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Australia's Somerton Man to be exhumed

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Eldorado

"One of Australia's most baffling cold cases is a step closer to being solved after more than seven decades of mystery.

"It's been almost 71 years since two trainee jockeys came across the body of a fully-clothed man lying near the shore of Somerton Park Beach, south of Adelaide, on December 1, 1948.

"The nationality of the victim, known only as the Somerton Man - as well as his purpose for being in the area - remains a mystery.

"A post-mortem determined he died of poisoning but police and coronial investigations were unable to identify the body."

Full monty at the UK Daily Mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7573831/Notorious-murder-mystery-one-step-closer-solved-Somerton-Man-exhumed.html

And at 7news Australia: https://7news.com.au/news/crime/body-of-somerton-man-south-australias-strangest-cold-case-to-be-exhumed-c-502980

At Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamam_Shud_case

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Robotic Jew

This is one of my favorite unsolved cases. Hoping the resolution doesn't bring too much disappointment. 

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Habitat

People love a mystery.

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Eldorado

After years of public discussion about digging up his remains, SA Police has now had an exhumation order approved by Attorney-General Vickie Chapman, who said the case had generated "intense public interest".

"This man could be someone's father, brother or cousin, and those relatives and friends deserve answers," she said.

"South Australia Police has since come to me with the funding and an application, and I have approved it.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-24/mysterious-somerton-man-to-be-exhumed-by-sa-police/100092750

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Holden M. Caulfield

I've always found this case interesting. Hopefully they can find out some new information

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