.. and the dictates of espionage related paranoia.
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To whom it may concern ….
What might interest you is that I found a newspaper interview with PC Moss, the policeman who first attended and completed a thorough search of the body.
In this interview he states categorically that there were no matches found on the body.
Yet the man in charge of the investigation, DS Leane, swore there were.
The other item of interest, and one that has been overlooked for seventy years can be found on Gordon Strapps’ deposition where he describes the man he and his girlfriend were watching as wearing different clothing to that being worn by the man found dead the next morning. Strapps was specific.
Taking these two examples then adding the witness account of a man seen carrying a man along the Somerton Beach foreshore in the evening of 30 Nov (as recounted in Feltus’ book) makes almost certain that the man being carried was the Somerton Man.
What makes all of this so tasty, remembering there was a half-smoked cigarette found on the body, is that according to Moss he would not have been able to light it, but according to Leane, he could.
Why would Leane have done that? Why change the facts? And for what purpose?
Kate Thomson said in her interview that her mother told her the case was in the hands of a ‘higher authority’ – being someone other than the police.
The above appears to bear this out.
One more thing: how would the Somerton Man have been able to trace Harkness – not only to Adelaide but the suburb she lived in – given the precautions she undertook to hide her identity and considering the distances she’d travelled?
And how did he know X 3239 was her phone number? She was known as Jessica Harkness in Sydney but changed her name to Jessica Thomson when in Adelaide.
Hope this tickles up a little interest …
All the best.
Thomson J E Sister 90a Moseley Glnlg .... X3239
How would these judgements have changed if the men involved in making them took proper notice of the sworn evidence?
Like journalist Isabelle Stackpool's poorly researched article for the Daily Mail