Black Dahlia Interview with “Truth Be Told” Host Tony Sweet

October 8, 2021 Los Angeles, California For those who were not able to watch the interview live here’s a link to see the full show. Runs for about 90 minutes. Enjoyed my conversation with Tony Sweet at his Burbank Studio.  Also, got to announce the pending publication of my new two-book-set “The Early Years” presenting…

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Tony Stewart “Truth Be Told” Live YouTube Interview with Author Steve Hodel on “Black Dahlia Investigation” Friday Oct.8, 2021 3 PM PST

October 4, 2021 Los Angeles, California Will be doing a live YouTube interview this coming Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 at 3 PM PST. On this new, live episode, Tony will be joined in studio by former police detective, author, and Black Dahlia Murder authority, Steve Hodel to discuss this infinitely intriguing case that has long…

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Author/Retired Dallas Police Officer Robert J. Sadler Discovers New “Most Dangerous Game” Clew- A Purloined Letter- Corroborating Zodiac Signage – “Z” Is For ZAROFF

October 3, 2021 Los Angeles, California Once again my readers have come through with a new “clew” corroborating and linking my father, Dr. George Hill Hodel to the infamous serial killer known as, “Zodiac.” (Though this time it wasn’t an “armchair detective” but a longtime friend and actual “been there, done that” police officer.) In…

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Historian, Dr. J. Michael Niotta, Grandson of Early LA Crime Boss Jack Dragna Gives Talk at Los Angeles Adventurer’s Club

October 2, 2021 Los Angeles, California On Thursday, September 30th, I attended a public talk at the Los Angeles Adventurer’s Club in downtown LA on North Broadway. The talk, entitled, “The Crime In Your Backyard: Early Organized Crime Activity In & Around the Adventurers’ Club of Los Angeles” was given by historian, Dr. J. Michael…

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A Timeline of Horror: The Reconstruction of the Abduction and Murder of Elizabeth “Black Dahlia” Short on January 14-15, 1947

September 18, 2021 Los Angeles, California Here’s my latest blog and sadly and horrifically, it is the reason WHY victim Elizabeth “Black Dahlia” Short became one. of if not, THE most infamous whodunit in LA history. (Caution contains adult content and detailed crime scene descriptions.) Let’s do a review of the “timeline” of the final…

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Examining Fritz Lang’s Classic 1931 “Police Procedural” “M” and It’s Direct Links to Dr. George Hill Hodel As His Inspiration For His Later Serial Crimes as Chicago’s “Lipstick Killer,” “Black Dahlia Avenger,” and “Zodiac”

September 7, 2021 Los Angeles, California Directed by Fritz Lang U.S. release 1933 Over the years, in my series of books documenting my father’s crimes, I have frequently referenced the fact that he was “inspired by” and included as part of his real-life M.O. crime signatures taken from classic films. George Hodel was a true…

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The 1962 SoCal Execution Murder of Cabdriver Ray Davis: Has Oceanside Historian Kristi Hawthorne Discovered A New “Zodiac” Victim?

August 28, 2021 Los Angeles, California “I do have to give them credit for stumbling across my riverside activity, but they are only finding the easy ones. There were a lot more down there. ZODIAC (1970 letter to L.A. Times) Kristi S. Hawthorne, President of the Oceanside Historical Society (seen below) is the first to…

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Riverside Police Department Breaks from Forty-Year-Old Northern Calif Task Force Zodiac Investigation: Believes Cheri Jo Bates “Not Connected”:

August 15, 2021 Los Angeles, California In a cryptic and rather startling Press Release, the Riverside Police Department Cold  Case Unit has just announced they no longer consider the 1966 stabbing murder of a teenager, Cheri Jo Bates as “Zodiac related.” Riverside Police Press Release (In full) On October 31, 1966, 0545 hours, Joseph Bates…

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Husband-and-Wife Team of Daniel and Anne Vasquez Present In-Depth Examination of New Evidence in L.A.’s Black Dahlia Murder

August 12, 2021 Los Angeles, California Dynamic Duo Team of Daniel and Anne Vasquez Present In-Depth Interview Examining New Evidence in L.A.’s 1947 Black Dahlia Murder Investigation. (Below 7500-word article was originally published in The South Pasadenan Newspaper on Oct. 29, 2018.) Journalist Daniel Vasquez                       …

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