2003 Bellingham Herald “Black Dahlia Solved?” Article Revisited

August 2, 2022
Birch Bay, Washington
I thought I would revisit the below article published in The Bellingham Herald back in April, 2003. Hard to believe it has been just a few months short of twenty years since it was published. Three of my good friends from Bellingham (attorneys all) were interviewed for the piece. In the article, I expressed a hope that someday I would be able to return. Well that “someday” has come as of November 2021 and I’m happy to say I have resumed my friendship with all three of them: Jill Bernstein, Starck Follis, and Dennis Murphy. Great to be back!
The Bellingham Herald, April 11, 2003


  1. Dennis Effle on August 2, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Great article in retrospect. Glad that you’re back in contact with them.

    • Steve Hodel on August 2, 2022 at 7:26 pm

      Dennis E:
      Yep. Got together with all three recently. Great to see we are all still vertical!

  2. Patricia ONeill on August 3, 2022 at 1:30 pm

    👍……It’s great to have that “hometown” feeling!! Hopefully your politics there a little saner than AZ😱! But you have the Pacific Ocean at your fingertips to soothe your
    psyche😉! The 2003 article definitely shows you have friends & followers in Bellingham! Quoting Geo. Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass Away”…….”Sunset doesn’t last all evening…….” so enjoy that georgeous setting while you can, Steve! 😎🌵

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