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One of Gordon Cramer’s digital makeovers

Digital silliness

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The Trinity. Keane, Thomson and Harkness.

Three of a kind

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Who killed T. Keane ?

And why ..

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Keane was a thief. No question.

Thirteen items prove it

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Keane’s thirteen tools of trade. Count them .. !

Their purpose

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Why Cowan didn’t identify the black powder

He only tested for common poisons

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Why is he called the ‘Unknown’ Man .. ?

.. when he had a name.

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The tools were used for stealing cars.

 

The square of metal foil. 

Used as a conductor, linking the ignition and starter button wiring, enabling the car to be started without a key.

The scissors.

Used to strip ignition wires of their sheathing prior to connecting them and starting the ignition sequence, enabling the car to be started without a key.

The table-knife snapped to a point.

Used in place of an ignition key, and used in a similar, exploratory fashion as a lock-pick. It could also be used to gain entry to a locked car by picking the door-lock.

The brush.

Used to apply graphite (a lubricant) to the innards of the ignition or door lock prior to inserting the knife point. 

The pencils.

A source of graphite. He had six of them.

The black powder shaken from the brush.

Graphite.

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And his name was Keane

Dogging Prosper’s footsteps

X3239 was Prosper's phone number ... not Jessica's

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Was the Somerton Man just another a car thief?

Something Derek Abbott may not wish to consider ..

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Recap

All we have are the tools

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A single uncancelled railway ticket to Henley Beach explained.

An explanation

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Was the Somerton Man a Prospector .. ?

Codes and place names. Motive.

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Investigative lapses in the Somerton Man Case

The litany

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The Case of Lost Opportunities

There will be no going back

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The six witnesses nobody has ever heard from

Why is that?

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The indignities of an exhumation – updated

.. with a comment from Derek Abbott

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