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The Somerton Man Secrets.

1948

Glenelg. A small coastal town near Adelaide. A woman living there with her infant son. An unidentified male body found two hundred yards away from her address yet she appeared to have no knowledge of it. When interviewed by the police six months later she had a clear recollection of related events which happened over three years earlier but none at all concerning the body, despite giving strong indications that she knew him.

The woman’s boyfriend. A married car dealer with a record of minor infringements and a regular visitor to the woman’s Glenelg home. He too appeared to have no knowledge of the body found on the beach nearby. Not that he was asked as the police didn’t interview him.

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The Police delayed informing the press about the finding of a crucial piece of evidence for 51 days. The Tamam Shud slip.

The Rubaiyat. No official photos exist of this book.

The torn page. No official photo exists of this page.

The back cover. No official photo exists of the back cover.

No photo at all exists of the (woman’s) phone number found on the back of the book.

The code. No explanation has been given for the letter A appearing in the seventh position of every line of over six letters.

The witness Gordon Strapps. No one questioned why his sworn deposition describing the striped trousers being worn by the man he was watching on the evening of the 30th November was markedly different to the pair being worn by the man found dead the following morning.

The man found dead was wearing plain faun-brown trousers.

First responder PC Moss. No one questioned why his deposition differed from that of his superior, DS Leane who swore matches were found on the body.

“He didn’t have a match on him.” PC Moss – despite finding a half-smoked cigarette wedged under the dead man’s chin.

There is no evidence any of the police involved in the case, with the exception of DS Leane ever saw the book.

There has been no explanation given why the signature (Jestyn) written under the inscription of a Rubaiyat given by the woman to a former acquaintance was hidden when the book was displayed on national television.

None of the police involved in the case have ever come forward to say that they (1) saw the book, or (2) they didn’t see the book.

This is not a photo of the actual Rubaiyat, it is, to quote Gerry Feltus the cold case investigator, “Copy printed in media.”
This is not a photo of the actual torn page, it is, to quote Gerry Feltus the cold case investigator, “Copy produced in media depicting actual copy of Rubaiyat.”

Lastly, nobody knows from which parent Rachel inherited her Thomson DNA, the choice being Roma or Robin. Just as nobody knows from which parent Robin or Roma may have inherited it, though some romanticists link Prosper Thomson’s close attention to Jessica’s pregnancy and the birth of Robin in Adelaide as being more of a father’s than a step-father.

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. MyName #

    Hate to say it, but I find Leane unreliable. Pretty sure he wasn’t there on day 1, yet in the Littlemore doco he talks about a syringe being found nearby.
    Similarly, if he wasn’t at the beach on Dec 1 then any opinion he has about what was or wasn’t on the body is from a third party – so he’s not the one to be listening to about matches.

    June 7, 2021
  2. MyName #

    NB: 13/01/1949 “Chronicle”:
    An additional police officer,
    Detective Sergeant R. L. Leane,
    was assigned to the case on Sat-
    urday. He will now work with
    Detective Gollan and Plain-
    clothes Constables Sutherland
    and Horsnell.

    June 7, 2021

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