The copy of the Rubiyat was in Persian? Is that correct? Tamam Shud means: It is Ended, in Farsi, so that isn't really a mystery I think. Who ended the man's life and why? I imagine the killer spoke Farsi if he knew which page and which words to cut out. It is interesting that this death would have occurred about the time the Shah of Iran's leadership was becoming sorely tested and the same time he divorced his Egyptian wife, or she him.
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Thanks Magpie - that's intriguing and I noticed the ears before I even read the article. That said, I don't see any mole in either picture so what's that about? 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 suppose the next thing to check is if H.C. Reynolds is missing. If it is Mr. Reynolds, it still doesn't solve what or who killed him among other things.
This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.
Some interesting new developments, with the woman in the case being publicly identified and comments from her daughter, daughter-in-law and granddaughter (the last of whom believes she may also be the granddaughter of the Somerton Man and is requesting that his remains be exhumed for DNA testing): http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/a...spx?id=8759245
No. The suggestion is that the woman (now dead) was spying for the Soviet Union, but the best prospect for identifying the man seemed to be that DNA analysis could give an indication of where in the world he came from.
It's terribly morbid of me, but one of the most interesting things about living in the 21st century is seeing all these historical mysteries solved-- Anastasia, maybe this one now, Richard III, and lots of lesser known, but decades old cold cases.