|Location||Somerton Park, South Australia|
|Found||1 December 1948|
|Unidentified for||71 years|
|Postmortem interval||24 hours|
|Body condition||Recognizable face|
|Age approximation||40 - 45|
|Height approximation||180 cm (5'11)|
|Weight approximation||80 kilos (176 pounds)|
|Cause of death||Poisoning(S)|
The phrase "Tamám Shud" was found on a piece of paper in his pocket. The paper was not discovered until months after his death. It translates to "it is ended," a quote from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.
His case was popular in Australia in the years immediately following his death. There has been heavy speculation that he may have been a spy during and immediately after World War II. Several personal items and clothing indicated the man may have originated from the United States.
After several denied requests, South Australia's Attorney General granted conditional approval for an exhumation of his remains in 2019 after the question of costs was settled and interested parties vouched to cover the costs. A potential granddaughter of the decedent is involved in the case.
- He had mousy-coloured hair, mixed with red and grey.
- He had grey eyes.
- His calf muscles were pronounced.
- He had three small scars on his left wrist.
- He had a scar inside of his left elbow.
- He had a scar on his upper left arm.
- He smoked.