There was no blood on her body and none of the ground where she had been left.The killer had washed her off before bringing her to the dump site.
The horrible nature of the case made it a top priority for the LAPD.
Captain John Donahoe assigned his senior detectives to the case, Detective Sergeant Harry Hansen and his partner, Finis Brown.
She was smart enough to know that looks werent everything and that to break into films, she had to know the right people.
So, she spent most her time trying to make new acquaintances that she could use to her advantage and to make sure that she was in the right nightspots and clubs.
Her hair was black and her skin pale, providing a striking contrast and a look that got her noticed, even in Hollywood, where good-looking dames were a dime a dozen.
Like all of the other pretty girls before and since, Elizabeth (who preferred the name Beth) came to Hollywood hoping to make it big in the movie business.The dead woman, it was noted, seemed to have been posed.She was lying on her back with her arms raised over her shoulders and her legs spread in an obscene imitation of seductiveness.She couldnt help but feel a little depressed as she looked out over the deserted area.Development had been halted here, thanks to the war, and the open lots had been left looking abandoned and eerie.With a sharp intake of breath and a stifled scream, she took her daughter away from the gruesome site and ran to a nearby house. The call was answered by Officers Frank Perkins and Will Fitzgerald, who arrived within minutes.