Jack the Ripper

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  1. Miss Kelly

    Miss Kelly Senior Member

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    Hey belladonna! I too heard about that DNA thing, I also read somewhere that they found a leather apron at one of the crime scenes and Aaron Kosminski's nickname was 'leather apron' apparently. The thing is, if he hung out at the same bar as the woman whose shawl they got the DNA from then surely it's possible that the guy just brushed past her and left his DNA, right? He's still a very good suspect though. I always thought that this guy Francis Thompson might be him because I read that he lived somewhere that had direct access to Mary Kelly's apartment which was locked from the inside when they found the body, he was a pyromaniac and they found clothes burning in the fire at the crime scene, he did go to medical school, he was an extreme Catholic who hated prostitutes and wrote poetry about killing them, he was a poet so would have access to red ink which the letters to the police were written in etc:

    https://www.annmarieackermann.com/francis-thompson-ripper-suspect/
     
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    Looks like a good book autumn! :) Thanks for the link! I have a book that contains copies of all the letters Jack the Ripper sent to the police, it's quite creepy actually, I got it in London a few years ago for some reason. It's called Jack the Ripper Casebook by Richard Jones.
     
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    autumnleavesnnovember Senior Member

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    Miss Kelly, I think reading all of Jack the Ripper's letters would be incredibly insightful . . . but then I would wonder if I really wanted to get that deep into his brain. :eek:
     
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    ChrisR Administrator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Only two of the letters sent to the police are believed to be genuinely written by the Ripper, the rest (including the one signed 'Jack the Ripper') were thought to be written by the local news agency to give the killer a name, and many were written by the public.
     
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    autumnleavesnnovember Senior Member

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    Oh, I didn't know that, Chris. Actually, I know very little about the case.
     
  6. Miss Kelly

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    Yeah, the letters are really disturbing, even if they weren't all written by the same guy lol, I had no idea that some of them weren't actually from him :oops:, thanks ChrisR! :D
     
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    wow.i didnt know about him.seem like a great suspect to me
     
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    UPDATE:

    So, it turns out my great, great (great?) grandfather was a tailor in London, the Whitechapel area, at the time of the Jack the Ripper murders. He was quite young, probably late teens, he only had one leg because it got cut off by his abusive father and was also abandoned by his father who ran off to Australia to start a new family. These coincidences though!
     
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    I had a lifetime during the Victorian era too and though I was an American, I visited the area around the time of all those murders. Who knows, maybe if you really were her, we even walked by one another. Wild haha.
     
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