Second Thirty-Year-Old Cold Case Solved Through Use of Civilian DNA Database

May 19, 2018
Los Angeles, California

Following just three weeks after the Sacramento arrest of Golden State Killer/Rapist  Joseph DeAngelo another thirty-year-old cold case has been solved by the use of civilian DNA databanks. See full story by Seattle Times reporter, Sara Jean Green published May 18, 2018. 

Golden State Killer Joseph DeAngelo Identified Through GEDmatch Public DNA Database- Can Familial DNA Identify Zodiac?

May 11, 2018
Los Angeles, California


Enterprise-Journal headline announcing the Sacramento, California arrest of ex-cop Joseph DeAngelo Jr. for eight serial murders that occurred in the 1970s and 80s.

After more than four decades of eluding police, DeAngelo was identified and arrested after police were able to trace DNA to some of his relatives, which then led to the former cop.

Reelz TV “Murder Made Me Famous” Features Serial Killer Rodney Alcala –Author and Former LAPD Homicide Detective Steve Hodel Interviewed Regarding his 1971 Arrest and Conviction of Alcala for Attempt Murder and Child Molestation

April 8, 2018
Los Angeles, California

Actor Jay Allen ( Upper left) portrays serial killer Rodney Alcala (Upper right) in Reelz TV “Murder Made Me Famous” Season 3, Episode 9 “The Dating Game Killer.”

Most Recent Editions of Black Dahlia Avenger I & II and Most Evil I & II: BLACK DAHLIA AVENGER III Coming Soon to a Bookstore Near You

March 18 2018
Los Angeles, California
I have received numerous requests from readers asking me to clarify, “Which are the latest editions for both BDA and Most Evil?”
Below are the four most recent updated versions which are:  1. Black Dahlia Avenger (Skyhorse 2015) 2. Black Dahlia Avenger II (Thoughtprint Press 2014) 3. Most Evil (Dutton 2009) and 4. Most Evil II (Rare Bird Books 2015).
All four books are available in either print or ebook and three (BDA, Most Evil and Most Evil II)  are available as audible books.
A New edition, Black Dahlia Avenger III (Rare Bird Books 2018) is expected to publish in next few months details to be announced shortly. That edition will provide new linkage (2014-2018) and investigative findings discovered post publication of BDA II.

Actor Richard Herd (One of Six Ex-Husbands of Kiyo Hodel ) Still Going Strong at 86: His Latest Role, as Patriarch Roman Armitage in GET OUT- Film Nominated for Four Oscars Wins “Best Original Screenplay” at Last Night’s 90th Academy Awards

March 5, 2018
Los Angeles, California

Actor Richard Herd seen below in his 2017 role as patriarch Roman Armitage in GET OUT (2017). The film received four nominations for Oscars in the following categories at last night’s 90th Academy Awards:  Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay (won)) GET OUT made film history with Director Jordan Peele’s first win ever for an African-American screenwriter.

LAPD Police Museum “New Evidence” May Hold Key to DNA Solution to Black Dahlia Murder: Chief Charlie Beck Declines Request for One-Hour Meet with Detectives to Discuss New Findings

February 18, 2018
Los Angeles, California
“…I must respectfully decline that request. (one hour meet with detectives to discuss new DNA evidence)
Given the fiscal constraints facing the City, and the impact on investigations assigned to my command,
I do not believe it prudent that we pursue the Black Dahlia investigation at this time. …I believe that
Robbery-Homicide Division Detectives should expend their valuable skills on more contemporary investigations.”
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck
(Excerpt from response letter to author dated July 26, 2012)
There have been some recent website comments related to the “Dahlia Killer Letter” which was discussed in detail in Black Dahlia Avenger II (2014 ed.)
Since many of my blog site readers may be unaware of this important “new evidence” (well new as of 2014) I will here present a short review as well as attach the complete Chapter 23 summary as a PDF for those who are interested in a more in-depth look.

George Hodel and Juliet Man Ray Letters: 1980s Correspondence and a Meeting in Paris

February 7, 2018
Los Angeles, California

“Je me souviens des jours ancients, et je pleure.”   “I remember the old days, and I cry.”

George Hodel in his letter to Juliet Man Ray dated 27 July 1983

Artist/Illustrator Neal Adams 1974 Zodiac Book Cover Sketch Original Source Traced To SFPD Police Composite Drawing Update 2018

“I am 100% certain that the book-cover sketch (Great Crimes of San Francisco) I drew back then [1974] was based on material that was directly related to the crime. ”
Neal Adams
Comic-Con, San Diego
July 23, 2014

ghh 1974 Zodiac rendition by artist 1970 - CopyCover art by Neal Adams 1974


Can DNA Testing of John Walsh America’s Most Wanted 1990 “Remember Me? Letters” Link “SCORPION” to San Francisco’s “ZODIAC”?


January 19, 2018
Los Angeles, California










THROUGH THE DECADES January 15, 2018 Features 71st Anniversary of Elizabeth “Black Dahlia” Short Murder

January 15, 2018
Los Angeles, California


THROUGH THE DECADES “Black Dahlia” Anniversary interview will be airing on Monday, January 15th.  The segment airs at about 32 minutes after the hour.

This link shows the markets and channels in around the country. .

The program airs daily at 7a, 7p, 10p ET.

In Los Angeles, the show airs on channel 2.2 Charter/Spectrum 201, Cox 820, and Frontier 483.

Steve Hodel Through The Decades Interview