New Cold Case True Crime Book by Steve Hodel To Publish August 27, 2019 – Author Claims “Cold Case Solved” By Steve Hodel | August 6, 2019 | 14 August 6, 2019 Los Angeles, California Looking forward to the release/publication of my newest true-crime book in just twenty-one days. All systems are “Go” so embargo and publication should occur on August 27, 2019. Here’s a hint. See clue to title above my name on above book. Posted in Uncategorized and tagged steve hodel new book aug 27 2019, Steve Hodel new case solved
“By the Mesquite”
Brian W: *S*
too small! i can’t read it!
Another inspiration for those Zodiac crosses, perhaps…
LW: *S* – Emphasis on NEW True Crime.
Steve: Mesquite implies Southwestern desert or Mexico. GHH had jobs in New Mexico and Arizona in the late 30s, and we know he frequented Arizona and Mexico from time to time in the 40s and early 50s (bugging transcript conversations + two marriages in Sonora, Mexico). The cover photo shows desert and a car that looks to be of 1930s or 1940s vintage, so we’re probably not in the 20s. The body of Cricket Coogler — probably the most notorious cold case in the history of New Mexico — was found in the mesquite outside a village named Mesquite located near Las Cruces in 1949. I can see the word “Kidnap” above the book’s title. The Coogler case might have involved a kidnapping, although it isn’t usually characterized that way. Still wondering if this could have been a case from GHH’s late 30s medical residencies, but otherwise my guess is the Cricket Coogler murder. -LW
LW: I have always respected your super-sleuth abilities. You don’t miss much for sure. Better button up my embargo before you totally solve it before LAUNCH DATE.
You are good Luigi.
You are good. Wow!
Or “In” instead of “by” ?
Brian W: *S* *S*
Can’t wait brother.
I was reading about the logging camps in New Mexico. There was a general strike in March 1938. GHH may have had a little time on his hands and made a little trip to Texas. It’s sounds like his MO. Stomping & burning with cigarettes.
Actually, the “surgeon at the logging camp” came early in his time in the SouthWest. His first job in 1936-37, then the District Health officer came later. He was transferred to Santa Fe, NM and likely working there when the crime occurred. (About 4oo miles from El Paso.) You will see how it all plays out. Best, Steve