September 1, 2017
Los Angeles, California
Once again, place the following in your “YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP” file.
The below letter was written in September 1953 by then Hawaiian Territorial Governor, Samuel Wilder King. It is a letter of introduction and recommendation of Hawaiin based psychiatrist, Dr. George Hill Hodel. The “To Whom It May Concern” refers to all Asian and Far East countries, colleges, hospitals, research centers etc. I will let Governor King speak for himself and his esteemed researcher. (The letter was given to me, by June Hodel, along with other personal effects, just a few days after my father’s death in May 1999.)
Obviously, unbeknownst to the Governor, he has just requested all doors and cooperation be provided to his mental health/crime expert. A man with not only major “book learning” but who brings with him decades of on “hands on experience.” At this stage in his “dual career” George Hodel, working nights and pulling double duty as a serial killer has committed a minimum sixteen sadistic murders and is well on his way to double that number before completing his “research” at age ninety-one. (This victim count only takes into consideration his crimes from 1943-1950, and omits “The Early Years” and those that followed in the 1960s.)