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  • Why Jack the Ripper's Identity May Soon Be Proven

    08/05/2015 8:24:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Despite the length of time that has passed since he first terrorized London, enthusiasm and interest in Jack the Ripper has never been stronger. Which is why we're closer than ever to unmasking him (3:21)
  • Jack the Ripper was Whitechapel meat cart driver, claims criminologist

    11/20/2014 11:08:11 AM PST · by the scotsman · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20th November 2014 | Gemma Mullin
    'Jack the Ripper was a meat cart driver in Whitechapel, who legitimately blood-spattered appearance helped him evade justice, a criminologist has claimed. Dr Gareth Norris from Aberystwyth University believes 'carman' Charles Allen Lechmere, whose early route to work coincided with locations of Ripper killings, should be considered a suspect. Lechmere was found leaning over victim Mary Ann 'Polly' Nichols' body on Buck's Row in Whitechapel on August 31, 1888 and told police he had only been there a few minutes. But research has revealed that he lied to police about his name, calling himself Cross, and it was likely that...
  • Report: How the scientist who ‘unmasked’ Jack the Ripper made a ‘serious’ error

    10/20/2014 6:02:10 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 25 replies
    And so one of the West’s greatest, most enduring mysteries, which has spurred numerous failed attempts to crack it, continues. It’s the saga of Jack the Ripper, who committed at least five grisly murders in East London in the autumn of 1888 and then, poof, disappeared, never to be identified.
  • DNA tests ‘Prove’ that Jack the Ripper was a Polish Immigrant named Aaron Kosminski

    09/07/2014 8:44:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 47 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | September 7, 2014 | Staff
    THE search to uncover the identity of Jack the Ripper appears to be over. DNA on a shawl found near one of the victims, Catherine Eddowes, reportedly contains a match to both her and one of the chief suspects, Aaron Kosminsky. The Polish hairdresser, who moved to England with his family in 1881, was committed to a mental asylum at the peak of Ripper hysteria. Is this Jack the Ripper? Revealed? ... DNA evidence reportedly confirms that Aaron Kosminski is Jack the Ripper. Picture: Supplied The breakthrough came when Dr Jari Louhelainen, an expert in historic DNA, was commissioned to...
  • Identity of notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper finally revealed

    09/08/2014 5:50:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Vital DNA evidence has finally uncovered the identity of notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper. The man behind the grisly killing spree in London’s East End has been unveiled as Aaron Kosminkski, a 23-year-old Polish immigrant who ended up dying in an asylum. A blood soaked shawl, purchased by author Russell Edwards, led to the breakthrough when a scientist matched DNA evidence left on it to descendants of Kosminski. Mr Edwards, 48, from Barnet, north London, was "captivated" by the murder mystery and had been investigating it in his spare time, but had come to the conclusion it could never...
  • Jack the Ripper unmasked

    09/06/2014 5:59:54 PM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 131 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...
  • Was Jack the Ripper a prominent London abortionist? Well, maybe

    11/03/2011 9:45:21 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 23 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11-3-11 | John Jalsevac
    It’s one of the most notorious unsolved mysteries in history: who was Jack the Ripper, the Victorian serial killer who surgically disemboweled five prostitutes in the fall of 1888? According to claims that are currently getting a great deal of media attention in Britain, he may be none other than prominent surgeon Sir John Williams – who, in addition to serving as Queen Victoria’s surgeon in London, was also a well-known abortionist. In a new book, Sir John’s great-great-great-great nephew, Tony Williams, presents evidence for Sir John’s guilt, including his discovery of a six-inch surgical knife among his ancestor’s possessions...
  • Kelly skull linked to Jack the Ripper suspect

    09/04/2011 10:39:54 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 16 replies ^ | September 2, 2011 | Malcolm Quekett
    The skull that sparked a hunt for Ned Kelly's skeleton may belong to a serial killer once arrested in WA and suspected of being Jack the Ripper. An investigation into the identity of the skull began after former Derby farmer Tom Baxter handed it over in 2009, claiming it belonged to Kelly. It has never been revealed how he got the skull, which was stolen from a glass cabinet in the Old Melbourne Gaol in 1978. Heritage Victoria senior archaeologist Jeremy Smith said yesterday that Mr Baxter had claimed the skull came into his possession about a week after it...
  • Is This the Face of Jack The Ripper?

    09/02/2011 2:19:19 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Fri Sep 2, 2011 03:39 PM ET | Analysis by Rossella Lorenzi
    Thin-haired with deep-set grey eyes and a large, red pimpled nose: this is how Jack the Ripper, perhaps the most notorious murderer in history, might have looked, according to new archival research into police documents. Retired British police detective, Trevor Marriott, gathered together evidence and has built a case against Carl Feigenbaum, a 54-year-old German merchant seaman, and made him the top suspect for committing the horrific and notorious murders between August and November 1888. At that time, at least five women in the Whitechapel area in London were found horribly disfigured, often with organs missing. The name Jack the...
  • 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...
  • Police make bizarre legal battle to keep Jack the Ripper files secret... 'confidentiality'

    05/15/2011 7:15:40 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 79 replies
    Mail on Sunday ^ | 15th May 2011
    The Met Police is fighting a legal battle to keep files detailing the investigation into the notorious Jack the Ripper case secret - to maintain confidentiality for Victorian 'supergrasses'. The documents are said to include four new suspects for the serial killings which terrorised Whitechapel in 1888 and have become one of the world's most infamous unsolved cases. The historic ledgers have 36,000 entries detailing police interaction with informants between 1888 to 1912. However, Scotland Yard reportedly believes disclosing the names could hinder recruiting and gathering information from modern informants, affecting terrorism investigations - and even lead to the Victorians'...
  • Jack the Ripper's identity finally uncovered?

    04/16/2011 9:17:07 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 50 replies
    Telegraph.Co.Uk ^ | Saturday April 16 2011
    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.
  • 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's Face 'Revealed'

    11/20/2006 12:09:46 PM PST · by blam · 79 replies · 4,823+ views
    BBC ^ | 11-20-2006
    Jack the Ripper's face 'revealed'Experts used modern techniques to create the Ripper's face An e-fit showing what detectives believe serial killer Jack the Ripper looked like has been revealed. Using new profiling techniques, investigators have created a picture of what they believe the 19th Century murderer would have looked like. The man, who evaded police in the 1880s, is thought to have killed and mutilated five London prostitutes. The Scotland Yard team describe him as "frighteningly normal" but someone capable of "extraordinary cruelty". And investigators have admitted that police at the time were probably searching for the wrong kind of...
  • 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...
  • DNA hints at Jill the Ripper

    05/16/2006 8:48:57 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 60 replies · 2,017+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 17 May 2006 | Jade Bilowol
    JACK the Ripper could well be a Jill. In a bid to crack the identity of one of the greatest murder mysteries of all time, technology developed in Australia has tested 118-year-old DNA the notorious serial killer may have left behind and built a partial female profile. Scientist Ian Findlay today said the partial profile had been created from saliva possibly from the Ripper on the back of stamps on the envelopes of letters sent to London police. Most of the 600 or so letters claiming to have come from the Ripper – who butchered at least five prostitutes in...
  • Scientist’s quest to solve Ripper case (Jack the Ripper)

    12/17/2005 12:33:45 PM PST · by wagglebee · 58 replies · 1,376+ views
    icLanarkshire ^ | 12/15/05 | Emily Henderson
    A SCIENTIST from Blantyre is playing a key part in solving one of the world’s most famous mysteries ... the identity of serial killer Jack the Ripper. Last week, Professor Ian Findlay (39), who grew up in Station Road, and now works in Australia, was in London to test traces of saliva on stamps attached to letters sent to police at the time they were trying to catch the notorious murderer. Ian has developed DNA identification technology called Cell-Track ID at Brisbane forensic laboratory, Gribbles Molecular Science, which can extract and compile a DNA fingerprint from a single cell or...
  • Author denies 'Ripper' obsession (By taking out two page ad in newspaper)

    08/27/2005 4:13:24 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 2 replies · 237+ views
    BBC ^ | today | staff
    Author denies 'Ripper' obsession Crime author Patricia Cornwell has taken out full-page ads in two national newspapers to deny she is obsessed with Jack the Ripper. Cornwell claimed artist Walter Sickert was Jack the Ripper in a book in 2002. Ripper experts rejected that theory. In Saturday's Guardian and Independent, Cornwell stands by her claim and calls on others to disprove it. The ads are thought to have cost more than £10,000 each. An updated edition of her book will appear next year. Cornwell wrote in the advert: "My ongoing investigation is far from an obsession but an excellent opportunity...
  • Jack the Ripper 'may have killed abroad'

    05/03/2005 1:50:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 1,635+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday May 3, 2005 | Mark Honigsbaum
    Murderer possibly a sailor rather than a surgeon, says new bookFor all the blood spilt by Jack the Ripper, and all the ink expended since by authors claiming to know his identity, ripperologists generally agree that with the killing of the prostitute Mary Kelly in Whitechapel on November 8 1888, his frenzied murder spree came to an abrupt end. After that "Jack" - if that was indeed his name - disappeared into the London fog, never to be seen again. But what if the murders continued in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua? And what if, after a break of eight...
  • Latest Ripper Suspect a Friend of Queen Victoria

    04/19/2005 7:54:46 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 22 replies · 1,231+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 20, 2005 | Unattributed
    Cardiff – A Welshman who was a personal friend of Queen Victoria has joined the long list of suspects accused of being serial killer Jack the Ripper, according to a BBC report. A book by Tony Williams of Swansea claims his ancestor, John Williams, was the murderer. Sir John was a doctor to the royals and a founder of the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth, on the west coast. Williams said he unearthed evidence linking the unsolved crimes to Sir John while carrying out research into the doctor's life. He claimed it showed that Sir John, his grandmother's great-great...