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Archive for October 2011

Sowden/Hodel 'Black Dahlia' Crime Scene Exorcised by Former Owner

In his just released book, SoulSpace: Transform Your Home, Transform Your Life, Xorin Balbes, former owner [2002-2011] of the Lloyd Wright designed Sowden/Hodel “Franklin House” has revealed shortly after purchasing the home and moving in [2002] he sensed a dark and evil presence which seemed to be located only in one section of the home–in the room just off…

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Black Dahlia Avenger: – A Surrealist Crime- Dr. George Hill Hodel, Man Ray, The Minotaure and Murder as a Fine Art

  From Thomas De Quincey’s- Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts (1842): “People begin to see that something more goes to the composition of a fine murder than two blockheads to kill and be killed–a knife–a purse–and a dark lane. Design, gentlemen, grouping,   light and shade, poetry, sentiment, are now deemed indispensable to attempts…

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LAPD HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE DET3 RUSSELL KUSTER SLAIN 21 YEARS AGO TODAY

 October 9, 2011Los Angeles, California   RUSS REMEMBERED Today is the 21st anniversary of my ex-partner’s murder. Here is his story IN MEMORIAM:    I knew and worked with many highly dedicated and decorated cops over the decades. Dozens of names come to mind.  Men and women who served in silence–unsung heroes. Most are long…

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THE INNOCENCE PROJECT- WHY I GIVE

  Why I Give: Steve HodelRetired Homicide Detective, Los Angeles Police DepartmentLos Angeles, CA During more than two decades as a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department, I personally conducted over 300 murder investigations. After retiring, I became a licensed private investigator and criminal defense investigator. I have seen firsthand that our criminal…

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