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Somerton man: Body exhumed in bid to solve Australian mystery

The body of a man found on a South Australian beach more than 70 years ago is being exhumed in the hope of solving one of the country's most intriguing mysteries.

The identity and cause of death of the so-called Somerton man remain unknown.

Over the years many theories have swirled as to his identity, from Cold War spy to rejected lover.

Now, Australian police say advances in DNA technology make exhumation worthwhile.


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