One of my critics’ and naysayers loudest claims (those that have not read my investigation or any of my books) is, “The photographs are not Elizabeth Short, so Hodel’s theory completely falls apart-nothing more to discuss.”
At the risk of being redundant, the fact remains-I eliminated the woman in the standing photograph some SIXTEEN YEARS AGO, publicly on-air on Anderson Cooper’s CNN NEWS. Secondly, on my blog post (FAQ 20 published September 2006) and thirdly, I included my complete investigation of that elimination in my follow-up book, “Black Dahlia Avenger II” detailing my elimination in a complete chapter.
Let me reemphasize that point. I alone was and remain the sole person having eliminated the photograph. I identified, located, and personally interviewed the individual back in 2006. At that time, to protect her privacy, I gave her the name of “Maganda” (the word in Tagalog, her native Filipino language, means “Beautiful One.”) No other person has ever spoken with her or discussed her connection to Dr. George Hill Hodel, and that remained so, until her death some six years later. At that time I revealed her true name, Marya Marco, an actress and friend of Dr. George Hill Hodel who initially helped her get into films in Hollywood. In my 2006 in-person interview with Marya, her story basically independently confirmed Tamar’s allegations of sexual relations with her father back in the summer of 1949.
Below is a republication of my original FAQ 20 posted in 2006 along with Marya’s full interview detailing how, when, and where (the Sowden/Franklin House) the photograph of her was taken by George Hodel.
PDF Full Interview with “Maganda” – True Name Marya Marco Click Below:
As relates to the second photograph (below) I continue to maintain it IS ELIZABETH SHORT. Recent state-of-the-art Facial Recognition lab in Germany provided a “95-97% probability that it is Elizabeth Short after comparing known photographs to the questioned photo.” (A 99.7% comparison is required to call it absolutely positive.) However, as I have pointed out in previous writings this is a moot point, since the LADA Secret Hodel/Black Dahlia Files confirm that “George Hodel knew and dated Elizabeth Short prior to the 1947 murder.”