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Sunday, 2 August 2015

How very neat and tidy!

How very neat and tidy!

The canonical five Ripper victims: Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly.

How very neat and tidy!
Why are there but five?

Because Sir Melville Macnaughton said it was so. I'm sure if he said, "Let there be light," the sun would shine at midnight on foggy London. He states "The Whitechapel murderer had five victims, and five victims only."

A pity he wasn't on the ripper case, with that degree of assurance it would surely have been just a question of his decree and he'd have the murderer dangling from a rope.. Alas, history and crime busting were denied his talent and the murders remain, 'Case open.'

The Annual Report of the Sanitary Conditions of Whitechapel listed no
murders in the Whitechapel area in the years 1886 and 1887. The report listed only 71
cases of violent death in the Whitechapel area in 1887; 69 of those deaths were attributed
to accidents and the remaining two were suicides. Only one murder was recorded for the
entire Whitechapel area in 1889 and again in 1890 (Paley, 1996). This suggests that while
the Whitechapel area was crime laden, the occurrence of murder was rare.

But suddenly, we have not one serial killer, but two (torso killer) operating within the same time frame and in the same area!

 Peter William Sutcliffe (born 2 June 1946) is an English serial killer who was dubbed "The Yorkshire Ripper" by the press. In 1981 Sutcliffe was convicted of murdering 13 women and attempting to murder seven others.

If we compare Jack with his name sake: The Yorkshire Ripper changed his Modus operandi and used increasing violence before he finally killed.

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