Voices jof the past would like to bring you the story of Jack the Ripper. We have all heard of him and it is definitely a case full of mystery and one that may never be solved.
Jack te Ripper was an unidentified killer in and around Whitechapel, East End of London, 1888. This man was also called the Whitechapel Murderer and Leather Apron. This information I didn’t know.
As history tells us, he killed at least five women and mutilated their bodies. This indicated that he had an substantial knowledge of the human anatomy. He was never captured or even identified.
These murders took place within five miles of each other, from August 7 to September 10th, 1888. Letters were sent to London police taunting them and speculating about murders to come.
Various theories included claims accused the famous Victorian painter, Walter Sicker. More than 100 suspects were named, contributing to the folklore urrounding this mystery. The violence and crimes of that time suggested this killer had a mind that was more sociopathic and hateful than most of the citizens could comprehend.
Jack the Rippper has been in news stories for more than 120 years and I’m quite sure will continue for many more. According to common assumption, all the victims were prostitutes, except one. But, the notion that Jack the Ripper murder only prostitutes was a consequence of the prejudices of the Victorian Era.
Jack the Ripper has provided themes for many literary and dramatic works. The most notable was the horror novel, The Lodger.Several notable Londoners of that Era, Walter Sicker the painter and Sir William Gull a physician have been the main subjects of speculation.
According to a study in the Journal of Forensic Science, the killer is likely a man named Aaron Kominski. The study suggests that DNA found on one of the victims is a close match for a living relative of Kominski who is still alive today. With no conclusive evidence on Kominski at the time, he died of gangrene in an institution in 1919.
This has indeed been a very notorious crime that has never been solve and may never be.
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