Mystery of Somerton man’s identity solved after 73 years, researchers in Australia say
Cryptic clues about man found on an Adelaide beach in 1948 spawned theories of jilted lovers and cold war spies – but the truth may open up even more questions
DNA Researchers Name the Somerton Man, Australia’s 73-Year-Old Cold Case
Sleuths amateur and professional alike have been puzzled for years by the discovery in 1948 of an unidentified man’s body slumped by a sea wall near Adelaide. The South Australian police have not verified the new finding.
Somerton man mystery 'solved' as DNA points to man's identity, professor claims
By Hilary Whiteman, CNNA professor who has dedicated decades to solving one of Australia’s most enduring mysteries claims he has discovered the identity of the Somerton man.Derek Abbott, from the University of Adelaide, says the body of a man found on one of the city’s beaches in 1948 belonged to Carl “Charles” Webb, an electrical engineer and instrument maker born in Melbourne in 1905.South Australia Police and Forensic Science South Australia …