© Larry Harnisch 2004

In Memoriam, Janice G. Knowlton
Jan. 8, 1937-March 5, 2004

I regret to report that Janice Knowlton, author of "Daddy Was the Black Dahlia Killer" committed suicide March 5, 2004, at her home in Anaheim, according to the Orange County coroner. She was 67.

Although I never met Janice, I felt as if I knew her after the long, emotional messages she left on my answering machine whenever the Los Angeles Times published a story about the Black Dahlia case. I wish she had gotten the professional help that she clearly needed and hope that she is at peace at long last.

Larry Harnisch

This link leads to her Los Angeles Times obituary, although the free article expired and must now be purchased from The Times archive.