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5 Minutes

“There was one man up on top of the road.”*

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Gerry Feltus must have had other sources.

 

She told them the man was about 50 years of age.

Set your clock for one minute.

Wait.

 

She told them the man was of stocky build, not tall.

Set your clock for another minute.

Wait.

 

She told them the man was wearing a navy suit and a grey hat.

Set your clock for another minute.

Wait.

 

He was standing at the top of the steps and looking over at the man on the beach.

Set your clock for another  minute.

Wait.

 

She told them the man was standing at the top of the steps and looking over at the man on the beach for about five minutes.

Set your clock for another  minute.

Wait

 

 

That’s how long five minutes is.

*Olive Neill’s (brief) inquest statement.

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Clive #

    I wonder if this ‘5 minute man’ had the Rubaiyat in his pocket and, had arranged to meet the SM, only to find another man in his place? The ‘5 minute man’ realized things were awry and dumped the book into the open car window?

    April 7, 2021
    • Which would mean it was he who had Jessica’s phone number and was responsible for the code, which, you must admit, looked to have been done in a hurry.

      April 7, 2021
  2. Clive #

    From GF’s book, Olive mentions the ‘5 minute man’, was he already on site before Olive/Neil turned up?

    April 8, 2021
    • Anyone as incapacitated as the man they were all watching could not have arrived without being noticed .. so he may have managed it in a way that didn’t attract attention.

      April 8, 2021
  3. Clive #

    Makes me wonder if both the ‘5 minute man’ and the SM turned up together, both appearing to have had one too many, I doubt if any passers by would have thought much of it?

    April 8, 2021
    • If he had one too many Ms Neill didn’t mention it.

      April 8, 2021

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