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02.19.16

Black Dahlia (Elizabeth Short)

Elizabeth Ann Short, aka “The Black Dahlia” In 1947, a brutally mutilated female corpse was found in Los Angeles. The press nicknamed the victim “The Black Dahlia.” Her killer was never found. The FBI identified the victim as Elizabeth Ann Short (1924-1947), an aspiring actress. This release details the FBI’s assistance to the Los Angeles Police Department, which investigated the murder, between 1947 and 1948.
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Pablo Escobar

Richard Anthony Barrett (1934-2010) was a leader of several white supremacist groups. In 1987, following a rally in Cummings, Georgia, Barrett received a death threat that he reported to the FBI. This release consists of five different investigations conducted between 1967 and 2003 in which Barrett was either a subject of the case or was mentioned in another investigation.
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El Rukns

The El Rukns, a violent street gang that trafficked in narcotics and stolen property, was established in the 1960s. FBI offices in Chicago, Springfield, Illinois, and Minneapolis investigated the gang in cooperation with local police and federal drug enforcement authorities. The materials in this release range from 1982 to 1991.
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John Wayne Gacy

In 1979, John Wayne Gacy (1942-1994) was arrested in Cook County, Illinois for a series of murders in the area of Des Moines, Illinois. The FBI provided investigative assistance to Illinois police. In 1980, Gacy was convicted of murdering 33 young men ranging in age from 14 to 21.
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Carmine John Persico, Jr.

Carmine John Persico, Jr. (1933-present) is a long-time member of La Cosa Nostra and boss of the Colombo crime family. He was convicted in 1986 as part of the so-called “Commission” case that targeted the leaders of New York City organized crime groups. This release contains information on an investigation into one of the many criminal indictments against him in the Commission case.
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