Known photos of Elizabeth Short compared to Jane Doe Photo No. 2 in George Hodel album
“Facial Recognition Software –an application that can be used to automatically identify or verify individuals from video frame or digital images. Some facial recognition software uses algorithms that analyze specific facial features, such as the relative position, size and shape of a person’s nose, eyes, jaw and cheekbones.” —Techopedia
Dr. Robert Frischholz- 2001 International Scientist of the Year
Dr. Frischholz is considered one of the world’s leading biometric experts specializing in the field of facial recognition and in 2001 was named International Scientist of the Year.
“State-of-the-art AFR (Automatic Facial Recognition) computer rates the positive match between the known image of Elizabeth Short and the “Jane Doe” photo in Dr. George Hodel’s photo album as being reliable between 90% and 95%”
Dr. Robert Frischholz, April, 2014
Black Dahlia Avenger II (Thoughtprint Press May, 2014)
Chapter 27 – Biometrics: New Photo Forensics
In Chapter 5 of this book, Scene of the Crime, I briefly re-examined Photo No. 2 (seen above) and presented some visual comparisons to several photographs of murder victim, Jean Spangler who, as we know, disappeared two days after Dr. George Hodel’s October 6, 1949, posting of bail on his arrest for incest and child molestation.
Since writing that chapter, I have been presented with the new evidence confirming that in both K9 Buster and expert witness Dr. Arpad Vass’ opinion that “human decomposition is or was present in or near the grounds of the Sowden/Hodel residence.”
Based on the new findings in Chapter 24, The Smell of Death, along with the discovery of the additional circumstances pointing to the possibility that she might well be the “10th Dahlia victim,” I decided to see if I could pursue some photo comparison possibilities.
To that end, I conducted some online research and made contact with Dr. Robert Frischholz, in Nurenberg, Germany. Dr. Frischholz is the chief technology officer for BioID, a firm specializing in state-of-the-art facial recognition and identification. Dr. Frischholz has been honored by Marquis Who’s Who since 1998 and IBC for his outstanding contributions to science in the fields of image processing motion analysis and biometircs. With numerous publications and patents, he is considered one of the world’s leading biometric experts specializing in the field of facial recognition and in 2001 was named International Scientist of the Year.
Attached as PDF below is the complete chapter (five pages) along with Dr. Frischholz’s surprising findings: