Ladies Night -
Steve Hodel Most Evil II: Zodiac Case Solved
MOST EVIL II:
Presenting the Follow-Up Investigation and Decryption of the 1970 Zodiac cipher in Which the San Francisco Serial Killer Reveals His True Identity
(Rare Bird Books 2015)
Twenty years after shocking the world in Los Angeles, could Dr. George Hill Hodel have returned to terrorize California as the killer known as Zodiac?
In Most Evil, Steve asked that question and presented compelling circumstantial evidence pointing to his father’s guilt —
however, unlike Black Dahlia Avenger, he did not claim the Zodiac "case solved,"
and underscored the fact that his Zodiac investigation was "ongoing."
Having obtained his father’s full DNA profile, he challenged law enforcement agencies to do the science and obtain confirmed Zodiac DNA — and compare.
Five years have passed and still much of the Zodiac evidence remains untested,
and none of the five involved police agencies have yet obtained any confirmed Zodiac DNA.
Zodiac Cipher Decrypted—Names Killer
Most Evil II presents Steve’s follow-up investigation and new evidence (2009-2015)
and additional linkage obtained by him over the past six years.
Included in that evidence, is the solving of Zodiac’s forty-five-year cryptic cipher, which gives us the answer to the question asked in Book I,
"Were Black Dahlia Avenger and Zodiac the same serial killer?’
Zodiac thoroughly convinced that he was a "master criminal" and that his high-genius insulated him from detection —
confident that his cleverness insured his cipher was "crack-proof" —
threw all caution to the wind and signed his real name to the card.
With MOST EVIL II’s solution of the cipher,
the identity and naming of San Francisco’s most infamous serial killer is not being presented as just another "theory" from an armchair detective,
or even from the author himself, a veteran LAPD homicide detective.
Rather, it is coming from the killer’s own mouth, written in his own hand —
it is Zodiac’s signed confession!
Steve Hodel was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.
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 department’s highest "solve rates."
Steve promoted to Detective III (the highest attainable rank in detectives) and retired from LAPD in 1986.
Kevin Lee, #1163, is best known to our club as an underwater photographer, but he has also experienced numerous adventures in over forty countries.
Kevin has climbed Africa’s two highest mountains, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya, the latter being much more interesting in his words.
And, he has backpacked solo in the Himalayas for ninety days, with multiple treks to Everest Base Camp and remote regions in eastern Nepal and Sikkim, India.
One of his fondest experiences was backpacking around the Deccan Plateau and northern India for fourteen months, where he met Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama.
Kevin was selected Outdoorsman of the Year by the Orange Country Register and has been our Adventurer of the Year.
Kevin’s mastery and skill of underwater photography has yielded images which have been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers, textbooks,
scientific works and marine life books.
For numerous years, Kevin has earned the title "Photographer of the Year," awarded by both
the Los Angeles and Orange County Underwater Photographic Societies.
Kevin’s works have been exhibited in numerous galleries across the US and a special collection is permanently housed in
the Leatherby Libraries of Chapman University, Orange, California.
Join us for another evening of fascinating adventure as Kevin takes us on an underwater journey to all Seven Continents and
describes his encounters with strange marine life, including his favorite subject, nudibranchs (sea slugs).
Kevin’s marine photography can be enjoyed at his website
It took the genius of Sir Francis Drake and an army of men to bury the contents of a Spanish Treasure Galleon.
It was hidden somewhere in a land Drake named, Nova Albion and the only evidence of he left behind was a small metal plaque that claimed the land for England.
A history buff, citizen-scientist, and adventurer from an early age, Robert L. Stupack also prided himself on his skill with numbers.
He grew up in suburban Long Island, NY and graduated from Rockville Centre’s, Southside High School in 1974.
He attended Penn State University in State College, PA where he managed the University’s Lecture series which lead to his induction into
Omicron Delta Kappa and Skull & Bones.
In 1978, he began a profitable career in the financial services sector where he worked for such prestigious firms as Price Waterhouse as a CPA,
Celanese Corporation as an International Financial Analyst and for both LF Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin and
Smith Barney as an Institutional Fixed Income salesman in the Bank Service area.
In 1984, after spending a year and a half as a trainee on the Bond Trading Desk in Manhattan,
he moved to San Francisco where he serviced small and medium sized banks throughout the western US.
As luck would have it, he was visiting Rothschild’s NY trading floor on Black Friday, October 16, 1987,
when the 100+ year-old firm went bankrupt overnight, as depicted in the famous scene from the movie, The Wolf of Wall Street.
At age 30, Stupack bought a house on scenic Greenbrae Ridge in Marin County and was thriving in his chosen profession.
Then at age 44, his life changed radically when he discovered evidence that Sir Francis Drake might have buried plundered treasure
under the very property he owned.
Ladies Night -
Andrew Carmona - American Red Cross Haiti and Somalia Assistance Program
On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti, leaving over 200,000 dead in its wake.
In the coming year, hundreds of international NGOs would respond, but none would have as large a presence as the American Red Cross.
With an excitement for travel and world affairs from an early age,
Andrew has built a career spanning several years in both emergency / humanitarian and long-term international development aid contexts.
From 2010-2012, he worked on the American Red Cross Haiti Assistance Program, a $500 million humanitarian response to the January 2010 earthquake.
In June 2011, Andrew took a 2-week trip to visit the program sites in and around Port-au-Prince,
seeing firsthand the overwhelming destructiveness of the natural disaster.
Shifting to the longer-term development sector, since September 2015 Andrew has worked for the consulting firm Social Impact,
which evaluates long-term development projects around the world.
In January 2016, he traveled to Somalia where he carried out an evaluation of a five-year girls’ education program.
These two contexts - emergency and long-term aid in Haiti and Somalia, two chronically fragile states oceans apart,
were at the same time extremely different yet eerily similar.
Andrew’s professional experiences in these harsh contexts have led him to important lessons on how we might be able to do better emergency
and long-term development aid in the future.
Andrew Carmona is an international development practitioner with over 8 years of experience working on global health, water and sanitation, shelter, education,
and agricultural development projects in over a dozen countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Central America.
An avid traveler, he visited his 41st country in January 2016 at the age of 30.
Andrew holds an MPA in Development Practice from Columbia University, a BA in International Studies from UC San Diego, and speaks Spanish and French.
He is the son of Charles Carmona (member #1136).