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Hour #1 Steve Hodel Examines The Black Dahlia
One of the country’s most spellbinding unsolved homicides is that of Elizabeth Short known as the “Black Dahlia.”
Steve Hodel, a prestigious former LAPD detective turned private investigator, made some surprising discoveries as he was sifting through his deceased father’s belongings after his death in 1999. In the belongings of Dr. George Hodel were pictures of Elizabeth Short, The Black Dahlia, when she was alive. Immersing himself in an investigation of the evidence found, as well as interviewing other investigators, Steve Hodel realized that the Black Dahlia murder was most likely not the first, nor the last, committed by the number one suspect, Dr. George Hodel, his father, described as a possibly responsible for 7-20 serial murders around Los Angeles.
In 1947, California’s infamous Black Dahlia murder inspired the largest manhunt in Los Angeles history. Despite an unprecedented allocation of money and manpower, police investigators failed to identify the psychopath responsible for the sadistic murder and mutilation of beautiful twenty-two-year old Elizabeth Short. Decades later, former LAPD homicide detective turned private investigator Steve Hodel launched his own investigation into the grisly unsolved crime—and it led him to a shockingly unexpected perpetrator: Hodel’s own father.
Steve Hodel has written about his findings in Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder ( Arcade Pub. 2003, HarperCollins updated chapters-2004,2006) which contains previously unreleased documents, forensic evidence and photographs. Most Evil: Avenger, Zodiac and the Further Serial Murders of Dr. George Hill Hodel (Dutton Pub. 2009) compiles even further evidence of possible murders and crimes committed by Dr. George Hodel going back 60 years. Hodel’s third book, Black Dahlia Avenger II: Presenting the Follow-Up Investigation and further Evidence Linking Dr. George Hill Hodel to Los Angeles’s Black Dahlia and other 1940s—LONE WOMAN MURDERS. (Thoughtprint Press 2012) the author’s follow-up investigation provides us with a careful deconstruction of the Dahlia Myth—exposing and correcting the Black Dahlia Murder’s Three Greatest Urban Myths.
Hour #2 Jessie Foster is Missing! Mother, Glendene Grant
On March 29, 2006 a young, beautiful blonde, ceased contact with her close knit family. Jessie Foster left her home in Canada in 2005, but still kept close contact with her family and friends after she went to Las Vegas, making plans to return home for a wedding, and making plans for an upcoming visit from her sister.
Hiring a private investigator, Jessie’s mother, Glendene Grant discovered some shocking details of Jessie’s life in Las Vegas, she was being prostituted, had been beaten and hospitalized, and was forced to work as an escort. None of this was in Jessie Foster’s character, not her pattern of conduct before leaving her home in Canada.
Glendene Grant has been living the nightmare for the last 7 years, never giving up hope that one day Jessie will be found, perhaps sold and trafficked, but able to be rescued. Grant has been vocal, utilizing all the tools available to perpetuate the news of Jessie’s case. She has become a self taught expert at social media and in 2010 formed an online group, M.A.T.H. (Mothers Against Trafficking Humans). Glendene speaks to schools and groups throughout Canada, educating and bringing awareness to human trafficking. She also hosts a regular online radio show giving air time to other missing persons cases, unsolved homicides, authors and leaders in criminal cases.
SOCIAL NETWORKING PAGES:
The Missing & Exploited BlogTalkRadio Show:http://www.blogtalkradio.com/missingandexploited
MissingJessie Foster Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/MissingJessieFoster
Glendene Grant Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/glendenegrant
Twitter page: https://twitter.com/MissingJessie
Jessie Foster Blog page: http://jessiefoster.blogspot.ca