Black Dahlia: Leslie Dillon, Paul De River and the LAPD – Part 4

Feb. 24, 1949, Leslie Dillon
Feb. 24, 1949, Leslie Dillon
Feb. 24, 1949: Leslie Dillon files a claim against the city of Los Angeles for the LAPD’s massive screw-up in the Dahlia case. And yes, he collected.

 


Dear [redacted], a Comcast user from Spokane, Wash.

I’ll say it again: Leslie Dillon was in San Francisco when Elizabeth Short was killed, as investigators established beyond question through an exhaustive inquiry — and I mean exhaustive. Everything else is window dressing.

Executive summary on Piu Eatwell’s “Black Dahlia, Red Rose”: Brit writer stumbles into mass of disorganized documents and makes an elementary mistake, deciding that a suspect who was cleared in the 1940s was part of a massive conspiracy and coverup involving the police and “organized crime.”

The Black Dahlia: Leslie Dillon, Paul De River and the LAPD: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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One Response to Black Dahlia: Leslie Dillon, Paul De River and the LAPD – Part 4

  1. Eve says:

    Champing (“chomping?”) at the bit for your book.

    Like

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