The Lower East Side was even more densely populated than London’s East End ... Hollander thinks there would be no better hiding place for the Ripper. ibid.
The death Marriott is investigating is that of sixty-year-old Carrie Brown. A prostitute. Known locally as Old Shakespeare. A night clerk discovered her mutilated body in the notorious East River Hotel in April 1891. ibid.
The killer had carved two crosses into her body. These crosses echo the ones etched into the face of the Ripper’s fourth victim – Mary Eddowes. ibid.
In The New York Times’ archives he reads of another Ripper-like murder. On August 31st 1894 – almost six years to the day Polly Nichols had died in Whitechapel, fifty-six-year-old Julianne Hoffman died here at 540 East Sixth Street, New York. While the building is gone, the killer’s escape route remains. ibid.
It was the same kind of knife used to kill Brown, and four of the women in London. The man arrested was a German immigrant – Carl Feigenbaum. ibid.
Feigenbaum ... is recorded working on numerous ships bound for England and New York. ibid.
For the three months of the Autumn of Terror the Reiher crew lists are missing. ibid.
Marriott is satisfied that he has enough evidence to name Carl Feigenbaum as Jack the Ripper. ibid.
The killer had slashed Polly’s throat and stabbed her in the abdomen. There were no witnesses and no clues. ibid.
Whitechapel was the perfect killing ground. Eight days later he struck again. Forty-seven-year-old Annie Chapman was also a prostitute. She was last seen talking to an unidentified man at five thirty in the morning. ibid.
Ripperologists know 30th September 1888 as the Double Event. At 1 a.m. a man found the body of another prostitute. The killer had cut 44-year-old Elizabeth’s Stride’s throat but her body was not mutilated. Some investigators believe this is because the Ripper was disturbed and had to flee. Marriott though is unconvinced. ibid.
Questions remain about the death of Stride. ibid.
According to the police report the Ripper could only have had about nine minutes to kill and mutilate Eddowes in almost total darkness ... The killer had slashed her face ... The Ripper has carved crosses and symbols into Eddowes’ face. Like Chapman she had her uterus skilfully removed. But Eddowes had another organ missing [kidney]. Marriott is uncertain how anyone could have done this in nine minutes in almost total darkness. ibid.
He [Marriott] discovers there was a thriving trade in organs and body parts in the nineteenth century. It would make sense if the organs were removed before the autopsy. ibid.
Kelly was found in a locked room. The Ripper had taken his time to eviscerate the body. ibid.
Marriott doesn’t believe the killer could choose to stop killing. ibid.
After the killings stopped in London did the murders continue in New York? ibid.
After his [Feigenbaum] arrest and execution no more unsolved Ripper-like murders were recorded. ibid.
There were quite frequently murders that took place at night. Usually they got one line in the newspaper. Alex Werner, Museum of London
It was in some ways the end of the Earth. Rob Hollander, New York Lower East Side historian
He cannot sleep. He is just nervous all the time. He is coming into a dark area and there are the prostitutes standing here and asking him a question. Here comes the fantasy. The stress. And here is the victim and the opportunity. He is taking out the knife. Dr Thomas Mueller, Criminal Psychologist
He is doing it blind. Dr Thomas Mueller
Jack the Ripper: a name that conjures fear, the famous, the most iconic, serial killer in history. Jack the Ripper – The Definitive Story, Channel 5 2010
Outlandish theories still surface making it hard to separate fact from fiction. ibid.
We reconstruct Whitechapel as it was then revealing new clues about what really happened and who the Ripper really was. This is the definitive story of Jack the Ripper. ibid
The Autumn of Terror – a wave of extraordinary violence that horrified the East End and shocked the world. Though Emma Smith did make it back to her lodgings ... by the next day she was dead. ibid.
In the mortuary the body [Polly Nichols] was stripped by two attendants and it was discovered that the woman had been disembowelled. ibid.
Polly walked eastwards towards the main road: it was the last time she was seen alive. ibid.
The consensus among the women was that the crimes were gang-related. ibid.
The mutilation of the victims was performed post-mortem. ibid.
Some of Dr Phillip’s conclusions may have misdirected the police investigation. ibid.
He would commit two murders on the same night ... known as the Double Event. ibid.
What we do know is that Catherine Eddowes came face to face with Jack the Ripper. ibid.
This second communication appeared to be written by the same hand as the Dear Boss letter. ibid.
What we do know is that there were more murders and that some could have been the work of Jack. First the murder of Rose Milat whose body was discovered in Poplar that December. Although apparently strangled just as the Ripper’s victims appeared to be she wasn’t mutilated. ibid.
Alice MacKenzie in the middle of the following year. This one bore all the classic signs of the Ripper’s signature. The discovery of a woman’s dismembered torso in September 1889 in an area surprisingly close to Berner’s Street sparked another Ripper scare. ibid.
February 1891 Swallow Gardens ... Frances Coles was found with her throat cut. ibid.
Dr Francis Tumblety was wildly eccentric and dressed flamboyantly often wearing a uniform. ibid.
Jack The Ripper: Another Murder – And More To Follow: Something like a panic will be occasioned in London to-day by the announcement that another horrible murder has taken place in densely populated Whitechapel. Illustrated Mail headline
He strikes on the spur of the moment. There are some elements that involve planning like the blood splatter, but basically brings his victim under control by blitz attacks. Bill Beadle, author and chairman of Whitechapel Society
Why was this monster never caught? Prime Suspect: Jack the Ripper, Yesterday 2011
A suspect that’s never been seriously investigated before – Frederick Bailey Deeming. British born, Deeming became infamous as Australia’s first serial killer. ibid.
Rainhill murders: Dinham Villa – it was here around August 1891 that Deeming murdered his first wife, Marie, and three of their children cutting their throats and a fourth strangled. ibid.
The public increasingly believed he was Jack the Ripper. ibid.
He had an unnaturally strong relationship with his mother, and his father spent time in a mental asylum. ibid.
The Ripper is believed to have strangled some of his victims before cutting their throats. ibid.
Deeming was 5’6”, he was also of solid build, with strange eyes, a light coloured moustache, he wore a hard-felt hat, a chained watch and a long overcoat. ibid.
DNA has been extracted from the Ripper letter and the result is explosive ... Could Jack really be Jill the Ripper? ibid.
Only one likely female suspect has been put forward: Mary Pearcey. ibid.
During the 1880s there were more than 3,000 killings over a three-year period in the Whitchapel area. Fred Dinenage: Murder Casebook s3e1: Jack the Ripper, CI 2013
In the autumn of 1888 the East End of London lived in terror – a killer stalked the streets horribly mutilating prostitutes. He was never caught. Jack the Ripper: Missing Evidence ***** Channel 5 2014
He was found at the scene of one of the killings but he was never a suspect ... A man called Robert Paul claimed that he had found the body before the police and when he did there was another man standing over it ... He appeared at the inquest – he gave his name as Charles Allen Cross. ibid.
Who was Charles Cross? ... A mass of incriminating evidence. ibid.
Charles Allen Lechmere was recorded with the surname Cross. ibid.
Polly Nichols’ murder would have been surprisingly bloodless. ibid.
The cover his walk to work would have provided. ibid.
Links to several more murders. ibid.
The Victorian police were powerless to stop him. The emerging tabloid press ran with the story. Cold Case: Jack the Ripper, 2014
Stride’s body was found a short time later just off Berner Street. Her throat was cut but there were no other mutilations. ibid.
‘Such a knowledge might be possessed by someone in the habit of cutting up animals.’ ibid. Dr Frederick Gordon Brown, police surgeon’s report autopsy