Black Dahlia: The Non-Smoking Gun – George Hodel Files Part 11


Thursday I may be going to Santa Barbara!!!

And here is Part 11 of the Dr. George “Evil Genius” Hodel transcripts for Feb. 28, 1950.

The George Hodel files Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10



Hodel climbed up or down some stairs – sounds of digging or something similar!!!


Unintelligible — flushes toilet and breaks wind at the same time. Ye Gods what a racket!!!


Frank Jemison phoned, said Hodel moving furniture out — if bug is found or all furniture moved phone him at CR 1 4917!!!!

how are you fixed for girls? I’m too old now — it does not make any difference to me now!!!!

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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3 Responses to Black Dahlia: The Non-Smoking Gun – George Hodel Files Part 11

  1. Earl Boebert says:

    Looks like I was wrong about the “infinity bug,” it seems from the remark about possible discovery to have been a plain old mike planted somewhere in a room. I’m not up on the details — why was LAPD bugging this guy in the first place?


    • lmharnisch says:

      Earl — you must have missed that lecture. Former LAPD Detective Steve Hodel has written several books accusing his father of killing the Black Dahlia (“Black Dahlia Avenger” in multiple editions) and being Zodiac (“Most Evil.”) Investigators bugged Dr. George Hodel’s home, Lloyd Wright’s “Sowden House,” in 1950 in hopes of getting some incriminating evidence, but they got bupkis.


  2. Earl Boebert says:

    Ah, thanks. I knew about his son’s accusations (how could anybody miss them?) but I didn’t realize that the bugging was directly related to the case. Sounds like the good Doc was up to something odd, but it sure is hard to tell what.


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