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  • #31
    Originally posted by sdreid View Post
    Also, the deceased man looks older than 48 to me but maybe I'm confusing what 48 looks like now compared to 64 year ago.
    I think you may be interpreting postmortem skin slippage as wrinkles. You can pretty much assume his skin was tighter and less wrinkled-looking in life. If you have ever had the misfortune of seeing the unembalmed corpse of a child that is a few days dead, it's shocking how wrinkled the face looks.

    How is it that suicide is ruled out? because the means of death is so well-obscured? the "Taman Shud" strikes me as a suicide note.

    The code, or whatever, may have been an attempt to work out some personal code for the note, which proved not worth the trouble, and "Taman Shud" was Plan B.

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    • #32
      BTW, does anyone else think one of the images is reversed? the right eye and ear on the ID look like the left eye and ear on the death picture.

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      • #33
        "California Sunday" has an interesting article about current developments in the Taman Shud mystery. https://stories.californiasunday.com.../somerton-man/
        - Ginger

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        • #34
          Does a crime scene photo of Somerton Man exist?
          This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.

          Stan Reid

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          • #35
            Originally posted by sdreid View Post
            Does a crime scene photo of Somerton Man exist?
            Not that I've ever stumbled across but I haven't really searched.
            G U T

            There are two ways to be fooled, one is to believe what isn't true, the other is to refuse to believe that which is true.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by GUT View Post
              Not that I've ever stumbled across but I haven't really searched.
              I don't see one on the internet but that doesn't mean that police don't have one they haven't released.
              This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.

              Stan Reid

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              • #37
                Writer of a popular fictional detective story series, here in Oz, Kerry Greenwood as written a (non fiction) book about the murder, "Tamam Shud: The Somerton Man Mystery".
                dustymiller
                aka drstrange


                "Whenever an expert says something that bolsters the Lechmere theory, it is not my task to disprove him ..."
                Fisherman

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Ginger View Post
                  "California Sunday" has an interesting article about current developments in the Taman Shud mystery. https://stories.californiasunday.com.../somerton-man/
                  What a fascinating article on Somerton man, Ginger. Thanks for posting it. It was typical I suppose that during the 1940/1950's, the 'Russian spy' theory would come up.

                  It does appear that SM wasn't an Aussie. When I first saw that photo years ago he seemed to me to be Eastern European in appearance. I suppose Abbott has, in his obsessive way, been checking through dance companies in the U.S., where SM probably had spent some time, to see if any male dancers had disappeared after the war.

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                  • #39
                    Stan,
                    There is a Photo of the Somerton Man as found.It has been published.
                    He was still clutching the remains of a cigarette ,and there was cigarette ash on the collar of the coat.It appears a peacefull death.
                    Regards.

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                    • #40
                      New news?

                      https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article...e-somerton-man
                      “Sans arme, sans violence et sans haine”

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                      • #41
                        Good news,
                        I have a list of know deserters from ships visiting around that time.I will check when I have tim.

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                        • #42
                          last word should be time.

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