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the adelaide city morgue

When Constable Moss accompanied SM’s body from the Adelaide Hospital into the City Mortuary on December 1st, he had to lift the corpse from the ambulance trolley, carry it inside and place it onto a wooden table (above is the actual table). An unpleasant job, but Moss was a stalwart.

Then Moss stripped the body of all its clothing. The double-breasted coat, pullover, shirt, tie, singlet, slacks, underpants, socks and shoes. These were folded up and placed into a receptacle together with the contents of his pockets , probably a numbered cardboard box.

Some weeks later, after the suitcase was found and taken to the Adelaide Metropolitan Police Station by Detective Sergeant Leane, the CIB detectives did a little matching up with the clothes found in the case and the clothes and items found and worn on the body.

They scored a double.

SM was wearing the same type of jocks as was found in the suitcase, and the handkerchief in his pocket was the same brand as a new one found in the same suitcase.

Now we have six solid hits – Jockeys, hankies, threads, buttons and clothing repairs.




4 Comments Post a comment
  1. ellen #

    So there were only clean clothes in the suitcase….Nowadays, forensic tests could be run on soiled clothes. It is interesting that SM must not have stopped on his journey and put his undies for later washing in some receptacle. That means he came directly to his destination, or he was dressed by his handlers and similar clean clothes were put in the suitcase to establish a false entry.
    Most travelers have dirty laundry in their suitcase to the chagrin of customs.

    February 29, 2016
    • Ellen, according to the Book of Feltus SM had a pair of jocks and a singlet in the pockets of the clothes he was wearing.
      I only picked it up yesterday.
      What do you make of that?

      March 1, 2016
  2. ellen #

    Maybe he was hoping to get lucky. 🙂

    March 1, 2016

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