In January 1947, 22 year-old Elizabeth Short's naked body was discovered in a vacant lot near in downtown Los Angeles by a mother and her young child. The body had been surgically bisected (severed in half at the waist), drained of blood then washed, horribly mutilated, and posed. According the Los Angeles County Coroner, Short's original autopsy report disappeared years ago, possibly part of the suspected police department cover-up. We have, however, been able to unearth a copy of the 17 page Coroner's Inquest, held five days after her death. Short's death certificate is also included.