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June 1, 2014

Los Angeles

NBC news reporter, Patrick Healy’s follow-up piece, “Ex-Cop Cites New Evidence His MD Father Was Serial Killer” aired last night on NBC’s Nightly News. NBC Reporter Healy‘s original coverage of Buster’s alerts was presented in 2013, as, “Search Dog Finds Potential Evidence in “Black Dahlia” Murder.” New chapter detailing all the new findings, full soil analysis report, and how the new evidence potentially links to the additional 1940s “Lone Woman Murders” just updated and now available on Amazon.  Also included is chapter on new DNA evidence found at the L.A. Police Historical Museum which can potentially link George Hodel to newly discovered evidence. (Avenger mailing in LAPD evidence).

PRESS RELEASE FINAL EDIT June 1 2014  

June 2, 2014 Update    D.E. commenting in an Email after viewing the NBC Patrick Healy video writes: “… He [Reporter Healy] did make a few errors: “fled in the late 40′s.” should read: fled in early 1950.” He quotes you as saying, in reference to Elizabeth Short, “All her remains are accounted for.” What about the breast that was never recovered and to which you speculate was taken by the killer as a trophy?”

My response to D.E.:

You are correct; a large section of Elizabeth Short’s right breast was cut from her upper torso by her killer and never found. This “human remains” could well have been a “trophy” either kept or buried in the inner courtyard or near our residence. We know from L.A. Times reporter Steve Lopez’s article on my original investigation that his “source,” when interviewed, informed him, that “something was buried at the house.” We also know that LAPD in their official reports during the 1950 stakeout suspected and documented their suspicions that a body or bodies were buried at the Hodel residence. If human remains are in fact buried on the up-slope, my belief, as indicated in the Healy interview is, they are more likely those of: Jean Spangler, and or Mimi Boomhower, and or the unidentified woman that was assaulted and beaten with a pipe by George Hodel and Baron Harringa, in the basement, on the night of February 18, 1950. But, can we absolutely rule out the missing body parts of Elizabeth Short in Buster’s alert? No, we cannot.  

4 Comments

  1. Steve Hodel on June 2, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    D.E. commenting in an Email on the NBC Patrick Healy video writes:

    “… He[Healy] did make a few errors: “fled in the late 40’s.” should read: fled in early 1950.” He quotes you as saying, in reference to Elizabeth Short, “All her remains are accounted for.” What about the breast that was never recovered and to which you speculate was taken by the killer as a trophy?”

    • Steve Hodel on June 2, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      D.E.:

      Good point. In the interview, I never said, “all her remains are accounted for,” that was the reporter’s own observation as relates to the original placement of the Elizabeth Short body, after she was slain and drained of blood at the Sowden/Hodel residence.

      You are correct, a large section of Elizabeth Short’s right breast was cut from her upper torso by her killer and never found. This “human remains” could well have been a “trophy” either kept or buried in the inner courtyard or near our residence. We know from L.A. Times reporter Steve Lopez’s article on my original investigation that his “source,” when interviewed, informed him, that “something was buried at the house.” We also know that LAPD in their official reports during the 1950 stakeout suspected and documented their suspicions that a body or bodies were buried at the Hodel residence. If human remains are in fact buried on the up-slope, my belief, as indicated in the Healy interview is, they are more likely those of: Jean Spangler, and or Mimi Boomhower, and or the unidentified woman that was assaulted and beaten with a pipe by George Hodel and Baron Harringa, in the basement, on the night of February 18, 1950. But, can we absolutely rule out the missing body parts of Elizabeth Short in Buster’s alert? No, we cannot.

  2. Leslie on June 4, 2014 at 3:44 am

    Is it possible Dr. Hodel performed any abortions @ the Franklin Ave. residence, and disposed of aborted remains on the property that could possibly trigger an alert by a cadaver dog? It seems unlikely that this would occur at his own home, but considering the *important* people he associated with, I would assume certain people would receive special consideration to not go into a clinic or whatever location this was normally preformed at.

    I also would like to add that I speculate Elizabeth Short’s missing body parts are somehow entombed in a really obvious place in that residence. Given the recent cement work at the location at that appx. time, I don’t think it would be a stretch to imagine enough leftover mix was laying around to pull that off.

    • Steve Hodel on June 4, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      Leslie: Certainly possible, but we have him on the 1950 DA tape acknowledging performing them at his downtown clinic, “Lots of them.” Also, according to frequent house-guest Edmund Teske, “Women were tortured and murdered at the Sowden House.” So, the source of Buster’s alerts could be coming from any potential crime. That said, Dr. Vass and Sgt. Paul Dostie’s on property inspection in 2014 seemed to point strongly to the fact that both experts believed the most likely location was the up slope area about 40′ north of the alley which is on Actress Laura Prepon’s property. Perhaps Ms. Prepon will change her mind and allow us to do a non-invasive search with Buster of the grounds with just Buster putting his nose to the ground, to see if he can pinpoint the possible burial site. It would only take twenty-minutes and a simple walk-through. Regards, Steve

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