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  • ‘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...