December 2020. Where are we?
No further. A complete and utter mystery. Claims of steganography not supported by independent analysis of the same source.
She knew him. The police knew she knew him. Her daughter knew she knew him. She would have been a key witness at the coronial inquest if called to testify.
Her inscribed gift to him was evidence that their relationship was more than casual.
The police investigation.
The Tamam Shud slip.
Had the press been given notice of Cleland’s finding in April, Chemist Freeman may have come forward with the Rubaiyat before the inquest.
Had the existence of the Rubaiyat been known prior to the inquest, the nurse would have been called to testify.
Inadequate. Depositions made in contradiction with each other. Crucial evidence ignored. Contradictions in sworn evidence not questioned.
Gordon Strapps and Olive Neill. The light was good enough for her to distinguish between the navy suit and the grey hat worn by the man standing above the steps. The light was also good enough for Strapps to note that the man they were watching was wearing striped trousers.
The box of Bryant and May matches.
PC Moss said he didn’t find any matches on the body.
DS Leane swore matches were found on the body
The Somerton Man.
He was not the man seen by the steps on the 30th.
He was the man seen being carried along the shore late in the evening on the 30th..
The half-smoked cigarette found under his chin was placed there by the man who deposited his body.