Black Dahlia: Waiting for Test Results on Dr. George ‘Evil Genius’ Hodel’s Murder HQ, Week 2

Ever wonder how long it takes to test soil samples for evidence of human remains? We are, of course, since we are waiting breathlessly for results of soil taken from Dr. George “Evil Genius” Hodel’s purported Murder HQ after “Buster the Wonder Dog” frolicked around the Sowden House pointing out remains – or something – in November 2012.

There is still no word on what – if anything – was found during taping of SyFy’s “Ghost Hunters” in November in a segment that was aired by KNBC-TV Channel 4 on Feb. 1. (In case you didn’t know, February is a “sweeps month,” when stations go into hyperdrive (emphasis on hype) to boost their ratings.)

But we do know this.

CNN reported Oct. 2, 2012, that tests results were expected “today” on samples taken “last week” in hopes of finding the remains of former Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa.

Providing more details,  the C&G News reported Oct.5, 2012, that soil samples were collected Sept. 28, 2012, transported Oct. 1, to Michigan State University for testing  and that no trace of human remains were found. In other words, it’s a fairly speedy process…

According to a Feb. 3, 2013, Daily Beast article, results were expected “next week.”  Gosh, I wonder what the holdup is.

You don’t suppose they didn’t find anything, do you?  That it was all sweeps month hype?


About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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