77,692. The public increasingly believed he was Jack the Ripper. ibid.
77,693. He had an unnaturally strong relationship with his mother, and his father spent time in a mental asylum. ibid.
77,694. The Ripper is believed to have strangled some of his victims before cutting their throats. ibid.
77,695. 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.
77,696. DNA has been extracted from the Ripper letter and the result is explosive ... Could Jack really be Jill the Ripper? ibid.
77,697. Only one likely female suspect has been put forward: Mary Pearcey. ibid.
77,698. 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
77,699. 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
77,700. 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.
77,701. Who was Charles Cross? ... A mass of incriminating evidence. ibid.
77,702. Charles Allen Lechmere was recorded with the surname Cross. ibid.
77,703. Polly Nichols’ murder would have been surprisingly bloodless. ibid.
77,704. The cover his walk to work would have provided. ibid.
77,705. Links to several more murders. ibid.
77,706. The Victorian police were powerless to stop him. The emerging tabloid press ran with the story. Cold Case: Jack the Ripper, Discovery History 2014
77,707. Stride’s body was found a short time later just off Berner Street. Her throat was cut but there were no other mutilations. ibid.
77,708. ‘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
109,741. A serial killer who haunted Chicago in the 1893 World’s Fair. Now modern science tries to determine if he pulled off the greatest con in history. (Jack the Ripper & Murder) American Ripper in London: Devil in the Detail, History 2017
109,742. ‘I am the descendant of the devil – my great-great-grandfather H H Holmes – was America’s first serial killer. A conman and an evil genius he engineered a death factory in the late 1800s that claimed an uncountable number of lives. At the very same time another killer was slaughtering victims on the streets of London.’ (Jack the Ripper & Murder) ibid. Jeff Mudgett
109,743. H H Holmes outsmarted the law for over ten years. He lured victim after victim into his murder castle in Chicago. He conned them out of their money and their property, and ultimately their lives. (Jack the Ripper & Murder) ibid.
109,744. While he confesses to killing twenty-seven people, five of the twenty-seven he named were later found alive, leading us to question what’s true and what’s invented. (Jack the Ripper & Murder) ibid.
109,745. Exposed to corpses at an early age: this fostered his passion for dissection. (Jack the Ripper & Murder) ibid.
109,746. ‘That gap – that’s the exact period that Jack the Ripper was committing his murders in London.’ ibid. Jeff Mudgett
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 supects. (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, 1978
128,291. I was Jack the Ripper. I’ve never told anyone that before. (Mockumentary & Vampire & Jack the Ripper) What We Do in the Shadows s1e7: The Trial, Lazlo