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Bizarre “Shark Arm Murder” mystery

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The tattooed arm of James Smith that was thrown up by at the Coogee Aquarium.

Excerpt from All About Sharks: A Complete Guide to the World’s Most Misunderstood Predator (Nov. 2017):

All About Sharks: A Complete Guide to the World's Most Misunderstood Predator by Blaise Jones
All About Sharks: A Complete Guide to the World’s Most Misunderstood Predator by Blaise Jones

At the Coogee Aquarium in 1935, a tiger shark vomited up a tattooed, human arm in front a stunned holiday weekend crowd.

The shark had been caught just a day earlier, but when experts examined the tattooed arm they found it had been carefully cut using knives, not bitten with teeth.

The arm was cut from a murdered victim and the shark had swallowed it whole.

The arm was key evidence in one of Australia’s most unusual murder mysteries, known as the “Shark Arm Murder.”

 

 

 
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