Black Dahlia

Timeline created by Ryan Stapp
In History
  • Robert "Red" Manley meets The Black Dahlia

    Robert "Red" Manley meets The Black Dahlia
    Robert Manley meets Elizabeth Short by giving her a ride from the San Diego bus station after several attempts to get her in his car she finally said yes
  • Elizabeth Short Murdered

    Elizabeth Short Murdered
  • Red drops off Elizabeth short at Motel

    Red drops off Elizabeth short at Motel
    Robert Manley was the last person to see Elizabeth Short alive
  • suspect George Hodel had sacks of concrete at his house

    suspect George Hodel had sacks of concrete at his house
    George Hodell had 50-pound sacks of concrete sent to his house for a remodeling and Hodell's son retired LAPD detective reports that there were similar bags found next to shorts body
  • Betty Bersinger finds Short

    Betty Bersinger finds Short
    Betty Bersinger ans her 3 year old daughter find Short dead at 10 A.M.
  • Jeanne French Murder

    Jeanne French Murder
    Jeane French was suspected to have been killed by the same person as Short "The Black Dahlia" due to the way they found the body oddly posed in a vacant lot and the initials "BD" written in red lipstick on her stomach. Hand writing analysis is inconclusive that it could have been Hodel's hand writing.
  • Tamar Hodel runs away from home

    Tamar Hodel runs away from home
    Tamar ran away and turned her father George into the police for trying to teach her oral sex at age 11 and giving her to his friends.
  • George Hodel went to the Philippines

    George Hodel went to the Philippines
    In 1950 George Hodel fled to the Philippines
  • Woman found Dead in the Philippines

    Woman found Dead in the Philippines
    In 1950, a woman was found dead in the same way that Elizabeth Short was killed. The body was found in a vacant lot half a mile from where Hodel was living.
  • LAPD bugs Hodel's house

    LAPD bugs Hodel's house
    They listened to hodel for forty days "Supposin' I did Kill The Black Dahlia? They couldn't prove it now. They can't talk to my secretary because she's dead" George Hodel. The LAPD also heard a woman screaming coming from the basement. LAPD heard Hodel saying "This is the best payoff I've seen between law enforcement agencies. I'd like to geta connection made in the DA's office".
  • Robert Manley suspicious death

    Robert Manley suspicious death
    Manley dies from an accidental fall in his apartment
  • George Hodel's Death

    George Hodel's Death
    In 1991, George Hodel passed away shortly after moving back from the Philippines.
  • bodies found at Hodels home

    bodies found at Hodels home
    his son reopened the case and took policemen with dogs, the dogs picked up the scent of human remains looking to be dead for 20-100 years.