CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 21, 2003
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The lurid Black Dahlia murder mystery in California reviewed; details recalled about the mutilation murder of Elizabeth Short in 1947. ["Black Dahlia Avenger" author Steve HODEL- comments on the murder case; describes the state of Short's body after the murder; speculates on the likely crime scene in a Hollywood "house of horrors"; describes the murders carried out by his own father; shows pictures from his father's small photo album; quotes the tape recording in which his father mentioned the "Black Dahlia."] Photos shown of surgeon Dr. George Hodel, the former detective's father, who died in 1999. [Los Angeles assistant district attorney Steve KAY- says he concluded Hodel has enough circumstantial evidence for two murder cases, including the "Black Dahlia."] Other theories about the murder case noted.
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