Trevor Sternard, frontman of The Black Dahlia Murders, departed away at the age of 41, shocking and saddening us. The band issued a statement saying, “It is with great sadness that we announce Trevor Scott Strnad’s passing.” All who encountered him adored him as a kind son, brother, and shepherd of good times. The walking encyclopedia of music. He’s a hugger, a writer, and one of the finest entertainers on the planet. His lyrics tell stories, magic, horrors, and whims to the rest of the world. His life revolves around your performance.
They provided the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number: 800-273-8255 at the bottom of the statement.
Rest in peace, Trevor. Your influence on heavy metal over the past two decades cannot be overemphasized and you will not be forgotten.
TBDM last released Verminous in 2020 and has an upcoming tour planned for this year.
On January 15, 1947, around 10 a.m., Betty Bersinger was pushing her daughter through Leimert Park in South Los Angeles when something suddenly caught her eye in an overgrown clearing.
A naked female body with a severed waist lies beside the pavement, her fair skin offset by jet-black hair and a deformity like tears on the sides of her mouth.
Bersinger’s rush to a neighbor’s house sparked a frenzy of reporters across multiple LAPD departments and the city’s competing newspapers, and set the stage for one of the most famous unsolved cases in the country.
Her identity was established using an early fax machine
An autopsy revealed that the victim had died at least as long as she was, from repeated beatings to the face and subsequent blood loss, halving of the torso, and other dismemberment.
As for their identities, one of the examiners’ editors suggested sending the fingerprints to the Washington, D.C. office through a newspaper’s “sound photo” — an early type of fax machine. Send it where it can be forwarded to the FBI. By the evening of Jan. 16, authorities had matched the fingerprints to Elizabeth Short, 22, who worked at a military base in California and was arrested for underage drinking.
A call to Short’s mother in Massachusetts to learn more about her background, while an investigation in nearby Long Beach found the catch that became a front-page staple: Local acquaintances dubbed the victim a “black dahlia” , referring to her penchant for black dresses and last year’s crime thriller Blue Dahlia.