Who was the Somerton Man?

On December 1, 1948, a man’s body was found dead on Somerton Beach in Adelaide.He was clean shaven and wearing a suit and tie. But nobody knew who he was or how he died. He had no belongings or identification and the tags of his clothes had been removed.

70 years later, the case of the Somerton Man, as he went on to be known, remains unsolved. But a recent break through in the case may bring us one step closer to identifying the mystery man.   


Professor Derek Abott from the University of Adelaide is still trying to solve the case today and may also share a very special connection with the man. He joins us now. 

Your host is Smita Mistry

The Executive Producer is Elissa Ratliff

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