Hodel, Steve

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Hodel, Steve Gender: M
born on 6 November 1941 at 17:18 (= 5:18 PM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Schmidli
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 14°15' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 16°32 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 22°30'

Portrait of Steve Hodel 
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Steve Hodel
photo: Ed Evans, license fair-use


American police officer. He served four years as a medic in the U.S. Navy, and then joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1963. After six years in uniform patrol, he transferred to Hollywood Division Detectives where he worked all of the “tables”: Burglary, Robbery, Auto-Theft, Juvenile, Crimes against Persons and was then permanently assigned to the Homicide Detail.

During his career at Hollywood Homicide, Steve promoted to Detective II and in 1983 was the senior field homicide detective. During his years of service he received more than 75 commendations and handled over 300 separate murder investigations and had one of the departments highest “solve rates. “ Steve promoted to Detective III (the highest attainable rank in detectives) and retired from LAPD in 1986.

HODEL INVESTIGATIONS was established in 1986. Steve has been a licensed California Private Investigator, conducting mainly criminal defense investigations, for the past 23-years. He worked over six-years as lead investigator on a high-profile international murder case which resulted in an innocent man (Yoshikuni Okubo) being released from prison in Tokyo, Japan and reunited with his family, after five years of detention.

Steve’s first book, published in 2003, Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder proposes the theory that his own father George was the murderer. He followed it with a sequel Most Evil: Avenger, Zodiac, The Further Serial Murders of Dr. George Hill Hodel on 21 September 2009.

Source and further reading: http://www.stevehodel.com .

Link to Wikiopedia article about Black Dahlia suspects


  • child->parent relationship with Hodel, George (born 10 October 1907)

Source Notes

Email of 8 Dec. 2014 to Franz Leo Schmidli: “I was born in Los Angeles November 6, 1941 at 5:18 PM. The time is from my birth certificate."


  • Vocation : Law : Police
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction