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Root of Evil
The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia
When Elizabeth Short, also known as The Black Dahlia, was brutally killed in 1947, it gripped the entire country. More than 70 years later, it remains America's most infamous unsolved murder. Many believe Dr. George Hodel was the killer, thanks to an investigation by Hodel's own son. But murder is just part of the Hodel family story, one filled with horrifying secrets that ripple across generations. Now, through never-before-heard archival audio and first-time interviews, the Hodel family opens up to reveal their shocking story. In this eight-part documentary series, sisters Rasha...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 13,390 ratings
I really admire Steve Hodel for his tenacity investigating his father. I hope LAPD sees fit to test the DNA.Well done!
Cindy Clo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/17/19
Love this true crime podcast!!!!
Steve Hodel with all his experience with the lapd brings stability to an otherwise insane case. His entire family are truly amazing people. Amazing, detailed, and wonderfully put together broadcast on The Black Dahlia and the Hodel family history. After reading and studying his book, and this...Read full review »
Shayne O'Lear via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/17/19
Almost perfect
Loved it. Til the last episode.
JerichoStone via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/16/19
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