Skip to content

Common Misconceptions

  1. Jessica Harkness was known as Jestyn.
  2. Her phone number was found written on the back of the Rubaiyat.
  3. The man seen in the evening was the same man found dead in the morning.
  4. A box of Bryant and May matches was found on the body.
  5. Jessica Harkness signed the inscription (as Jestyn) on Boxall’s Rubaiyat.
  6. Jestyn was a pet name used by Jessica Harkness.
  7. Gordon Kenneth Strapps: A teenage boy, with his girlfriend Olive Neill, who reported seeing a body after it was reported by Lyons.
  8. Olive Constance Neill: A teenage girl, with her boyfriend Strapps, who reported seeing a body after it was reported by Lyons.
  9. Jessica Harkness wrote the inscription.

The great majority of these assertions are to be found under the UoA heading List of facts on the Tamam Shud case that are often misreported.’

  1. There is no evidence or witness statement to support this fact.
  2. Incorrect.
  3. Incorrect.
  4. Incorrect.
  5. There is no evidence or witness statement to support this fact.
  6. There is no evidence or witness statement to support this fact.
  7. Incorrect.
  8. Incorrect.
  9. There is no evidence or witness statement to support this fact.

https://www.eleceng.adelaide.edu.au/personal/dabbott/wiki/index.php/List_of_facts_on_the_Taman_Shud_Case_that_are_often_misreported

What’s more:

When interviewed by Stuart Littlemore, Alfred Boxall wasn’t asked  who wrote the inscription. He also wasn’t asked if he knew Jessica Harkness as Jestyn.

When Jessica Harkness was interviewed by Gerry Feltus, it is apparent he didn’t ask her if Jestyn was her nickname.

When interviewed by 60 minutes, Kate Thomson wasn’t asked if her mother was known by the pet name Jestyn.

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Clive #

    ABC RN have a 5 episode series on the SM, just listened to Ep.2-quite interesting!

    September 29, 2019
    • Fiona Ellis-Jones is reading from a faulty script – eg: she says SM was wearing an ‘immaculate’ suit when found, she also says ‘we know for sure the man was last seen alive the night before,’ she adds that matches were found on the body … she states the police found the TS slip.

      this is where I gave it up.

      September 29, 2019
  2. Clive #

    I wonder who supplied the script?

    September 29, 2019
    • Derek Abbott, John Ruffles plus a few. Seems none of the old school have ticked up their game. Frustrating this business of believing depositions.

      September 29, 2019

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s