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DNA searching: a personal experience

My guess is the Somerton Man was estranged from his family as well and left few to no public records. So time is of the essence here… Matthew Kleid

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Boxall’s memories of Jessica and the meaning of Verse 70

‘She was a very quiet sort of girl ..’

Indeed, indeed, Repentance oft before

‘She was very young, she was very young, .. ‘

I swore – but was I sober when I swore?

‘..she was just a young girl.’

And then and then came Spring,

‘.. she would be a very reserved young woman.’

and Rose-in hand

‘.. very quiet sort of girl ..’

My thread-bare Penitence apieces tore.

‘.. and even today, I don’t know what the girl’s surname was.’

 

Littlemore: ‘That’s funny isn’t it, because she knew yours.’

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The meaning (of V70) is clear enough: The writer intended to mend his ways often enough, but never quite made it! The Spring and the Rose are here symbols of the attraction back to his old ways.

Bob Forrest.

Boxall’s responses lifted from Stuart Littlemore’s interview notes.

The incongruity evidenced above might lead to the conclusion that the inscription was not written by the same very young, quiet and reserved woman Alf Boxall remembered.

The vacant interior of 90A Moseley Street

Some think the Somerton Man died in this house then was transported to the beach. Perhaps the pasty he was found to have eaten was warmed over in the oven pictured in the kitchen, it looks old enough. Perhaps he walked down the hallway, sat on a couch in the living room, ate the pasty, died and was later carried out the front door.

Take the tour.

1 bedroom. 1 bathroom. 0 parking. Land size 721 m2

Images lifted from a 2011 realestate.com.au listing

Paul Lawson and I had much in common

Paul Lawson never spoke to Jessica Harkness, never met Alf Boxall and was not privy to the investigation in any way other than what he may have overheard while working on a seriously corrupt, long dead and embalmed body in the morgue, though I suspect the stink of the body’s decomposition and the accompanying stench on Lawson’s clothes and hands would have kept him a foot or two away from any of the detectives assigned to watch over the work, though I have little doubt he was included in their conversations, being a gregarious man with a robust sense of humour.

Unsurprisingly he became fascinated with the case and eventually settled on a pet theory that had Harkness and Boxall involved in an Intelligence operation while both were working in Sydney.

There is no evidence to support Lawson’s hypothesis just as there is no evidence to suggest Jessica Harkness was ever a member of the Communist Party.

After having had a few conversations with Paul shortly before he died I can only say he easily surpassed my pedestrian imaginative powers with his own and his memories of those heady days were as clear as if they had happened yesterday, though even Stuart Littlemore couldn’t fox anything of a confidential nature out of Paul when he interviewed him years later.

And as far as having something in common with Paul, he was a champion grappler and I was an almost champion surfboard rider.

It has to be said, nobody but nobody could have been as incompetent as Detective Sergeant Leane of the South Australian Police.

UPDATED ….

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Some inconsistencies with regard to the Somerton Man’s personal effects.

The challenge here is not to supply an explanation for just one of these inconsistencies, it is to explain them all.

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The Mystery of the Somerton Man’s Barbour’s Thread.

Was the thread photographed because it was thought to have been used in conjunction with the tools or was it done to identify the Somerton Man as someone who used that particular thread to repair his clothing?

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RACHEL EGAN’S DNA LINKED TO PROSPER THOMSON – Part 2

If one has the DNA test data it is relatively easy to sort out where the connection is provided if it isn’t too deep in the past (say 200+ years), and even then it is possible to find the connection with enough effort. Byron Deveson.

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How and where did the Somerton Man die – and who was he with at the time?

This was not murder disguised as suicide, it was suicide underlined !

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Implications stemming from Rachel Egan’s shared DNA and a word from Dr Carolyn Bilsborow.

It would be one thing to ask someone to move the body of a murdered man, another to dispose of the body of a suicide.

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The 2021 Somerton Man Success Scoreboard

2021 was the year not much happened as far as the Somerton Man Case is concerned, except ..

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Who was the ‘real’ Jessica Harkness?

She lied to his face: a detective with thirty homicide years on the clock,

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Things folks know and things they don’t about the Somerton Man Murder Mystery..

Join the dots.

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Whatever happened to the Somerton Man’s brown knitted pullover?

Fifteen investigative and one coronial failure cannot be the result of incompetence, surely.

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WHAT ALF BOXALL SAID ABOUT JESSICA IN 1978 .. ” even today, I don’t know what the girl’s surname was.”

.. taken from Stuart Littlemore's notes on the (60 Minutes) interview he had with Boxall

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Jestyn: ‘her tremendous courage.’

The four interviews.

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The Somerton Man’s missing teeth: why they matter.

Perhaps Professor Cleland's knowledge of the components used in denture manufacture was restricted to whatever was available in Adelaide.

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The Somerton Man Investigation – what went wrong.

Fourteen instances

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Prosper Thomson’s Family Tree.

Commencing with the first born.

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RACHEL EGAN’S DNA LINKED TO PROSPER THOMSON..

Something Professor Abbott would prefer not to discuss

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DNA, mtDNA, genealogy,mass spectroscopy and nuclear related matters. Byron Deveson.

Comments by Byron Deveson and a word from Derek Abbott.

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The Somerton Man and what may have ailed him. Byron Deveson.

One thousand one hundred and sixty words ... all technical.

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25 What was he poisoned with? Cowan, Hicks and Cleland.

Remarks by James Cowan, Professor Sir Stanton Hicks and Coroner Cleland

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WHERE DID HE DIE? Coroner Cleland, Professor Cleland and Professor Stanton Hicks.

Remarks by Coroner Cleland, Professor Cleland, Professor Sir Stanton Hicks, Detective Sergeant Don O'Doherty.

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The question of lividity (and a final twist).

Remarks by Professor Cleland, PC Moss, Gerry Feltus, Dr John Dwyer, Coroner Cleland and Professor Sir Stanton Hicks

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