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Was Coroner Cleland being clever?

Legal precepts

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Analyst James Cowan’s narrow brief ..

“I tested for common poisons.”

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Why is he called the 'Unknown' man ..

.. when he had a name.

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The tools were used for stealing cars

 

The square of metal foil. 

Used as a conductor, linking the ignition and starter button wiring, enabling the car to be started without a key.

The scissors.

Used to strip ignition wires of their sheathing prior to connecting them and starting the ignition sequence, enabling the car to be started without a key.

The table-knife snapped to a point.

Used in place of an ignition key, and used in a similar, exploratory fashion as a lock-pick. It could also be used to gain entry to a locked car by picking the door-lock.

The brush.

Used to apply graphite (a lubricant) to the innards of the ignition or door lock prior to inserting the knife point. 

The pencils.

A source of graphite. He had six of them.

The black powder shaken from the brush.

Graphite.

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And his name was Keane

An expensive watch and an automatic rifle.

Was Prosper Thomson threatened ?

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Fiction and Foxglove

Digitalin could be easily obtained ..

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Dogging Prosper’s footsteps

X3239 was Prosper's phone number ... not Jessica's

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Was the Somerton Man just another a car thief?

Something Derek Abbott may not wish to consider ..

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Recap

All we have are the tools

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A single uncancelled railway ticket to Henley Beach..

An explanation

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Was the Somerton Man a Prospector .. ?

Codes and place names. Motive.

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Investigative lapses in the Somerton Man Case

The litany

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Was the Somerton Man a dancer?

A road map

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The six witnesses nobody has ever heard from

Why is that?

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The indignities of an exhumation – updated

.. with a comment from Derek Abbott

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Tommy Keane. Merchant seaman. Black-marketeer

A man of the times

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What do a Policeman, a Lawyer and an Interviewer have in common ?

The Jestyn who never was

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