FAQ

This section contains my additional follow-up investigation from 2003-2009 related to the Black Dahlia Avenger and LA Lone Woman Murders. Some of this information is included in the two updated chapters of BDA found in the HarperCollins July 2006 edition. However, much of this information is new since 2006 and can be found only in these FAQs. For those who want a complete updating of all information I would recommend you simply read the FAQs from 1-82 in order and at your leisure. (They now total over 300 pages with dozens of photographs and charts.)

There are three ways to use the FAQs. First, you can read them sequentially–click here for a list of all FAQs in PDF format. Second, you can click on the categories below for related subjects. Third, you can simply scroll down to see the entire list of categories and topics. The individual topics are linked to documents in PDF format. For example, in the “Elizabeth Short” category, you’ll see a topic called “Facial Photos,” followed by “6.2“. That means the topic is addressed in the second question of FAQ#6–just click the link 6.2 to read the associated PDF file. Also, while all of the entries were written after the publication of Black Dahlia Avenger, entries particularly critical to the post-publication investigation are highlighted in red.

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COMPLETE FAQ INDEX

Elizabeth Short
Not pregnant 1.1
Infantile vagina myth 1.3
Crime photos 1.5
Photos 1.6
Photos compared 1.16
Condition of body 1.2
Hollywood residence 1.25
Handwriting 1.28
TV show 1.32
Magazine article 1.37
In Los Angeles 1.38
Biltmore Hotel 1.39
Facial photos 6.2
More facial photos 6.3
As Myth 7.1
Burn Marks 7.2

“Unidentified Man”
10.1
“Missing Week” Myth 12.1
Burial 21.1
Washington Bl. Hotel 23.1
Telegram 1944 26.3
Burn Marks 27.4
Franklin House 37.1
EBay photos 37.2
GHH photos 39.3
Telegram 40.1
Myths 40.2
Missing Week 46.1
Discovery of body 51.1
VJ Day Hollywood 53.1
Wit. Alex Constance 54.1
VJ Day w/friends 56.2
At Franklin House 62.1
Life Magazine 1947 63.1
No Middle Name “Ann” 70.1
Fiancée Matt Gordon 70.3
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George Hodel
Nude photo 1.34
LAPD connections 1.36
“Gloria” photo 14.1
GHH HW 48-HRS 16.1
As surgeon 17.2,
36.1
Black sedan 31.2
Abortionist 34.1
Tax fraud 41.1
Fogg Museum photo 45.1
GHH parents 67.1
Mrs. X Letters 69.1
Serial crimes 70.2
Chinatown offices 71.2
What’s in a name? 72.1
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Steve Hodel
Career 1.2
BDA 1.4
BDA 1.7
Pompidou Centre 5.4
Book II 6.4
BDA Foreign pub. 7.5
BDA audio book 7.6
CNN News AC-360 15.1
Author elim of photo 20.1
Twin brother John 65.1
Gregory Peck meet 66.1
Grandparents bio 67.1
Miura/Okubo invest 68.1
Television shows 71.3
CRIME Book interview 73.1
Motive for writing? 74.1
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Dorothy Hodel
Bio on Dorothy 2.1
Bros., Mike/Kelvin 2.4
John Huston 5.1
Greta Nissen 5.1
Dudley Murphy 5.2
Screenwriting 35.1
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Tamar Hodel
Deborah/GHH 1.19
BDA Investigation 1.22
BDA Investigation 1.23
“Elizabeth” Doll 1.24
Incest Trial 1.29
Trial 26.2
Vanity Fair Mag. 2007 64.1
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Sowden/”Franklin
House”
Franklin House 1.33
Original photos 1.44
As crime scene 2.2
As film location 6.1
Distances 11.2
Family photos 24.1
In Commercial 25.2
Spider Woman 26.1
Crime scene 37.1
Valentine House 39.1
Original house photos 50.1
As crime scene 59.2
Elizabeth Short visit? 62.1
Cement Bags 75.1
Fertilizer Bags 76.1
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Man Ray—Surrealism Connections
Man Ray 1.12
Minotaur 1.13
Misogyny 1.27
Man Ray/G. Hodel 18.1
Exquisite Corpse Book 19.1
Man Ray 27.1
Henry Miller/Man Ray 29.2
Hodel/Man Ray 35.3
Did Man Ray know? 38.1
Henry Miller friend 38.2
GHH on transcripts 44.1
Harvard Fogg museum 45.1
Minotaur/Lovers 58.1
Man Ray/G. Hodel 59.1
Given/ART-Crime book 62.2
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Kiyo Hodel
Bio 3.2
Astrologer 52.1
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Fred Sexton
BIO/ Timeline 47.1
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“Maganda Photo”
GHH photo elimination 20.1
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James Ellroy
Ellroy BDA 1.14
Black Dahlia film 1.41
BDA theory 6.6
DePalma film 22.1
Re. Fred Sexton 43.1
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LAPD
Serial killings 1.8
Credibility problem 1.18
Other investigations 1.21
G. Hodel as killer 1.3
Standalone crime 1.35
Det. Russ Kuster 2.5
Det. Thad Brown 3.1
Russ Kuster 3.4
Serial Killings 5.3
Dahliagate 8.1
Russ Kuster photo 9.1
Det. Brian Carr interv. 24.2
Missing Evidence 28.2
BDA “Solved” 32.1
Brian Carr –re.surgeon 36.1
Cmdr. Tatreau obit 40.3
LASO Cmdr. Tom Vetter 60.1
LAPD
“Case Solved”
61.1
Miura/Okubo invest. 68.1
Louise Springer Murder 77.1
Fingerprints 2009
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District Attorney/Hodel-Dahlia Files/Bugging
Hodel transcripts 1.11
G. Hodel/Eliz Short 1.31
Hodel as suspect 2.3
Other investigations 4.2
Mattie Comfort 4.3
Officer Mary Unkefer 5.5
Lenorak/Unkefer 11.1
Lt. Jemison/Hodel 30.1
Bugging transcripts 33.1
Hodel-Abortions 34.1
Walter Morgan Bio 57.1
Hodel transcripts 61.1
DA transcripts 80.1
DA Timeline bugging 81.1

Forensics
Burn Marks on body 7.2
Photos 17.1
Military “Franking” 24.3
Bags at crime-scene 27.3
Burn Marks 27.4
Surgeon killer 56.1
Cement Bags at scene 75.1
Bandini fertilizer bags 76.1
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Handwriting
CBS expert 1.15
CBS expert (b) 16.1
Notes 28.1
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Thoughtprints
Definition 1.1
Cold Case textbook 13.1
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Miscellaneous
Suspect’s car at scene 1.9
Author Mary Pacios 1.17
Red Lipstick shoe size 1.26
Maurice Clement 1.4
Author Janice Knowlton 1.42
Other books 1.43
Other theories 3.3
Boomhower Murder 4.1
Mattie Comfort 4.3
Hardcover Revision 6.4
Film “Sunset Blvd.” 6.5
Charles Wagenheim 7.3
Jeopardy Show 7.4
Rosco/Felix photos 9.2
FBI Profiling 9.3
“Mr. Barnes” as susp 10.1,
23.1
Scarlett Johansson 25.1
New Line Cinema 27.2
Dr. Walter Bayley 29.1
Jean Spangler invest. 31.1
Woman screaming 33.1
Spangler investigation 35.2
Huston/African Queen 42.1
Elizabeth Brevort Hotel 48.1
Lenorak/Dr. Ballard 49.1
Favorite Book Review 52.2
Attorney Robert Neeb 55.1
1947 Life Mag. Article 63.1
Lone Woman murders 70.2
“Blue Dahlia” film 71.1
BDA TV shows 71.3
Richard Seaver Obit 78.1
Spaulding/Mrs. X  ltrs 69.1
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BDA-Related Names
Mattie Comfort  4.3
Officer Mary Unkefer 5.5,
11.1
Charles Wagenheim 7.3
Rosco the Dog 9.2
Lillian Lenorak 11.1
Connie Starr witness 12.1
Marion Herwood Keyes 12.1
“Gloria” in GHH album 14.1
Dr. Walter Bayley 29.1
Lt. Frank Jemison 30.1
Jean Spangler 31.1,
35.2
Henry Miller 38.2
Karoun Tootikian 39.2
Janice Knowlton 39.3
LAPD Cmdr Tatreau 40.3
Author Peter Viertel 42.1
Jean Ellroy murder 43.1
LASD Det. Bill Stoner 47.1
Ch. Smith/Dr. Ballard 49.1
Betty Bersinger/ Bayley 51.1
Alex Constance witness 54.1
Atty Robert Neeb 55.1
Det. Walter Morgan bio 57.1
LASD Cmdr. Tom Vetter 60.1
Alan Adler, Silversmith 65.1
Gregory Peck anecdote 66.1
Louise Springer Murder 77.1
Pub. Dick Seaver obit 78.1
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