Voices from the Past: LAPD, LASD, LADA High Command “Black Dahlia Case Solved”

June 30, 2019
Los Angeles

Greetings from Los Angeles.

Here’s a five-minute video on my earlier posted “Special Report” for those that want a briefed down version containing just the “Case Solved” statements from the LAPD, LADA, and LASD “high command.”  For those that want the full monty version (27 pages viewable online or downloadable) with all officers statements and linkage – click on below bolded link.

Special Report: Black Dahlia “Voices from the Past”: Top City and County Law Enforcement Officers Declare “Case Solved”: LAPD Denies Request for DNA Testing, “Too Busy with Current Cases” 

Five-minute condensed version click below.



  1. Bryan Williams on July 10, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Hi Steve hope you’re doing well. I’m brand new to this story (just binge-listened to the root of evil podcast. Twice…) Then found your blog and have researched the incredible correlations between Man Ray works and the crime scene photos online. Your evidence is overwhelming. . But here’s my question: So, maniacal killers rarely just quit. Have you ever looked into similar bizarre murders overseas and tried to correlate them with when/where your father was at the same time? I just saw the Lalu case, but surely there would be more when he was there for forty plus years. And if there were, I wonder if there were similar clues that he left (like the street name theme that he used in the US). If there weren’t, why did he stop? Just got older and less capable of doing it? You may have already covered this somewhere, if you have, my apologies, again I am brand new to this case, and haven’t read your books yet. Thank you so much

    • Steve Hodel on July 10, 2019 at 8:01 pm

      Hi Bryan: Thanks for the kind words. Much appreciated. Yes, I suspect there were very many more crimes in Manila area and throughout Asia during his four decades overseas, but unfortunately, doubt any real investigations occurred in most of those countries during the 50s and 60s. Sadly, a “just another dead whore in an alley” mentality. Add to that the political and police corruption and most would have been ignored. Of course, we do have his crimes in SF Bay area and Riverside in the late Sixties. I suspect the 1969 Paul Stine cab murder was his last? Possibly because that was when he met and began living with June and she would have been a “modifying influence”. Could be more after, but ??? As far as my books. See the below suggested reading order which will bring you up to date so to speak. Best Regards, Steve


  2. Bryan Williams on July 10, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    Don’t mean to pepper you with questions but one more…. is there a database somewhere that lists particulars in a crime? As in, details like the cross stitched cutting (which is what convinced me when I compared it w/ man ray’s work. Honestly, I thought it was just an interesting podcast and I was pretty ambivalent until I dug up his surrealist artwork online) Or the surgical techniques like the excision of body parts, or the cutting bodies apart at the same lumbar level? It seems like if there was some sort of international database that cross referenced the details of a particularly gruesome murder, maybe that’s a way to find him before he does more hurt?

    • Steve Hodel on July 10, 2019 at 11:53 pm

      Bryan W: You really need to read all the books to see how the many surrealist acts as “Murder as a Fine Art” come together. Now more than twenty separate links. No, no known “international data banks” that I am aware of that would link the crime signatures. Unless things have changed radically from my day, we can’t even get adjacent police/sheriff departments to interact with each other and share information.

  3. Linda Gerdner on December 29, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    I wonder if there was a traumatic event from you father’s childhood that lead to his violent behavior in later life. He could have used his brilliant mind for so much good what happened?

    • Steve Hodel on December 29, 2019 at 10:57 pm

      Linda G: Yes, there were multiple “triggers” that came together to make a perfect storm in his youth.
      I examine many of them in my writings. To name a few: probable incest from his mother or other close family member, peer rejection due to his high-intelligence with classmates viewing him as “an odd duck”; rejection from an older woman as a teen who gave birth to his child, probable congenital insanity, and on and on.

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