77,565. The police would almost certainly have been looking for somebody with anatomical knowledge and surgical skill. The skills would have been necessary for the murderer to have worked in the dark and remove those organs. Donald Rumbelow
77,566. Number 22 Batty Street had an American lodger. Who disappears after the Double Event. The reason he disappears is that the landlady discovers blood-soaked clothing and calls the police thinking this might be linked to the killing in the next street of Ms Stride. Donald Rumbelow
77,567. One of the more bizarre ones quite recently – I find this really bizarre – is that of Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland, has now been named as Jack the Ripper. Donald Rumbelow
77,568. The only night when Jack the Ripper left a clue behind ... when he murdered Catherine Eddowes in Mitre Square – it was more than apparent that a section of her apron had been taken away by her murderer, and that portion of apron was discovered at around about [sic] 2:55 in the morning ... There can be no doubt about it – he was heading home. So that suggests someone who lived in the East End of London. Richard Jones, Ripper historian and leader of Ripper walks
77,569. Jack the Ripper might have suffered from a sexually transmitted disease like syphilis: now syphilis was certainly endemic. Professor Bob Peckitt, forensic psychiatrist
77,570. A psychological profile of Jack the Ripper made by the FBI in 1888, one hundred years after the murders: the profile listed Jack’s likely age, and behaviour patterns and where he might live ... a mention in the report of the killer’s likely occupation – a mortician’s assistant, perhaps, or a morgue attendant. Jack the Ripper: Killer Revealed
77,571. Matha Tabaum like Jack’s other victims was middle-aged. Heavy drinking had broken her marriage and she supported herself with prostitution. Three weeks before the attack on Polly Nichols, Martha and her friend were entertaining clients – two guardsmen. Late that night Martha’s friend paired with one soldier, and Martha took the other into George Yard. The next morning Martha’s body was found on a landing in George Yard buildings. Her throat was not cut; the doctor at post-mortem said the fatal wound through her appeared to be have been inflicted by a dagger or a bayonet. ibid.
77,572. A last seventh victim: clay-pipe Alice McKenzie was murdered in July 1889. Like earlier victims was killed and mutilated in the street. ibid.
77,573. Robert Mann’s entry in the Whitechapel Registry of Deaths: it is he died on the 2nd January 1896. Cause of death ... tuberculosis. ibid.
77,574. Somewhere in the back of my mind I had this idea that there is a mortuary attendant in the Ripper story: his name is Robert Mann and he appeared at the Inquest of Polly Nichols. Mei Trow, Jack the Ripper: Killer Revealed
77,575. I believe that Robert Mann is out on the town that night as well. And he turns down George Yard buildings and he comes across the body of Martha Tabram. He can see that she is dead but this is his opportunity ... What we are seeing in that attack is the first tentative steps in the signature of a serial killer. ibid.
77,576. I believe Robert Mann would have taken his last victim clay-pipe Alice McKenzie along this alleyway. And here is where he killed her. But we are talking about a shadow of his former self. ibid.
77,577. For the second time the Ripper removes the deceased woman’s uterus. Jack has vanished by the time Eddowes is found by the police. But he leaves two more clues. A piece of Eddowes’ apron is discovered in a neighbouring street. And on the wall above it are words scrawled in chalk: The Jews are the men that will not be blamed for nothing. Mystery Files: Jack the Ripper
77,578. The police reports from the earlier murders speculate that the way the bodies are cut up indicates the Ripper could be a butcher: whereas Kelly’s autopsy report records that the perpetrator has no anatomical knowledge, throwing police off the possible killer’s scent. Following this line of inquiry there is a suspect who has been missed by the investigators. A man the police at the time were aware of but chose to ignore. Jacob [Levy] matches Pat Brown’s profile of the Ripper’s race and profession [Jewish and a Butcher]. But he also fits with another theory the police use to solve modern crimes: geo-profiling techniques predict that the killer lives within the circle of murders. Jacob Levy lived on Fieldgate Street, then moved to a butcher’s premises on Middlesex Street. Both are in the Ripper’s killing grounds. An analysis of a statement given by his wife suggests his mind is in a disturbed state ... Jacob’s death certificate confirms that he dies from syphilis. Which he could have contracted on the streets of Whitechapel. Syphilis takes his life in 1991 just two years after the Ripper killings. In his final medical report he claims to hear strange noises and says he is compelled to do immoral deeds. ibid.
77,579. The cut on Annie Chapman’s neck was so deep that it almost severed her head. Part of her uterus was missing. Her intestines had been drawn out and thrown up over her left shoulder. Jack the Ripper: First Serial Killer
77,580. Her [Liz Stride] body lay in Berners Street. When it was discovered at 12:45 it was still warm. The cut to the throat which killed her was still bleeding. She had died less than five minutes before. Beyond this single wound there was nothing else. No mutilation. ibid.
77,581. We know he went West to Mitre Square. He can have arrived there at no later than 1:30 because when the body of Catherine Eddowes was found at 1:45 it was obvious he had spent some time with it. Catherine Eddowes suffered worse degradation than any of the previous victims. ibid.
77,582. It's possible to place the Ripper in a third location that night. At 2:55 PC Alfred Long was conducting a search in Goulston Street. His eye was drawn to some graffiti. Directly beneath it a piece of blooded cloth. It had been cut from an apron Eddowes had been wearing. ibid.
77,583. Is it all about the kill, or is it about other behaviours that he wants to carry out on the victim? ... I believe that what we are looking at with Jack the Ripper is a sexual homicide ... He’s interested in people’s reaction and the impact of what he’s done. Laura Richards, Violent Crime Directorate New Scotland Yard
77,584. In Ripper Law the generally accepted number of victims is five: Polly Nichols, Annie Chapman, Liz Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Kelly. Martha Tabram is sometimes listed as the first Ripper victim, but not always. Her body had been found in Whitechapel three weeks earlier, dead from multiple stab wounds. The Victorian press linked her death and another murder that spring with the brutal slaying of Polly Nichols. Jack The Ripper: Is It Real?
77,585. Dr Robert d’Onston Stevenson ... was a medical doctor with a shady past. He’d studied black magic in west Africa and India, contracted VD from prostitutes in England, and his wife had mysteriously disappeared in the year before the Ripper murders took place ... d’Onston was on the police radar at the time of the murders. ibid.
77,586. Although Sickert was known for his landscapes he also painted pictures with titles like Jack the Ripper’s Bedroom, and the Camden Town Murder. ibid.
77,587. The Royal Conspiracy ... Prince Edward, Queen Victoria’s grandson, had an affair with a prostitute and got her pregnant. She let five fellow prostitutes in on the secret. All had to be silenced. Dr William Gull, surgeon to the Queen and a freemason, wielded the knife that kept the secret safe. Once all five of them were dead there was no need to kill anyone else. ibid.
77,588. Sickert was known to read up to ten newspapers a day ... I looked at some of his artwork and immediately my hair sort of stood on end. One thing that struck me that a lot of the artwork the women in it were all grotesque – they looked dead. Patricia Cornwell, author Portrait of a Killer
77,589. What your Ripper theorists tends to ignore, and the public ignored and the police ignored during the same period, is that torsos began to turn up, and these were not attributed to Jack the Ripper; but if you look at these particular cases I don’t know how you cannot think that Jack the Ripper might have been responsible. Patricia Cornwell