New York Times Bestselling Author Steve Hodel

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.

PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com | Steve Hodel Black Dahlia new evidence published

 

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7 Comments

  1. Jim Henson on October 30, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    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!
    Best regards,
    Jim

    • Steve Hodel on October 30, 2018 at 7:51 pm

      Hi Jim: Yes, great reportage by Daniel and Anne Velasquez. Both are topnotch journalists. Well written and exceptionally accurate. Both are real pros.

  2. Robert Sadler on October 31, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Hi Steve,

    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”.

    rjs

    • Steve Hodel on October 31, 2018 at 10:53 am

      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

  3. Dani on November 1, 2018 at 11:30 am
  4. Samuel Lai on November 10, 2018 at 1:56 am

    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?

    • Steve Hodel on November 10, 2018 at 2:48 am

      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.

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