17 The handling of crucial evidence, updated 28 April.
We have been told the reason Professor Cleland tried on the deceased’s jackets was to determine they were both about the same size, a similar argument was put up as the reason why Senior Government Analyst Cowan tried on his shoes and slippers.
Professor Cleland then determined the Barbour thread, button and underpants found in the suitcase provided enough proof for a decision to be made that the suitcase belonged to the deceased.
Why would Cowan and Cleland go to this trouble when the deceased’s fingerprints were almost certainly on many of the items in the suitcase thought to have belonged to him?
Wasn’t it Leane who delivered them the clothes? Did they not ask him this question?