“Jack the Ripper”
Who is this????
Between August and November 1888, the Whitechapel area of London was the scene of five brutal murders. The killer was dubbed 'Jack the Ripper'. All the women murdered were prostitutes, and all except for one - Elizabeth Stride - were horribly mutilated.
November 9th, 1888
Mary Kelly killed in Miller's Court.
The crime scene
“The mutilated remains of a female were lying two-thirds over towards the edge of the bedstead nearest the door. She had only her chemise on, or some underlinen garment. I am sure that the body had been removed subsequent to the injury which caused her death from that side of the bedstead that was nearest the wooden partition, because of the large quantity of blood under the bedstead and the saturated condition of the sheet and the palliasse at the corner nearest the partition.
The blood was produced by the severance of the carotid artery, which was the cause of death. The injury was inflicted while the deceased was lying at the right side of the bedstead”
The beginning of the myth
This was the description of Dr. George Bagster Phillips who was present at Jane Kelly’s murder place on November 9th.
This was the last murder associate to “Jack the Ripper”. But the legend had just begun...
During the investigations of this crime, it was soon attached to 4 other brutal murders of prostitutes occurred in that area containing very similarities.
All the London police was hunting a man who became known as “Jack the Ripper”, many suspects were dubbed in this terms during the hunt. But before this assassin was known as “Leather apron”
Let’s know his or her saga…