20 July 1924 – Born in Hyde Park, Massachusetts
Early 1943 - Moved to Vallejo, California, age 19
Mid 1943 - Moved to Los Angeles
23 September 1943 - Arrested in Santa Barbara for underage drinking
31 December 1944 – Met Major Matthew M. Gordon Jr.
14 August 1945 – Received news of Major Gordon’s death
May to October 1946 - Lived in Mark Hansen’s home on several occasions
July 1946 – Returned to Southern California to be near Joseph Gordon Fickling
13 November to 15 December 1946 – Livied in Hollywood with eight young women
Early January 1947 – Was asked to leave the family with whom she was staying
8 January 1947 – Fickling received letter from Short
9 January 1947 – Last seen alive by Robert Manley
15 January 1947 – Short’s body discovered
24 January 1947 – Anonymous package containing Short’s belongings mailed to the Examiner newspaper
25 January 1947 – Short’s handbag and one of her shoes found in a dumpster