CHICAGO PUBLIC RADIO "RED LIPSTICK MURDERS" INTERVIEW
WILLIAM HEIRENS ARRESTED AS A TEENAGER OF 17, IS NOW SERVING HIS SIXTY-THIRD YEAR FOR CRIMES I (and many others) BELIEVE HE DID NOT COMMIT
In Most Evil I devote three chapters to my investigation of the 1945-1946 Chicago, “Red Lipstick Murders”
Based on my now six-years investigation and a review of the original facts, police reports, and autopsy findings related to those three murders, it is my professional opinion that: 1) William Heirens could not possibly have committed the three separate murders as alleged by the Chicago P.D. and 2) Dr. George Hill Hodel, based on compelling evidence presented in my investigation, most probably DID COMMIT THOSE CRIMES.
The facts establishing Bill Heirens innocence and pointing towards George Hodel’s guilt can be found summarized both in Most Evil and in author Dolores Kennedy’s book, William Heirens: His Day in Court (Bonus Books Inc., Chicago, 1991).
I will be presenting a blog in the near future on the WILLIAM HEIRENS STORY which to my mind IS THE REAL HEADLINE and an ONGOING TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE.
In the below interview I provide a quick overview of the facts related to Bill Heirens and Chicago’s Red Lipstick Murders.
Chicago Public Radio interview with Steve Hodel
Below photograph shows teenager Bill Heirens surrounded by 21 “spectators” in what can only be described as a circus-like atmosphere, where he is about “to confess.” In trade for his “confession” the Chicago DA has agreed to not execute him and will “let him live.”
July 30, 1946: Heirens in white shirt (center ring) about to give his “confession”
Bill Heirens is today serving his r 63-year in the Illinois State prison system.
He will be 81 in a few days.
Bill Heirens 2003
Fantastic interview. Amongst the amazing new information in Most Evil is that fact that Beth Short was in Chicago,and what she was doing there. I keep thinking of the Chicago PD badge. It’s so easy to speculate that she was given it or bought it or stole it as a token of her time there and then passed it along to George Hodel either as a gift or a threat. I suppose we’ll never know, but the possibilities are tremendous.
Exactly so. The positive ID of George Hodel as “The Unknown Chicago Police Officer” by a highly credible police captain and the realization that on the L.A. 1950 DA’s List of Suspects what Lt. Jemison and others thought were three separate suspects (“George Hodel, Unk. Chicago Police Officer, and Elizabeth Short’s Unidentified L.A. Doctor” were ALL ONE MAN- George Hodel IS A HUGE REVELATION.