Today I will be writing about Jack the Ripper, I am just going to write about serial killers that are interesting for a while, but my next post is a conspiracy theory linking Jack the Ripper and H.H Holmes together so stay tuned 🙂
In 1888 White chapel London, several women were found dead. The women were mutilated, and some of their organs were stolen. The ‘unknown’ victims are, Emma Smith (April 3rd 1888), Martha Tabram (August 7th 1888), Rose Mylett (December 19th 1888), Alice Mckenzie ( July 9th 1889), The Pinchin Street Torso was found on September 10th 1889 (A torso of a woman was found, nobody knows who she might be since they did not have the certain things we have now to figure out the murderer), and Frances Coles was murdered on February 13th 1891. There was of course, the ‘Canonical Five’ who are the five main women who were found and police discovered the person murdering them was a serial killer. The Canonical Five included, Mary Nichols ( August 31st 1888), Annie Chapman (September 8th 1888), Elizabeth Stride ( September 30th 1888), Catherine Eddowes (September 30th 1888), and finally, Mary Kelly (November 9th 1888).
There were several theories of who Jack the Ripper could be like, Frederick Deeming ( an Australian killer who actually may be him, but there is not enough evidence to actually prove that it is him), Jill the Ripper (There were several theories that a woman killed other women because she was jealous of other women and that she could not have babies), Lewis Carol and Prince Albert Victor ( Which were both proven false). But, to this day there has not been a positive identification on who he/she is.
There were numerous letters, thousands of letters written by people who claimed to be Jack the Ripper, but there were a certain few that made police know it was the actual murderer of those several women found. One of the most well-known letters sent by Jack the Ripper is titled ‘Dear Boss’, and he/she is basically taunting the police, saying how the laughs when he hears say that the police are on track and that they almost caught him. In the next letter titled, ‘From Hell’, he/she sends the police a kidney, from one of his/her victims and saying how they ate the other one and said he/she may send them the knife used to kill his victims. There is one letter where he tells the police which street he lives on, Prince William Street. There were other letters but these are the most important ones.
Everyone wanted to know who Jack the Ripper was, people still do want to know like I but, it’s not just possible since like I said we did not have the same technology as we did back then. Hopefully we get enough evidence to prove someone guilty and finally put Jack the Ripper’s numerous victims to rest.