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Somerton man mystery 'solved' as DNA points to man's identity, professor claims

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A 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.
4 months ago·Adelaide, Australia

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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

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Researchers claim to have solved mystery of ‘Somerton man’

South Australia Police and Forensic Science South Australia have not verified the findings of Prof Abbott so far

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Somerton man mystery 'solved' as DNA points to man's identity, professor claims

A professor who has dedicated decades to solving one of Australia's most enduring mysteries claims he has discovered the identity of the Somerton man.

4 months ago·Atlanta, United States
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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.

4 months ago·New York, United States
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Researcher says he has identified Somerton Man, ending decades-long mystery

A researcher in the case of the Somerton Man says he has solved the decades-old mystery, identifying the figure as a Melbourne-born electrical engineer.

4 months ago·Australia
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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 …

4 months ago·Panama City, United States
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