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Jessica was immediately interviewed by police. She said had no explanation for why her phone number was in the book. She also said she didn’t know the dead man and she had no idea why the man was there. She also reported that in late 1948 an unidentified man asked a neighbor about her. Nonetheless, many reported she was very evasive about the whole story and when she saw the plaster cast of the man she looked somehow disturbed about it. Detective Leane thought she was “completely taken aback, to the point of giving the appearance that she was about to faint.”. Once she saw the cast, she never looked again at it. For some strange reason, the police, who did a very good job so far, didn’t insisted on interviewing Jessica. Also, in 1949, the police even renounced to keep a permanent record of her, a decision that hampered later investigations. Jessica Thomson was often referred to by several different pseudonyms, like Jestyn, and Teresa Johnson née Powell. Her real name was later considered important as it might have been the key to decode the text found on the book.
The decision of the police to gave up serious investigations on the woman was really strange, especially considering the her life. 📸: The flowers of Digitalis, which was probably the poison that caused the death of the Somerton Man.