Four people who have seen the Freeman Rubaiyat.
- The Chemist Freeman.
- His sister.
- His brother-in-law
- Detective Sergeant Lionel Leane.
And those who haven’t:
- Detective Gerry Feltus, cold case investigator and author of The Unknown Man.
- Chief Inspector Len Brown: succeeded Detective Sergeant Lionel Leane in the Somerton Body Case management.
- Professor Derek Abbott: widely acknowledged as the Somerton Body Case expert.
- The newspapers of the day.
- Jessica Harkness.
- Professor Cleland.
- Coroner Cleland.
- Alf Boxall.
- Detective Strangeway.
- Stuart Littlemore.
- His 60 Minutes cameraman.
- Detective Constable Horsnell.
- Detective Constable Canney.
- Police photographer James Durham.
- Constable Sutherland.
- Detective Gollan.
- The police constable in charge of the evidence room.
- The Naval Intelligence Office.
The following is a transcription of part of the 60 Minutes interview Brown had with Littlemore in 1978. It concerns the missing Freeman Rubaiyat.
Stuart. “Alright. Let’s go on to the book itself. Have you got it?”
Supt. Brown. “No. – er. I looked for this some five or six years ago and er, er I couldn’t find it, ah I believe Lionel – er – may have it, but of course, er, Lionel was well respected (?) for his loose leaf system of filing things and ah-if he can’t find it, well er you know – I wouldn’t be surprised about that.” *
Supt. Brown. “I don’t think there is any great significance** er – in the level that er -having possession of the book at this moment.”
** It would have held great significance for Gerry Feltus.
*I read this as Brown saying if Leane couldn’t find it he wouldn’t be surprised. Meaning it never existed in the first place.