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Why was the Tamam Shud slip hidden so carefully when the book was dumped for anyone to find?


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  1. Frank #

    It’s a good question, and I think it’s been asked before – but never answered.

    For that matter, Why was the slip so carefully hidden. Doesn’t really make sense if it’s a suicide, but doesn’t really make much sense if it was being used as ID – because it would have been in use during his final moments and it’s hard to imagine an opportunity to hide it afterward. Unless, of course SM met his fate with someone other than the the target he was meeting.
    Also, why throw the book in a car? Maybe it’s sort of where you’re going with your question, but it was almost like someone WANTED it to be found. It’s been suggested elsewhere that teh holder of the book may have been followed and was trying to get rid of the book at the nearest convenience, but it’s hard to imagine how dumping it in a car is more subtle than dropping it in a gutter, or throwing it over a fence or disposing of it any number of different ways.

    June 15, 2022
  2. Thanks Frank. It does look though that the individual who tossed the book away wasn’t working to the same rules as the Somerton Man, which means he wasn’t the person meant to use it as ID. So where did he fit?

    June 15, 2022
  3. Carlo #

    Thanks for your insights and questions.

    June 15, 2022
  4. Anytime Carlo. The other thing about the book is that whoever tossed it mustn’t have known Harkness’ phone number was written on the back, which could only mean he didn’t write it, yet another indicator of there being a 3rd person in the mix.

    June 15, 2022
  5. Clive #

    Maybe the man who stood at the top of the steps, looking down at the SM, for 5 mins was the ‘other man’? He had the Rubaiyat and, because of the situation, he was the one who dumped the Rubaiyat in Freemsn’s car being unaware that Jessie’s number was written on the back.

    June 15, 2022
  6. The bloke he was looking at wasn’t SM, he was wearing different trousers. Strapps was adamant. Cramer as usual has muddied that water.

    June 15, 2022

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