I began this feature by exploring every page, book and site about Elizabeth Short. Soon I realized that I had to flush and eliminate almost every word that was ever written about Miss. Short and her murder. This left me with a very limited pictorial biography. When I was finally able to view this particular post mortem photo long enough to see past the findings of the autopsy report, I felt as if I was actually there. This was a very painful moment for me, I began to sense in a strange way what Elizabeth might have gone through. I wept for Elizabeth for all that she suffered and endured. But I also felt shame for this country and all those persons who eagerly participated in defaming and slandering her. This to include the most recent film produced about her that had nothing to do with her life, her murder or death. It is so disheartening to me what has taken place for over sixty years in reference to Miss. Shorts life and death.
I spent weeks concentrating on each visible detail to her wounds in the post mortem images. Once I did this I saw many things that were noted in the biopsy but without explanation and or cause. I initially realized that I was struggling with the fact that the bridge of Miss Shorts nose was actually smaller after receiving blunt force blows to her head. Which indicated to me that possibly these were not wounds that were gouged with a scalpel at all. Possibly these wounds were a result of a clamping device attached to her nose for long periods of time. It is probable that the reason for this would have been to force her to inhale and exhale only through her mouth. Or to force her to open her mouth, strangely her ears are also of normal size. There is swelling to her face and head but it does not seem to be as remarkable as I would have thought it would be because of the blunt force described in the autopsy report and supported at the inquest. Next I saw what appeared to be the shape of a mask and goggles on her face. The wound on her neck also struck me as being potentially the result of a hose attachment to a mask. Her skin appears waxy to me as if it has been continually exposed to some kind of chemical gas, anesthetic or both. This in part is what has led me to these findings.
The photo on the left has been altered to show marks that I am alleging were caused by nose clips. Masks have been used for centuries for many different things. In the medical field for anesthetic and sanitary purposes. In the military masks were invented for soldiers to counter act the deadly effects of chemical warfare. Inclusive of this device were several components, one was the 'nose clip or clips'. Breathing equipment was designed for many years using a resilient material to straddle the nasal septum and block the nasal orifices of the user. When used properly the mask would allow pilots to reach higher elevations without losing consciousness, gas masks also allowed soldiers to sustain life through lethal gas attacks. However, I suppose that like most things that are created by the military in the wrong hands the same device could be used to intoxicate someone and maintain a mental state of placidness to gain control over that persons mind and free will. I do believe that this is a viable explanation for both the markings on Miss. Shorts face and why there is no apparent sign of struggle or resistance. I am referring to the evidence that her wrists and ankles were bound. The natural reflex of the mind and body is to resist pain and I do believe that no one can argue with me that Miss Short would not have been an exception to this generality. So why was there no epidermis evidence on her wrists and ankles where they were bound. No evidence of a natural reflex or reaction to the pain or blunt force inflicted over the period of time suggested by the autopsy. In my humble opinion it could only be because she was sedated to a manageable point, one where she would not have been able to struggle with her captor(s).