are Elizabeth Short.
4. Neither woman is Elizabeth Short.

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13 Responses to Black Dahlia: Can You Identify the Black Dahlia? Part 2

  1. James Scott says:

    The woman on the right is Elisabeth Short. Not the one on the left which is one of Hodel’s whozits


  2. beachgal says:

    Woman #2 is Elizabeth Short


  3. Dan Nather says:

    I’m guessing that only woman #2 is Elizabeth Short.


  4. Sally Stark says:

    I STILL think they’re BOTH Elizabeth. I’m looking at their noses. A woman will pluck her eyebrows, dye her hair, change lipsticks and even shave her hairline….but why would two strangers have identical NOSES?


  5. Candy Cassell says:

    Woman number 2 is Beth Short. Woman number 1 is supposedly one of Dr. Hodel´s friends and not the Black Dahlia. Similar, but structures of their facial structures are different. Wrong lips, wrong forehead, wrong eyebrows, etc. I always wonder how many thousands of photos Hodel Jr. had to rummage through to find faces who approximated Beth Short´s features.


  6. James Scott says:

    I still say the chin is the giveaway.


  7. mandymarie20 says:

    Woman number 2


  8. Woman #2 is Elizabeth Short. I don’t know who woman #1 is but her chin, jawline, hairline, and brow-line are different than Ms. Short’s while her lips are fuller and nose looks a bit wider to me. George Hodel Jr. has been saying that the unknown lady in this photo and in your previous post are Elizabeth Short but I don’t think that they are. I don’t actually think Jane Doe #1 and Jane Doe #2 are the same lady. Also, I don’t think it’s a coincidence that both of the Does have their eyes closed in the photographs because Ms. Short has very distinct light colored [probably blue] eyes. I know this is going to sound unflattering, yet I can’t help but wonder if photos of Jane Does #1 and #2 with their eyes open were present in Dr. Hodel’s personal effects and those photos were removed from the collection.


  9. LC says:

    No doubt, still #2.


  10. Mary Mallory says:

    #2 is Short; nothing matches on #1: eyebrows, neck, mouth, nose, eyes. Too small nose, too much bridge between nose and brows, too small of a neck, mouth all wrong, eyes wrong size, face wrong shape, etc.


  11. beachgal says:

    Ok, time for the reveal – it’s been a week and no one has commented since the day you posted it –


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