In 1947, a 22-year-old woman was found murdered in a vacant lot in Los Angeles.

Her story became highly publicized due to the graphic nature of the crime, which included her body being mutilated and bisected at the waist. This is the most well-known unsolved murder in American history. She was given the nickname “The Black Dahlia.” Retired homicide detective Steve Hodel has been investigating this unsolved murder for over two decades. But one thing he never expected when this journey started was that the murderer could be his own father, Dr. George Hodel. The Black Dahlia is now gripping the nation with a top ranked podcast, “Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia,” told by sisters Yvette and Rasha -- great granddaughters of Dr. George Hodel -- with never before heard archival audio of disturbing family secrets. You won’t want to miss this fascinating story.

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Steve Hodel
Retired Homicide Detective

Kim Cooper
Los Angeles Historian, Co-Host "The Real Black Dahlia Tour"

Dr. Robert Schug
Forensic Psychologist and Professor of Criminology at Long Beach State University


Paul Dostie
Retired Detective