September 26, 2019
Los Angeles, California
Once again, like so many times in the past, a reader comes through with some excellent sleuthing.
Fred Sexton’s “The Death of Monalita” (1955)
Above graphic showing highlighted blue shoe created by my good friend, mystery writer and retired Dallas Police Officer Robert J. Sadler
The following comment received on my blog site on September 24, from “Bob L.”:
My response to Bob L on that same day:
“The toe of the shoe is at the left and the heel of the shoe appears to be superimposed on the woman’s vulva area.”
Bob L. reminds us of the LA Hotel Incident circa 1969 (Fauna II was at the hotel with her grandfather, where she was drugged and photographed naked in his room but, that occurred the following day after the Tamar and George “foot stomping incident)
See attached PDF excerpt from Black Dahlia Avenger which details Tamar’s description of that event.
Click Below for excerpt as originally described in BDA:
SKH Note- To my mind, it is doubtful that Fred Sexton would have been aware of this occurrence since it was just between George Hodel and his daughter Tamar, but as Bob L. points out it does reveal a distinct M.O. that was used by both George and Fred on other crimes.
Here are just three known examples:
1938 West Texas double homicide of Hazel and Nancy Frome in which the two suspects tortured victims in the remote desert and then foot stomped on the partially nude body of Nancy Frome prior to executing both victims with handguns.
1947 Murder of Elizabeth “Black Dahlia” Short. Believed killer(s) likely stomped on her body at some time during earlier extended torture, or more probably at the vacnt lot after posing body, as a bloody footprint was found and photographed at the vacant lot on or near the sidewalk.
1947 LA Lone Woman Murder of Jeanne French (Dahlia connected three weeks after Elizabeth Short murder.) In this crime two males were seen with victim at a restaurant some hours prior to her actual murder. (Witness/waitress believed they were arguing over which one would go with French.) George Hodel later dined at a separate restaurant with victim and drove her to an isolated lot where he (possibly Sexton joining him?) beat victim to death with tire iron and stomped her leaving a heelprint on body. Cause of death foot stomping which resulted in a rib piercing the heart.