It was clear that she had been killed somewhere else and then dumped in the vacant lot overnight.
There was no blood on her body and none of the ground where she had been left.
There were rope marks on her wrists, ankles and neck and investigators later surmised that she had been tied down and tortured for several days.
Worst of all was the fact that she had been sliced cleanly in two, just above the waist.
So here are my picks, plus screenshots of the hard copy so you can see them all.
Thrown at Coors Field, still one of the most impressive no-hitters in Dodger history in my mind.
On January 15, 1947 a housewife named Betty Bersinger left her home on Norton Avenue in the Leimert Park section of Los Angeles, bound for a shoe repair shop.
Development had been halted here, thanks to the war, and the open lots had been left looking abandoned and eerie.
Betty felt slightly disconcerted and then shrugged it off, blaming her emotional state on the gray skies and the cold, dreary morning.