August 23, 2022
Birch Bay, Washington
One of the few “White Hats” in the 1947-1950 Black Dahlia investigation was Los Angeles DA Lt. Frank Jemison. In truth, we have Lt. Jemison to THANK for preserving the secret LADA Hodel Black Dahlia Files that revealed that a joint task force of LAPD and LADA officers actually identified Dr. George Hill Hodel as the killer and solved the case. Lt. Jemison was just days away from arresting Dr. Hodel when two of the top Law Enforcement officials (DA William Simpson and LAPD Chief of Detectives Thad Brown*) ordered Lt. Jemison to discontinue his investigation and return all files and the taped Hodel confession to LAPD Chief of Detectives Thad Brown.
* As revealed in my latest publication, The Early Years: The Further Serial Crimes of George Hill Hodel, M.D., Part II – Chapter 4-The Inglewood Babes-(pages 153-235) a then (1937) Lt. Thad Brown and prosecutor DDA-William Simpson worked together on the three victims kidnap/rape/child murders of the “Inglewood Babes”: Victims Madeline Everett, age 7, her sister Melba age 9 and their friend, Jeanette Stephens, age 8.
Albert Dyer, age 32, crossing guard with an IQ of 65, and a mental age of 8, was wrongfully arrested based on a “hunch” by LAPD Lt. Thad Brown. Dyer was then prosecuted and convicted, by then DDA William Simpson for a 1937 crime believed committed by Dr. George Hill Hodel and his longtime accomplice, Fred Sexton. (In addition to the 1950 tape-recorded assault and likely murder of an unknown victim at the Hodel residence, and its “coverup”; this was the newly discovered additional “secret” possessed by George Hodel that prompted Brown and Simpson to allow Hodel to leave the country. The real reason why both men had to “close down” any further investigation. The revelation that these two men were the cause of an innocent man being executed was not something they could permit to be disclosed to the public. It was George Hodel’s trump card, his “ace in the hole.”
Black Dahlia Avenger II (2014ed.)
Excerpt from Chapter 9- DA Lt. Frank Jemison
LADA Lt. Frank Jemison
Here is a link to the two edition volumes, The Early Years: The Further Serial Crimes of George Hodel M.D. Part I (the 1920s) and Part II (the 1930s)