October 19, 2019
Los Angeles, California
Here is a link to a just-posted interview I did with journalist Zack Kopp which deals with my overall investigations and setting the record straight regarding the fictional miniseries, I Am the Night. Here is the lead to Zack’s interview:
Former LAPD detective and prolific true-crime author Steve Hodel has pursued the Black Dahlia murder for years. The trail to that gruesome 1947 killing led him to investigate other famous crimes, such as Lipstick Murders and Zodiac Killings. The darkest of dark truths that he has emerged is that the prime suspect in all of these killings was his own father, George Hodel. A recent miniseries, I Am the Night, played fast and loose with his family’s history. Steve Hodel sets the record straight to Zack Kopp
Full article click HERE.
Some minor corrections/clarifications to the most recent article, Exquisite Corpes (s) Beyond The Black Dahlia:
First paragraph it’s not the “Snowden House” it is the Sowden House. (That’s a common error by many.)
“George Hodel’s presence in the vicinity of all the killings Steve’s accused him of, in all the different locations has been verified.”
That’s true in the sense that he was known to pass through the cities, but I have not able to document his presence there at the exact time and dates of the actual crimes. LA yes, Manila yes, but not able to establish he was in Chicago and San Francisco Bay Areas on the specific dates of the actual crimes. No known records exist that would allow us to make that determination.
“As to whether he looked for these murders before or after researching his father’s whereabouts at any time is anyone’s guess.”
I never “looked at” any of these crimes before my father’s death, period. I didn’t even know the “Black Dahlia’s” real name, and had never heard of Chicago’s “Lipstick Killer”, nor Manila’s “Jigsaw Murder”. This information surfaced years after the publication of Black Dahlia Avenger in 2003, some four years following my father’s death.
4. “For that matter, butchers might know how to avoid bones when they cut, too (not just surgeons).”
Based on the testimony of no less that five separate surgeons who have examined the photographs of the bisection it is their expert belief, along with the actual LA County Head Medical surgeon performing the autopsy on Elizabeth “Black Dahlia” Short that the procedure “had to be done by a highly skilled surgeon.” Most indicated the hemicorporectomy performed on the body exceeded their own abilities.
Here is a link to Zack Kopp’s excellent 2016 Review of my book, MOST EVIL II.