Australian scientist close to solving the famous case of “Tamam shud”
In “Tamam shud” about the mysterious dead man found on an Australian beach, a new twist. Professor of Adelaide working on an Australian “mystery of the century”, believes that found the granddaughter of the deceased the unknown, married her and is now demanding the exhumation of mysterious men.
The inscription on one tomb in the cemetery of the Australian city “Adelaide” reads: “Here lies the unknown man found on Somerton beach 1st Dec 1948”.
Detecting human from Somerton, the circumstances of his death and many years of unsuccessful attempts to establish his identity became the main criminal mystery of Australia the twentieth century, comparable in popularity with “the secret of Dyatlov pass” in Russia.
The man’s body was found at 6.30 am by people walking on the beach in the suburbs of Adelaide. He was lying on the sand, his head leaning against concrete quay.
The coroner found that death occurred about 2 a.m., with no obvious signs that pointed to the cause of death has not been revealed. There were witnesses who the night before saw a man very similar to the deceased near the place of discovery of the body.
Some have shown that saw how the man moved his arms, others considered him drunk and paid no attention. Age was found Mr — 40-45 years old, he was clean-shaven in appearance resembled the British. Well dressed: white shirt, tie, brown pants, shoes. Despite the fact that Adelaide was quite hot days and nights, if it were a knitted sweater and jacket.
At the initial examination attention was drawn to the fact that all the labels on the clothes carefully unpicked, tags indicating the names, which was made to sew for the Laundry room — no.
Discovered in his pocket an unused train ticket from Adelaide station, used bus ticket, matches, cigarettes. Despite the damage, experts were convinced that the man died an unnatural death — the stomach was found blood, and they came to the conclusion that the cause of death could be dissolved poisons, traces of which, however, could not be found. The announcement of help in establishing the identity of the deceased was given in the Newspapers, but no leads appeared.
A new twist happened a month later when in the storage station, Adelaide was found a suitcase, and commissioned on 30 November at 11.00 am — for half a day before the alleged death of the man.
There was a Bathrobe, underwear, pants, table knife, converted into a shank, flat screwdriver and several other things. All the labels on the clothes were also cut.
However, an even more surprising discovery was made after more detailed examination of the clothing was found a man. In a secret pocket was found a piece of paper with the strange words “Tamam Shud”. The library staff was transferred from the Persian phrase which means “finished” or “completed” — this phrase ended the collection “Rubaiyat” of Omar Khayyam.
To find the book from which the cut piece of paper, police announced a nationwide search. And 8 months later after finding the body the police came a resident of Somerton. He brought a copy of “Rubaiyat,” which, according to him, found in the back seat of his car for a few days before the incident. All this time the book was in the glove compartment of the car, and only after the announcement in the Newspapers the owner of the car took her to the investigator.
On the back of the book, from which were cut the words with a pencil was written 5 obscure words. The book was found by the phone of a young nurse who lived near the ill-fated beach. According to her, she was not acquainted with the deceased, but her neighbors told me that in late November a man came to him and inquired about it.
When investigators showed her a plaster bust of the deceased, that, according to the investigation, almost fainted.
However, for all her life, she didn’t say anything about the case, to the public she is known by the nickname “Justin”. For decades the mystery of the “Tamam shud” overgrown with new versions, according to one of them the murder was the work of the security services. The late 40-ies occurred at the beginning of the cold war. And near Adelaide, at the site of Woomera then held secret launches missiles.
An investigation of the case repeatedly connected to different detectives, including Scotland Yard, but serious progress in the investigation was not done. On the eve of the Australian broadcaster ABC published a story Derek Abbott, Professor at the University of Adelaide, who for many years engaged in this business.