all of what we know, suspect and don’t know
What we know.
His death was not accidental.
He ate a meal the day he died.
He was poisoned.
The suitcase was his.
He was found with a change of underwear in his pockets.
The nurse Jessica knew him.
Jessica’s home phone number was written on the back of the Rubaiyat handed to the police.
Another number was written on the back of the Rubaiyat handed to the police.
There was micro-code written on the back of the Rubaiyat handed to the police.
The Tamam Shud slip found in his fob pocket came from the Rubaiyat handed to the police.
What we don’t know
Who he was.
What he was.
Where he came from.
How he arrived in Adelaide.
Why he came to Adelaide.
Who was waiting for him.
Where he died.
Who poisoned him.
Who took his wallet.
Why he was poisoned.
How the poison was taken.
Where the Rubaiyat that was handed to the police came from.
Who was Mr Francis.
Why the police refused to reveal Mr Francis‘ real identity.
Who wrote the micro-code on the back of the Rubaiyat.
What the micro-code meant.
Who was it for.
What the other number written on the back of the Rubaiyat was.
Who put the Tamam Shud slip into his fob pocket.
Why the Tamam Shud slip was put into his pocket.
Why he had a train and a bus ticket in his pocket.
Who put them into his pocket.
Who bought them.
Who checked in his luggage.
Why there was no correspondence in his suitcase.
Why there were no spare socks in his suitcase.
Who the man lying by the steps between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm on the 30th of November was.
Who was the man seen looking down at him.
Why was the man looking down at him.
Why Jessica wasn’t formally interviewed by the police.
How Jessica knew him.
What we think we know
He arrived in Adelaide at 9:15 am on 30th November on the Melbourne to Adelaide Overnight Express.
He washed and shaved at the station or elsewhere.
He bought a ticket for the 10:50 am train to Henley Beach.
He didn’t catch the train.
His suitcase was checked in at the luggage office about 11:00 am on November 30th.
He bought a ticket and travelled to St Leonards on the 11:15 bus.
He was poisoned.
He died lying flat.
He was carried to the beach at about 10:00 pm.
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