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Why the exhumation will not happen in the foreseeable future.

I have it today from impeccable sources that a publicly supported exhumation of the remains of the Somerton Man will not take place without (1) an authority from the Coroner’s Court, and (2) a similar authority from the South Australian Police (SAPOL), who still regard it as an open case.

Despite its pre-election rhetoric, the South Australian Government’s undertaking to exhume the body remains hostage to these two conditions, neither of which is likely to be satisfied by Professors Abbott’s long-standing petition.

I’ve also been told that even if the petition raises 200,000 signatures, it will have no bearing whatsoever on any decision to exhume the Somerton Man’s remains.

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. пожалуйста #

    An open case they don’t fancy any new evidence for?

    Curious.

    October 15, 2020
  2. John Smith #

    It looks like our believing in SM kenotaf has some foundation 🙂

    October 16, 2020
  3. The reason for refusing to exhume supersedes local politics as both Labor and Liberal SA governments have declined to pursue the matter … this can only mean there is a national consideration to be taken into account and Canberra is involved in any decision to exhume the body of the Somerton Man.

    October 16, 2020
  4. Clive #

    Soviet agent “accidentally” murdered, his origins would be confirmed, more or less, by DNA. Or, was there something placed in the coffin which is Canberra’s concern?

    October 16, 2020

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