January 28, 2023
Birch Bay, Washington
This is Part II of the original blog posted on January 27, 2023.
Part I Here: (https://stevehodel.com/2023/01/28/1950-los-angeles-census-names-guests-staying-at-surgeon-george-hodels-sowden-franklin-house/)
(SKH Note- Karen Smith comes highly recommended for any forensic investigation or expert crime scene testimony and has relocated her business to Los Angeles, California.)
Huge Kudos and thanks to the Eagle Eyes and near-photographic memory of one of my favorite P.I.’s, Karen Smith, retired detective extraordinaire from Jacksonville S.O., Florida, forensic expert, lecturer and fellow U.S. Navy veteran.
Karen caught what I missed and is responsible for adding the below additional information capturing the “guests” interactions at the Sowden House with GHH during the six-week LADA Hodel/Black Dahlia Bugging of the residence.
Karen recalled the name “Chagud” and pointed me to pages 129-130 of the official secret transcripts. The officers record GHH making calls for Wilma Chagud, the 18-year-old daughter attempting to find her a live-in roommate at the Hodel residence to “share the rent.”
DA Hodel/Black Dahlia Bugging Tapes -March 9, 1950 -Transcript pages 129-130
Complete Electronic DA/LAPD Stakeout transcript and my investigative summary/notes
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