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.