The Additional WHY of the LAPD/DA Coverup of the Black Dahlia Murder: DA William Simpson and LAPD Chief of Detectives Thad Brown

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
Click Here to Read 4 page summary on 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)









  1. Dennis Effle on August 23, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    One of the few “White Hats” who understood what was going on and proceeded to secure a copy of the investigation outside the reach of the corrupt Police. A man of courage and character.

    • Steve Hodel on August 24, 2022 at 12:53 am

      Dennis E: Exactly so.

      • Patricia ONeill on August 24, 2022 at 1:36 pm

        Steve: Lt. Frank Jemison LAPD did put his life on the line by sticking to his guns in stating to his colleagues that GHH was a killer. He was a man of money means independent of the LAPD, therefore the “powers that be” let him be. Jemison had the money to fight more but undoubtedly shut his mouth after releasing his findings for the safeguard of his family, I am sure. Unfortunately young Officer Eric Zelms SFPD, did not have that opportunity in 1970. His connection to the Paul Stine Zodiac killing IMO doomed him as he thought he could further embellish the drawing of Zodiac after passing him on patrol on the street minutes after the Paul Stine murder. Both San Francisco & Los Angeles PD’s bigshots were livin’ the good life and nobody was takin’ that away……no siree! Let those good times keep on rollin’! 😞. Yes, I’m venting here because I lived among those “bigshots” and the silencing of crimes committed by the revered surgeon caused so much tragedy to those bigshot’s survivors! Amen,😔🌵

        • Steve Hodel on August 24, 2022 at 2:17 pm

          Patricia O:
          I probably should really only be giving Lt. Jemison a GREY HAT. I’m sure you’re right about him being fearful and protective of his family. We have to look no further than poor LAPD Sgt. Charles Stoker who was literally testifying to the 1949 Grand Jury about LAPD corruption and payoffs to see the kind of “thanks” that was in store for whistleblowers. Charged with a phony “burglary”, publically ridiculed, fired from the Department, and forced to take a job as a train engineer in DTLA, and dies young from a heart attack.
          But, Jemison, while taking “half-steps” still, has lots of his blood on his hands in not taking stronger action. The result: a psychopathic serial killer alloweed to remain free to kill again and again for another twenty years! (At least ten more victims that we know of.)

          • Patricia ONeill on August 24, 2022 at 5:59 pm

            Oh believe me I knew & was related to men in Charles Stoker’s situation. And yes there were deaths, 2 labeled “suicides” and 3 heart attacks.. The brutality of the “suicides” were and are still vivid whenever I crossed the Golden Gate or see photos of China Beach. The devastation to their families was & probably is to this day, devastation beyond comprehension! As I write this, I’m hearing Joe Brown’s words……… “and that’s the way it goes”.😔. Watching Harry Bosch is therapeutic for me…… there is recovery & life again but that wouldn’t be possible without the “whistleblowers” relentlessly hitting the lies hard & heavy to the gut!. Keep whistlin’ Steve!💪😎🌵

          • Steve Hodel on August 24, 2022 at 6:29 pm

  2. Yolanda Camacho on August 27, 2022 at 10:11 am

    My healing circle sends you a deep, cleansing breath and thoughts for a peaceful week. Ancestral healing connects us to our forefathers and foremothers. Ancestral healing heals the wounds of many generations. They will thank you.

    Peace always!
    Yolie 💎

  3. Steve Hodel on August 27, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    Yolanda C:
    Thanks. Was just reviewing my DNA connections to the long ago and my personal roots reach back to: Donegal, Ireland, Scotland, England, and Ukraine. As far as I’m concerned: nice mix.

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