110,068. ‘In 1888 Britain’s first serial killer – Jack the Ripper – went on a killing spree in London. He was never caught. But I know who the Ripper is – his real name is H H Holmes. He was America’s first serial killer. And he’s my great-great-grandfather.’ (Jack the Ripper & Murder) American Ripper in London II: The Butcher’s Blade, Jeff
110,069. ‘We have a number of significant statements Holmes made regarding London.’ (Jack the Ripper & Murder) ibid.
110,070. ‘H Holmes 36 American’ … ‘He’s coming back from Liverpool to New York May 89’. (Jack the Ripper & Murder) ibid. historian
110,214. ‘Travelling the North Atlantic in winter is a rotten journey; if you’re travelling in December you clearly have to travel.’ (Jack the Ripper & Murder) American Ripper in London III: Whitechapel Runs Red, historian
110,215. ‘The final Ripper killing was committed indoors which may have inspired Holmes to consider how do I replicate these killings back home.’ (Jack the Ripper & Murder) ibid.
110,216. ‘The phrases in the letters were American.’ (Jack the Ripper & Murder) ibid. forensic linguist
110,217. ‘The lodger was a medical man. An American’ … One of the leading suspects. (Jack the Ripper & Murder) ibid.
110,218. ‘If you took this composite to a judge he’d issue a warrant.’ (Jack the Ripper & Murder) ibid. Jeff
110,535. ‘Staring back at me is a very familiar face.’ (Jack the Ripper & Murder) American Ripper in London IV: Home Sweet Hell, Jeff
110,536. In Chicago in the Spring of 1889 H H Holmes hired a construction team to convert his property on 63 and Wallace into what we now know as the Murder Castle. His sinister intent was to build a place to kill and dissect his victims in private. (Jack the Ripper & Murder) ibid.
110,537. ‘Carrie Brown was a quintessential Ripper victim: she was a prostitute, she was strangled and disembowelled indoors.’ (Jack the Ripper & Murder) ibid. Fox
110,773. At the site of a cement warehouse that Holmes owned in 1891 they’ve discovered a field of depressions scattered across the river bed, signs that the proof they’re looking for could be hiding just beneath the surface in an undiscovered burial ground. (Jack the Ripper & Murder) American Ripper in London V
110,774. 1893: The World’s Fair … One in every four Americans travelling to the Windy City to witness the marvel. (Jack the Ripper & Murder & Chicago) ibid.
110,775. As many as 5,000 prostitutes worked in over 30 establishments over the city’s red light district. (Jack the Ripper & Murder & Chicago) ibid.
110,887. Holmes may have used the cement warehouse as a front for disposing of bodies in order to pull off a large scale killing operation. (Jack the Ripper & Murder) American Ripper in London VI
110,888. He drew up plans to franchise the murder castle. (Jack the Ripper & Murder) ibid.
110,954. Holmes had a set of surgical knives. (Jack the Ripper & Murder) American Ripper in London VII
110,955. Holmes had at least two accomplices at the murder castle. (Jack the Ripper & Murder) ibid.
111,267. H H Holmes became America’s most infamous celebrity. He was finally arrested in November 1894. American Ripper in London VIII
111,268. ‘Compelling evidence that Holmes escaped his death and execution.’ (Jack the Ripper & Murder) ibid. Jeff
126,005. In 1888 the most infamous serial killer of all time began his reign of terror here in London’s East End. Jack the Ripper: Case Reopened, BBC 2019
126,006. Jack the Ripper murders are the ultimate cold case. ibid. David Wilson
126,007. There is a suspect … that fits the bill … Aaron Kosminski. ibid.
126,008. The true identity of Jack the Ripper may have finally been unmasked thanks to new evidence bringing an end to perhaps the most notorious ‘whodunnit’ ever.
DNA found on a shawl next to the mutilated body of one of the notorious serial killer’s five victims 130 years ago has proved a match to barber Aaron Kosminski, 23, experts revealed this week.
He was previously named as a prime suspect by the detective who led the hunt for the Ripper but there was never enough evidence to convict him for the grisly slayings.
But now for the first time supporting DNA evidence has been published in the ‘most advanced study to date regarding this case’.
Researchers analysed a stained silk shawl discovered by 46-year-old Catherine Eddowes’ body in 1888, which had blood and semen on it.
Advance analysis can now sensationally confirm the DNA as a match to Kosminski’s living descendants.
The analysis also suggests the killer had brown hair and brown eyes.
The new details have been published in a paper by Jari Louhelainen, of Liverpool John Moores University, and David Miller of the University of Leeds. Mirror online article 1 April 2019, ‘Jack the Ripper’s true identity finally ‘revealed’ by DNA evidence from crime scene’
129,398. During the autumn of 1888 there occurred one of the most baffling crimes in the files of Scotland Yard. In the Whitechapel area of London’s east end women walked in fear of their lives. A wave of terror had been caused by an elusive murderer known as Jack the Ripper. In Search of s3e5 … Jack the Ripper, History 1978
128,291. I was Jack the Ripper. I’ve never told anyone that before. (Mockumentaries & Vampire & Jack the Ripper) What We Do in the Shadows s1e7: The Trial, Laszlo, BBC 2019