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1888 – The Ripper’s last victim?

9 November

Mary Jane Kelly on this day in 1888, also known as Marie Jeanette Kelly, “Fair Emma”, “Ginger” and “Black Mary”, is widely believed to be the final victim of the notorious unidentified serial killer Jack the Ripper, who killed and mutilated several women in the Whitechapel area of London from late August to early November 1888. Continue reading “1888 – The Ripper’s last victim?”

1888 – The Ripper’s second victim?

8 September – On this day

The second of the Whitechapel murders, known as the “canonical five”, occurred on this day. This is widely believed to be the work of Jack the Ripper because it features the same MO (modus operandi). Continue reading “1888 – The Ripper’s second victim?”

1888 – The Ripper’s first victim?

31 August – On this day

Attacks against women in the East End during this era adds uncertainty to how many victims were killed by the same person. Eleven separate murders, stretching from 3 April 1888 to 13 February 1891, were included in a London Metropolitan Police Service investigation known Continue reading “1888 – The Ripper’s first victim?”

Jack the Ripper

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There is still a commonly held belief that one of the prime suspects in the Jack the Ripper murders was a member of the Royal family. Continue reading “Jack the Ripper”

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