Criminal Justice Online – Radio Show with LAPD Lt. Raymond Foster (ret.) Scheduled for June 2, 2011 4pm PST

Retired  LAPD Lt. Raymond Foster will interview me on his radio show on June 2, 2011 at 4pm PST. We will discuss my Black Dahlia investigation and take Q&A from callers. See the below Information prepared and provided by Lt. Raymond Foster:

Murder Solved!

The June 2, 2011, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with Retired LAPD Homicide Detective Steve Hodel the author of Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder.

Program Date: June 2, 2011
Program Time: 1600 hours, PACIFIC
Topic: Murder Solved
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About the Guest
Steve Hodel is a retired Los Angeles Police Department homicide detective and the author of Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder.

According to the book description of Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder, “In 1947, California’s infamous Black Dahlia murder inspired the largest manhunt in Los Angeles history. Despite an unprecedented allocation of money and manpower, police investigators failed to identify the psychopath responsible for the sadistic murder and mutilation of beautiful twenty-two-year-old Elizabeth Short. Decades later, former LAPD homicide detective-turned-private investigator Steve Hodel launched his own investigation into the grisly unsolved crime — and it led him to a shockingly unexpected perpetrator: Hodel’s own father.

A spellbinding tour de force of true-crime writing, this newly revised edition includes never-before-published forensic evidence, photos, and previously unreleased documents, definitively closing the case that has often been called “the most notorious unsolved murder of the twentieth century.”

About the Watering Hole
The Watering Hole is police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life. Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.

About the Host
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years. He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant. He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University. He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, law enforcement technology and leadership. Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One. He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

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Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA
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  1. John Ayers on June 17, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    I just listened to the interview and wondered about the lady who called the program.
    She seemed to be describing Fred Sexton when she mentioned child molestation and going to Mexico.

  2. Steve Hodel on June 17, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    I spoke with her after the show. Really hard to know exactly who was involved. Mexico trips were frequent back then and all of dad’s associates were making the trip. Fred didn’t relocate until the late Sixties, but probably knew the callers relatives as did George. More mysteries.

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