Skip to comments.Jack the Ripper's identity finally uncovered?
Posted on 04/16/2011 9:17:07 AM PDT by Beowulf9
An historian has claimed to have discovered the real identity of Jack the Ripper, and believes the notorious Whitechapel murderer was also responsible for killing two more women.
Mei Trow used modern police forensic techniques, including psychological and geographical profiling, to identify Robert Mann, a morgue attendant, as the killer.
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I think we get one of these about every 6 months, don’t we?
“I think we get one of these about every 6 months, dont we?”
Yes, this particular one appeared Oct. 5, 2009. It’s old news.
Of course speculation on just who Ol’ Saucy Jack was is as big of a cottage industry as the JFK assassination.
(Personally, my money’s on Montague Druitt....)
I watched a TV show many years ago in which they had a bunch of top detectives listen to everything which is known about the case.
I recall they had an agent from Interpol, one from the FBI etc.
After presenting all the evidence they had each one vote in secret who they thought it was.
Every single one of them voted for the Polish Butcher. Several suspects such as Queen Victoria’s Son were dismissed as absolutely impossible.
I just bought my mother the Mariott book. Theory being he went from Whitechapel to NY, it’s true, a merchant marine did this and there were a couple of murders in NY similiar to Jack’s handiwork. He got the chair, (heheh, NY in the 1900s!)
Trevor Marriott, a retired detective thinks Jack the Ripper was a German merchant sailor Carl Feigenbaum.
I don't think the identify of the Ripper will ever be conclusively found. Both him (assuming it was a man) and everyone else living during that time are long dead and forensics and investigative science were primitive to say the least back then compared to now. This is the Mother of all Cold Cases! All the investigators profiled did agree on one thing, however, and that was given the current state of forensic and investigative science it is extremely unlikely the Ripper would have escaped justice had the Whitechapel murders occurred today.
There are so many Masonic symbols found in/around the murders (including the manner of dismemberment) that whoever did it was obviously a Mason.
The Polish butcher was not a Mason.
I believe there are quite a few of the suspects who were Masons.
Also, the Police Commissioner was a Mason, so this may explain why evidence, like the handwriting on the wall, was destroyed.
When are they going to claim he was a member of the Tea Party?
Well, that's an appropriate publisher.
(PSST.... Silly Saturday and your taxes are due Monday)
I have to say, in 1986, years before Patricia Cornwell claimed to have solved the ripper murders, Stephen Knight put out a book with the same theory, called Jack the Ripper, the Final Solution.
Claiming of course it was Walter Sickert the artist, whom I’ve read was out of the country for the murders most of the time and his last painting, which looked like Mary Jane Kelly, could’ve copied the pictures released in the newspaper prior to his painting being done.
A while back I took a personal tour of the Black Museum in New Scotland Yard.
The curator has case notes and an interesting book published shortly after the retirement of (and I forget) one of the leading supervisors on the case. In the margin of the page that starts the chapter on the Ripper, in hand-written script in pencil, you can clearly read the “final chapter” (actually, a couple of paragraphs) that identify Aaron Kosminski as the Ripper and offers up proof.
When asked why he has not released this book and proof, the curator stated he has done so with various authors, but as he said, while the authors found the proof of the Rippers identity compelling and certainly close the case, it would hurt other books that they are writing. Why end a good run on a great conspiracy?
There are reasons the police did not arrest the Ripper, and it had to do with a number of things:
1) A Jew found to be the culprit would inflame already passionate anti-Jewish hostility in London and in Europe, and the commissioner at the time, under pressure from the politicians at the time, did not want to go there.
2) The Ripper was sent to a sanitarium where he was watched closely and upon his release into the custody of his brother, lived a quiet life of no further crime — he was watched constantly until he died.
3) There are surviving relatives and they are aware of the infamy of their ancestor and do not grant permission to release the record.
4) And finally, the museum is for learning not for voyeuristic purposes, and therefore will not release to the general public, as all the items in the Black Museum are officially evidence and held as such.
Saw this on History Channel, last summer or fall. Pretty good theory.
Oh don’t even get me started on this either...
Certainly who ever ‘’Jack the Ripper’’ was will never truly be known but certainly he/she must’ve have been someone who was able to move freely about London’s East End. Someone who would have blended in with the lower-class elements and would not have stood out or attracted attention. England was still very much a class-ridden society and surely someone of the upper-classes, dressed in fine clothes and looking prosperous would have certainly attracted attention and would have be avoided by the denizens of White Chapel.
Please see Post 17 for additional information.
It was George W. Bush who did it! It’s my theory, and I’m sticking with it!
Was it a multi-day series of shows? Late 70s probably is the one I’m thinking of . . . for some reason I keep thinking Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman before or after so that’s the time frame I’m remembering. Wasn’t too bad of a program, especially for those times before Discovery, cable etc which today would do something like that.
I figured it was the butler.
I actually can’t recall much about the show. It might have been multi day but I don’t think so.
Not considered "compelling" because the details about the suspect, whether given by Anderson or Swanson are a very poor match to Aaron Kosminski.
Boy, I envy you being there and being able to see Whitechapel itself. Ever been over there? Is it still called Whitechapel?
Oops, I see it’s in the US. So where is this cemetary? Rochester or Gettysburgh?
Would like to see it myself.
Compelling because of the handwritten contemporaneous notes in the margin. Had facts and info not well known and certainly overlooked by many.
I will take the evidence as it stands along with the curators testimony (as he examined the evidence).
Can’t get any closer to the truth than the Black Museum.
There is no shortage of suspects.....
But they weren't contemporaneous. They had to be at least 22 years after the events.
There are at least half a dozen earlier accounts clearly refering to Montague John Druitt (whose name did not become public until the 1950s). The earliest in January 1889, when the head of the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee raised concern about police patrols in Whitechapel being reduced and was told "off the record, The Ripper is dead"
Loved that movie!
I thought it was Mack the Knife?
What amazes me is how shocking and scarey jack the ripper’s crimes were to society. Look at us now.
That’s the point, the notes in the margin that I saw, and as related by the curator, the notes were contemporaneous. . .as in written in the margins at the time the book was published. Perhaps I could have been more clear.
Nonetheless, the Black Museum has other evidence not shared publicly and the Black Museum has shared its evidence with various writers. They simply choose to perpetuate the myth.
Now, I have been there, I saw the evidence in the museum. I choose to believe my own eyes and the expert testimony of the curator at the time of my visit, as opposed to some writer looking for book sales.
That’s a good one—from “Amazon Women on the Moon.” In this latest installment of “Bullsh*t”
Ok, so go ahead and admit that you are a Mason.
Whoever did it was a great, great, great something of Sarah Palin.
Yep. I want DNA proof anyway. Do they even know where his body is interred?
No, he disappeared. There were some similar murders in NY City some months later, it’s rumored he left London and continued his spree in NYC. But of course, that’s never been proven, either.
“Ok, so go ahead and admit that you are a Mason.”
I have not problem admitting that. Do you? Don’t bother replying. Obviously you do.
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