LAPD’s Sgt. Joe “Just The Facts” Friday of Dragnet Fame (Actor Jack Webb) Provides Second Account Corroborating That Black Dahlia Killer was Dr. George Hill Hodel
October 31, 2019
Los Angeles, California
Actor Jack Webb in the role of LAPD Sgt. Joe Friday
Click on graphic for Dragnet Introduction (1 minute)
This is the city. Los Angeles, California. Population four million.
It was a brisk Holloween Eve and I was working the night watch out of my home office when the Email message came in. It was from a citizen. He wanted to help. Here is his story.
The below Raul Moreno interview was conducted and published in Black Dahlia Avenger in the AFTERMATH chapter included in the updated paperback edition in 2004.
Raul Moreno with Sgt Friday’s Badge 714 Raul child actor in Adam 12 scene.
Lt. Thad Brown with murder suspect (1932) Chief Thad Brown with Steve Hodel (1966)
JTD’s Story- A 2019 Confirmation/Corroboration
Your site keeps amazing me. Steve, I don’t know if your father’s remains were destroyed or preserved in any manner, but I am wondering if you can ever find any definitive DNA that is proven to belong to your father. The idea is to have a definitive reference sample and profile to be compared in case DNA evidence from Dahlia, Zodiac, or the other criminals DNA are ever examined further. Sending them the detailed DNA workup and results from your father’s DNA would would at least put the proverbial stake out in the sand and half of the equation would be readily there to compare against. You might get mitochondrial DNA results on yourself and all known relatives as well, in the even the existing DNA in any evidence was degraded. If they could not rule out your father, it speaks volumes to the truth of your conclusions.
Yes, I have my father’s full DNA profile for comparison. I have been attempting to get LE agencies to conduct/obtain both LAPD and SF Zodiac cases but no one is willing to test for DNA. No confirmed Zodiac DNA exists. I have approached LAPD multiple times to conduct comparisons. Their only response, “We are too busy with other unsolved cases.” And so it goes. But, all the evidence now presented takes us way beyond any “reasonable doubt.” Maybe someday they will agree to test their evidence, but? Regards, Steve
Is a petition possible?
I doubt it. Working on putting a Documentary together. That might help?
Yes Steve you need embarrass the hell out of LAPD and then they might get off their butts in order to save face.
Steve, like a dog w/a bone, don’t let it go! IMHO your investigations include numerous police depts. throughout CA……so much more than the LAPD is involved from The Black Dahlia, Lone Woman Murders to Zodiac!! The refusal of so many PD’s to arrest your father in CA unleashed further murders nationally & internationally!. A real travesty of justice that must one day be fully exposed. And when it is exposed it will not be pretty for CA, LA, SF et al😔. Keep on pushin’, Steve👍
Patricia O: Thanks, Patricia. Not about to stop now. Six books and counting. I think the real exposure will come when and if the miniseries documentary is made. So visual and will reach a much larger audience. And yes, for sure LAPD has blood on their hands by not taking action which resulted in as you say, Manila and Riverside and SF Bay area crimes to following in the Sixties.
I can’t help but think when LAPD powers-that-be saw (those few brass that were in the know from 1947-50) and heard of the SF Zodiac crimes and identical MO from their earlier Lone Woman Murders, must have been worried. All the more reason to keep a lid on what THEY KNEW. Can you imagine the response from the public should it be revealed that they had him and let him go and it resulted in the later crimes. Not going to happen of their watch. (Or, apparently on any LAPD future watches either.)
I just ordered one of your books and look forward to reading it over the weekend. I’ve been checking out your website and blog.
I see that your dad worked in government and held a fairly high position in the UN as Chief Regional Medical Officer in Asia. He was also an international businessman with his market research company.
There have always been mysterious and shadowy characters involved with the UN and international trade.
Have you ever thought about or investigated any potential “new world order” or shadow government type connections to your father as a potential source of his money and/or protection?
Feather: Hi Feather. Certainly possible as his UNRRA and later INRA connections would be a perfect placing for working with the CIA and ??? Never checked anything like that. Kind of beyond my paygrade and expertise. Besides, I’m still stuck in the CA “Early Years” crimes which are massive. So little time, so many murders. Best, Steve.
Here’s an oddity, Steve:
A long-forgotten 1947 PRC murder mystery, “Heartaches” from 1947.
Take a look beginning at around 13:38 in.
Is this the first movie reference to the Dahlia killing?
Bill S: Thanks Bill it is had no clue this existed. Thanks, I’ll blog it for readers to see. Much appreciated. And YES, this would be the first big-screen film mention of the crime that I am aware of.
IMDB showed the film was released on June 28 1947, so that would be just five months after the murder. Steve
WOW. GHH was really a high priest in satanic Hollywood wasn’t he? He lauded in movie after movie by them. Unbelievable.
Where did that come from? Care to chime in Steve?
Hi Steve: Don’r know if you remember me or not. You came to our Rotary Club to speak about your first book (BDA.) in about 1998. I see you are still working diligently on case closure. True detective spirit! I look forward to the TV series.
Hi Dick. Must have been closer to 2003-4 as the book didn’t publish until April, 2003.
Yes, six books later and still at it. I hope the miniseries documentary happens as it will bring it all together visually for the public. Wishing you and yours the best.