The Taman Shud Mystery Man

6:30 a.m., December 1st, Somerton Beach in South Australia. A man is sat against a breakwall; an unlit cigarette perched on his slouched chest, his legs crossed. The well-dressed man has the appearance of sleeping off a late night drunk. But the man is not drunk, the man is dead.

Many people observed the now deceased man the night before, again, having the appearance of being drunk. He was seen being carried by another well-dressed man to the area where he would eventually be discovered the following morning.

At one point in the evening, the man is observed lying on his back in the sand and suddenly raising his hand to full extent, only to drop it.

The pathologist described the man as 40-45, in perfect shape, having the feet and legs of a ballet dancer, well dressed but not in possession of a hat, a rarity for time. It was noted that all labels on the clothing had been removed.

He had no identification on him and his dental records could not be matched to anyone. Even with the help of Scotland Yard and the FBI, they had no luck finding a match.

An autopsy on the man revealed that the cause of his death was most likely poisoning, making the sighting of the man being carried by another unknown, man a point of interest in the case.

A small piece of paper was found in the man’s pants pocket. On the paper, printed in unique font, were the words Tamam Shud. It appeared to be ripped from the page of a book, that book was found to be Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám. The phrase Tamam Shud in Persian means ended or finished. It is just my opinion, but I believe that the paper was planted on the man, so that when his body was found, the media would mention the tamam shud scrap, letting the right person, or persons, know that the man had successfully been killed.

More strange and cryptic evidence was linked to the mystery man with the discovery of a brown suitcase that was found at the train station where the man had checked it. Multiple garments in the suitcase also had their tags removed except for one tag that was left; it was a tag that read “KEANE” except for one tag that dropped the “E” at the end of “KEANE”. It is speculated that these tags that bore a name were left only because it wasn’t the man’s name. The man was embalmed and buried in the local cemetery. Flowers began showing up on the mystery man’s grave and a woman suspected of leaving them was questioned but she claimed it was not her.

All these strange details surrounding the tamam shud mystery man’s death have lead to the speculation that he was a spy, and to this day, his identity is still unknown.

Do this some other time. This is probably a hoax
Whenever I think of The Tamam Shud case, I tend to find it similar to the case of The Taured Man. In this case, an unknown man is uncounted in a Tokyo customs line where it is discovered that the man comes from a country that does not exist.

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