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  • New ID on Jack the Ripper [Artist Walter Richard Sickert, 1860 - 1942]

    12/07/2001 9:42:10 AM PST · by SlickWillard · 36 replies · 9,740+ views
    This is London ^ | December 7, 2001 | Unattributed Standard Reporter
    New ID on Jack the Ripperby Standard ReporterCrime writer Patricia Cornwell claims to have unearthed proof that Jack the Ripper was in fact the painter Walter Sickert. The best-selling American novelist spent almost £3million in her investigation, flying US forensic experts to London to examine the notorious Ripper letters. She claims they bear the same distinctive water mark as Sickert's stationery. Ms Cornwell also bought 30 of the artist's works, ripping one of them up completely in her hunt for clues. Twenty years after the 1888 crimes Sickert painted a series of gruesome pictures of a murdered prostitute. Ms Cornwell ...
  • Jack the Ripper unmasked

    09/06/2014 5:59:54 PM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 130 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 9/6/2014 | Russell Edwards
    It is the greatest murder mystery of all time, a puzzle that has perplexed criminologists for more than a century and spawned books, films and myriad theories ranging from the plausible to the utterly bizarre. But now, thanks to modern forensic science, The Mail on Sunday can exclusively reveal the true identity of Jack the Ripper, the serial killer responsible for at least five grisly murders in Whitechapel in East London during the autumn of 1888. DNA evidence has now shown beyond reasonable doubt which one of six key suspects commonly cited in connection with the Ripper’s reign of terror...
  • ‘Jack the Ripper’ as we know him never existed: researcher

    09/25/2013 5:18:27 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 35 replies
    TORONTO SUN ^ | September 25, 2013 | QMI AGENCY
    After 125 years, "Jack the Ripper" has apparently been debunked. Former murder investigator Trevor Marriott spent 11 years pouring over Scotland Yard files and said he learned that the legend of Jack the Ripper as we know it is wrong, Britain's Daily Express reports. He also said he's figured out who the real Whitechapel killer might be. Marriott concluded that Central News Agency journalist Thomas Bulling reportedly coined “Jack the Ripper” and sent police a letter from “him” 1888. In Victorian-era London, five prostitutes' murders were supposedly committed by Jack the Ripper, a rich, educated man -- possibly a doctor...
  • Is this the face of Jack the Ripper?

    08/30/2011 7:20:13 PM PDT · by decimon · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | August 30, 2011 | Dr Xanthe Mallett
    Jack the Ripper is the world's most famous cold case - the identity of the man who brutally murdered five women in London's East End in autumn 1888 remains a mystery. More than 200 suspects have been named. But to Ripper expert Trevor Marriott, a former murder squad detective, German merchant Carl Feigenbaum is the top suspect. Convicted of murdering his landlady in Manhattan, Feigenbaum died in the electric chair in New York's Sing Sing prison in 1894. His lawyer suspected him of the Ripper murders too. No photos of Feigenbaum exist. So Marriott has produced this new e-fit for...
  • Ripper case notes given to museum (New clue in Jack the Ripper case)

    07/13/2006 9:01:23 PM PDT · by CurlyBill · 22 replies · 1,191+ views
    BBC News ^ | July 13, 2006 | BBC
    Ripper case notes given to museum Handwritten notes which name a prime suspect in the 1880s serial killer Jack The Ripper case have taken their place in Scotland Yard's Crime Museum. The notes, donated by relatives of an officer involved in the original investigation, identify Polish barber Aaron Kosminski as the murderer. This marked the re-launch of the museum which features exhibits from famous cases dating back to 1875. The exhibition, which is used in police training, is not open to the public. Relatives of Ch Insp Donald Swanson, the senior investigating officer of the Jack the Ripper case, handed...