April 21, 2023
Birch Bay, Washington
The following pages (304-308) are an excerpt from my fourth book, Most Evil II: Presenting the Follow-up Investigation and Decryption of the 1970 Zodiac Cipher in Which the San Francisco Serial Killer Reveals His True Identity (Rare Bird Books 2015).
The section is entitled, “California DOJ (Department of Justice) and the Zodiac DNA Evidence.
It details my meeting with two DOJ detectives who flew down from San Francisco to Los Angeles and viewed my PowerPoint briefing. Subsequent to the briefing I turned over to them my father’s handwriting samples and a summary (including the “cracking of the known cipher) that definitively linked and identified my father, Dr. George Hill Hodel as Zodiac. Here is that summary as presented in Most Evil II:
Two years passed (2011) with no further contact from the assigned DOJ detectives.
It is now, April 2023, twelve years later, and still no further information has been provided.
Absent any information from the DOJ (Delay of Justice) I can only assume that the Stine Gloves, like the Black Dahlia evidence, “has disappeared or been lost.”
With the publication of Most Evil II in 2025 I took the highly unusual step of actually publishing my father’s DNA in the book. (See below) After considerable testing (and expense) of personal items belonging to my father, Bode Laboratory in Virginia (considered one of the nation’s leading law enforcement DNA analysis services) I was able to obtain my father’s full DNA profile.
I did this so that it would be publically available at no cost to Law Enforcement for comparison to all and any unsolved “Cold Cases.” (All that is now required by LE detectives is to pick up the phone and ask their SID (Scientific Investigation Division) to see if any potential DNA exists on the specific item of evidence and if so, to obtain it and simply compare to the below George Hodel DNA.)
Those unsolved cases include but are not limited to the following police and sheriff’s departments and their unsolved cold cases dating back to my father’s “Early Years” up and including what I believe may have been his last murder, as Zodiac. That being, cab driver, Paul Stine in October 1969.
LE unsolveds and known evidence that potentially contain Dr. George Hill Hodel’s DNA:
LAPD- Elizabeth Short 1/15/47; Jeanne French 2/10/47; Evelyn Winters 3/11/47; Rosenda Mondragon 7/8/47; Gladys Kern 2/14/48; Louise Springer 6/14/49; Mimi Boomhower 8/18/49; Jean Spangler 6/13/49; William Desmond Taylor 2/1/22; Nina and May Martin 8/23/24; Doris Dazey 10/4/35; Thelma Todd 12/16/35;Madeline Everett, Melba Everett, Jeanette Stephens 6/26/37
KHJ TV Letter/Envelope sent by Zodiac in 1978 “Helter/Skelter” in LAPD custody. Strong possibility contains DNA. (Not analyzed to date. (2023)
LASD- Ora Murray 7/27/43; Georgette Bauerdorf 10/12/44; Gertrude Evelyn Landon 7/10/46; Dorothy Montgomery 5/2/47; Geneva Ellroy 6/22/58; Bobby Long 1/22/59.
SANTA MONICA PD- Lillian Dominguez 10/2/47
PASADENA PD- Dr. Leonard Siever 12/12/33
LONG BEACH PD- Laura Trelstad 5/11/47
OCEANSIDE PD- Ray Davis 4/11/62
SAN DIEGO PD AND SD- Marian Newton 7/17/47; Francis Conlon/Lois Kentle 8/26/30; Virginia Brooks 2/11/31; Louise Teuber 4/19/31; Dolly Bibbens 4/23/31; Hazel Bradshaw 5/2/31; Maude Detweiler 8/28/31; Mary Adams 3/4/34; Celia Cota 8/18/34; Ruth Muir 8/1/36
RIVERSIDE PD- Cheri Jo Bates 10/30/66
SAN FRANCISCO PD- Father Patrick Heslin 8/5/21; Paul Stine 10/11/69
SOLANO SD- Betty Jensen and David Faraday-12/20/68
NAPA PD- Cecelia Shepard and Bryan Hartnell 9/27/69
VALLEJO PD-Darlene Ferrin and Michael Mageau 7/4/69
EL PASO PD (Texas)- Hazel and Nancy Frome 4/3/38.
CHICAGO PD- Josephine Ross 6/5/45; Frances Brown 12/10/45; Suzanne Degnan 1/6/46.
MANILA PD- Lucila Lalu 5/28/67
FBI- Scorpion Letters (1990) Mailed to “America’s Most Wanted Host” John Walsh. High potential for DNA on/under stamps on letters turned over to the FBI by Walsh. (One letter “signed in blood”)