Derek Abbott’s head is spinning. ‘I’m just going to shut up now ..’
“So my head is spinning,” Dr. Abbott said. “Does that prove she’s not connected now to the Somerton man? Or does that prove that somehow the Somerton man is related to her assumed grandfather? It’s getting all complicated, so complicated that I’m just going to shut up now and let the DNA from the Somerton man speak for itself.”
“More recently, according to Colleen Fitzpatrick, a forensic genealogist who has worked with Dr. Abbott but is not involved in the exhumation, links (in Ms Egan’s DNA) were also found to the grandparents of the man that Jo Thomson eventually married.” *
Allan Yuhas of the New York Times – 22 May 2021
UPDATE June 2, 2021.
Unconfirmed information is that a large Australian media network pulled the plug on a Somerton Man exhumation coverage at about the same time of Fitzpatrick’s startling news, and I’ve yet to find anything about the recent development in the Australian Newspapers, Murdoch Press included.
Thanks to RC for the heads up.