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Fred Sexton’s Macabre Painting, “Death of Monalita” Revisited- A Footprint-Thoughtprint?

September 26, 2019 Los Angeles, California Once again, like so many times in the past, a reader comes through with some excellent sleuthing. Fred Sexton’s “The Death of Monalita” (1955) Above  graphic showing highlighted blue shoe created by my good friend, mystery writer and retired Dallas Police Officer Robert J. Sadler Fred Sexton c. 1946 The…

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Coast to Coast AM Live Radio Interview Sunday SEPTEMBER 29, 2019: Award Winning Journalist George Knapp and Steve Hodel Dicuss “Black Dahlia Investigation 2019”

September 24, 2019 Los Angeles, California ATTENTION NIGHT OWLS! Mark your calendars for late-night radio Coast to Coast AM this coming Sunday, September 29th, 11 pm to 2 am. (Normally they do two separate 90-minute segments, not sure yet if I will be first or second “on the runway”? I will be updating listeners to…

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Fred Sexton’s Modernist Painting “Death of Monalita” Becomes Fourth Post Black Dahlia Artwork Believed Linked to 1947 Murder- A Sexton Confession On Canvas?

  September 21, 2019 Los Angeles, California Before examining this new linkage, I would recommend that readers review Fred Sexton’s biography as summarized in my original blog of July 2007. Fred Sexton Bio 1907-1995 HERE As outlined in Fred Sexton’s biography we discover that prior to his painting the “Death of Monalita” in 1955,  Fred…

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KLBJ-FM 93.7 Austin Texas Rock DJ’s, Dale, Bob and Matt, Interview Me on “Black Dahlia Avenger” and “In The Mesquite” Investigations

September 18, 2019 Los Angeles, California Enjoyed early morning interview with Rock Hosts Dale, Bob and Matt from Austin Rock radio KLBJ-FM  93.7. Check it out below. Dale Dudley, Bob and Matt,  of Austin’s KLBJ  Dale Dudley Rock Show,  Interviewed me this morning on my Black Dahlia Avenger and In The Mesquite murder investigations.  (18…

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Fototeka/House of Lucie DTLA Exhibit of Archival LAPD Crime Scenes (1920s-1960s) and Black Dahlia-LA Lone Woman Murders Author Talk Well Received- Photo Exhibit Extended to SEPT 15th

August 31, 2019 Los Angeles, California My sincere thanks to the fifty-plus attendees who braved the DTLA rush hour traffic to attend last Thursday night’s Fototeka crime scene exhibit and my talk/Q&A at the House of Lucie Art Gallery. The photo exhibit remains on display until September 15, 2019 A special THANK YOU to the…

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Steve Hodel’s New True-Crime Book, “IN THE MESQUITE: The Solving of the 1938 West Texas Kidnap Torture Murders of Hazel and Nancy Frome” Launches Today

August 14, 2019 Los Angeles, California                Print Edition Available HERE. Retired LAPD Homicide Detective III, Steve Hodel, brings over fifty-years of law enforcement, homicide, and private investigative experience to bear on what the Texas Rangers said, “Remains the biggest unsolved mystery in the American Southwest.”  March 1938- The breaking story started out slow, announcing…

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