BLACK DAHLIA MURDER- Breaking News New Evidence from 1949 Letter Written by LAPD Paid Informant Confirms Prime Suspect Dr. George Hill Hodel as Killer
October 29, 2018
Los Angeles, California
The following major “Breaking News” article written by Daniel Vasquez and Anne Vasquez as a Special to the South Pasadenan has just posted online. Click on photo to link to full article.
BLACK DAHLIA MURDER | Retired LAPD detective reveals new evidence pointing to prime suspect — his father
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: You’ve never heard a serial-killer story like this before. Newly discovered letter penned by police snitch in 1949 confirms Steve Hodel’s dark path of grim connections.
This is by far the best article I have ever read describing the amazing intersection of your life with that of Elizabeth Short. Can’t wait to read your latest book!
Hi Jim: Yes, great reportage by Daniel and Anne Velasquez. Both are topnotch journalists. Well written and exceptionally accurate. Both are real pros.
Given the length and depth of your investigation the Velasquez’ article in the South Pasadenan is an excellent compilation of pertinent facts. Facts such as former Deputy DA Steven Kay’s quote: “I have no doubt in my mind that George Hodel murdered both Elizabeth Short and Jeanne French,” said Kay, after carefully reviewing Steve Hodel’s investigation. “And were he alive today and were the witnesses alive, I would have no problem in filing two counts of murder against Dr. George Hodel, and I believe if I took that case in front of a jury that I would convict him.”
Looking forward to reading the new book: “Black Dahlia Avenger III”.
Thanks Robert. Yes, and we’ve come a hell of a long way down the evidentiary trail since Head Deputy DA Kay’s legal opinion back in 2003. Best, Steve
The South Pasadenan story was picked up by the Daily Mail
If the DA claims the evidence you presented is sufficient to close the case and convict GH, then why is it still unsolved and open according to the LAPD?
Smauel Lai: That was then active Head DDA Steve Kay’s legal opinion, but he wasn’t speaking for the DA’s office.
LAPD is responsible for clearing crimes and the DA’s Office cannot clear them on their own. LAPD’s official position is
that “they don’t have time to look at my investigation as they are focused on current and more recent crimes.” This despite
the fact they claim “The Black Dahlia case is still open and unsolved.” I explain in great detail the why of LAPDs ongoing
refusal to “clear it” despite their own Chief of Detectives James McMurray’s order to his detectives to “Go ahead an clear the
Black Dahlia case unless you find some major holes in Hodel’s investigation.” LAPD detectives took no action knowing the Chief of Detectives would be retiring in nine-months. For the past thirteen years they have taken the position “We are too busy with more recent crimes to look at Hodel’s investigation.” Egos, Territoriality and Politics.
I think you should look more into Jean Spangler as the image you found in your father, Goerge Hodel’s pictures. If you look closely, the structure of the picture you found looks more like Jean Spangler than Elizabeth Short. I compared both images myself of the women to the one you found believing to be Elizabeth Short. And it carries a very close resemblance to Jean Spangler. The woman who unexplainably disappeared in the same area of Los Angeles in 1949.
Shirley: Hi Shirley. Been there done that. See link. https://stevehodel.com/2014/08/26/21st-century-biometrics-analyze-20th-century-black-dahlia-investigation/
I’m doing a report on the Black dahlia case could you explain how you found that you father is the rime suspect of the Case?
I’ve written six books on the subject totaling 2700 pages, so too much to try and communicate here to you. Best to read the first book, Black Dahlia Avenger, which covers how I came to, or rather it, the investigation came to me. The short answer is at my father’s death certain articles and information came into my possession that indicated my father knew and was dating “Elizabeth “Black Dahlia ” Short in the years prior to her murder. Also, information indicated LAPD had him as their “prime suspect” back in 1949-50. I began my investigation to clear him of any suspicion and in following the evidence discovered he was in fact, her killer. Regards, Steve Hodel
Super late to the party but that letter by W. Glenn Martin is MIND BLOWING. I read the first BDA and was a believer you have solved the murder of Elizabeth Short. Of course over the years I’ve seen so many other opinions that I started to waver a bit but the letter has to be the final nail in the coffin. George Hodel did that shit.
Yes, totally unexpected. A purloined letter for sure.
Lot more linkage in my follow-up books, and just out with “The Early Years” GHH’s suspected crimes from the 20s and 30s. Best, Steve