Bruce Robinson has been researching the Jack the Ripper mystery for over fifteen years. Robinson thinks Michael Maybrick is responsible for the horrific murder of five women in the East End of London in late 1888.
Dr Wynne Weston-Davies, 71, believes Mary Jane Kelly is his Great Aunt. It is understood that an application has been made to exhume the body of Mary Jane Kelly. Dr Weston-Davies has a new book "The Real Mary Kelly" in which he identifies Francis Spurzheim Craig as Mary Jane's killer.
in 1991 David Melville-Hayes passed the shawl to Scotland Yard's Crime Museum. It was never on display as the provenance of the shawl could not be guaranteed. David later took re-possession of the shawl and it was shown at a subsequent Jack the Ripper conference.
In the year 1888, a mysterious, cold-blooded serial killer captivated the attention of Londoners during his year-long killing spree. This is the story of "Jack the Ripper", a man who Scotland Yard never identified – never could identify, and his five female victims.
Mary Ann Nichols, or 'Polly', was the first of the Whitechapel murders attributed to the violent, horrific, unidentified killer known as Jack the Ripper. Her life is relatively well-documented, perhaps due to her status as an inmate of various 'workhouses', which were places of refuge for the most poor and destitute.
'Dark Annie', as she was often called, was the second victim in the series of five murders of prostitutes in Whitechapel, a district of London. Her full name was Eliza Ann Smith, but she was also known as Annie Chapman. She was the mother of three children.
Jack the Ripper's third victim was Elizabeth Stride, a Swedish-born immigrant to England. Elizabeth's story is unusual, not just because of her country of birth but because she took to prostitution at a much younger age than her killer's other victims. By the time she was murdered, she had likely been a prostitute for more than 20 years.
Catherine Eddowes is well-known for being the second victim in the "double event" during the Jack the Ripper killing spree. She was the second woman killed on September 30, 1888 in the notorious Whitechapel district of London.
Mary Jane Kelly holds the distinction of being the last official victim of Jack the Ripper. She was the only member of the "Canonical Five", a group of five women whose murders are attributed to Jack the Ripper, to be killed at her place of residence.
Mary Ann Nichols, or "Polly", was the first of the Whitechapel murders attributed to the violent, horrific, unidentified killer known as Jack the Ripper. Her life is relatively well-documented, perhaps due to her status as an inmate of various "workhouses".
In the past 125 years, there have been more than 100 names mentioned as possible suspects - 100 different names that have been accused, at some point or another, of committing the heinous crimes of Jack the Ripper.
Among the dozens of potential Jack the Ripper suspects exists a serial killer, George Chapman. He was born Severin Antoniovich Klosowski in 1865, though he changed his name after immigrating to England from his native Poland.
The true identity of Jack the Ripper, the cold-blooded killer who mutilated five women in 1888, has never been proven. Despite this, names are continually tossed around, debated, explored and investigated. Accusations that the killer was an immigrant, a member of the royal family, or a wealthy merchant using his position to exploit the poor have run rampant for more than 120 years.
After his death in 1898, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, more famous for his pen name "Lewis Carroll", became the subject of a rumour that he was the mysterious and violent killer known as "Jack the Ripper".
Montague John Druitt, an upper-class, English-born schoolteacher and barrister, committed suicide only a few short months after the last Jack the Ripper victim was killed. Montague was the third child born to his parents, and while he lived a comfortable life, he did not inherit much money from his father's estate.
Prince Albert Victor Christian Edward, or "Eddy", lived from 8 January 1864 - 14 January 1892. He was born in Frogmore, Windsor, Berkshire, and was an heir to the throne of Britain. He would have become king had he outlived his father and grandmother. His father was the Prince of Wales and later became King Edward VII.
The Jack the Ripper murders have continued to pique public interest, even more than 100 years after the killings. The U.S. FBI completed a comprehensive psychological profile on the killer in 1988, which used modern agency tactics, and determined that we can be reasonably sure that the killer fit the following description:
Sir William Gull, who lived from 31st December 1816 - 29th January 1890, is an unlikely suspect for the Jack the Ripper killings, but his name has been suggested nonetheless. Sir William was a prominent 19th century physician, had links to the Royal Family and died within a year and a half of the last murders.
Thomas Haynes Cutbush's name has been mentioned as a suspect in the Jack the Ripper murders since 1894, when the Sun newspaper announced that he was the killer. Despite the fact that the newspaper was certain of his guilt, experts have had more than 125 years to study the evidence.
Since the first recorded murder, over 200 people have been accused of being the famous London serial killer, Jack The Ripper. Evidence is fleeting and there hasn't been enough over the years to really find an accurate answer.
Jack The Ripper - most know his name but even to this day, no one really knows the man's true identity. There have been hundreds of theories written on who the famed murderer was, but none have been proven to be true.
Poet Francis Thompson is Jack the Ripper. Thompson was born in December 1859 and died in November 1907. Richard Patterson has spent 20 years investigating Jack The Ripper.
Michael Ostrog was one of three suspects named by Macnaghten as the most likely murderer. Michael Ostrog was born in Russia and was known to be a thief and confidence trickster. He lived in England for many years.
The "Dear Boss" letter, anonymously sent to the London Central News Office, is a letter supposedly sent by "Jack the Ripper", serial killer, who was responsible for the 1888 Whitechapel murders. The authenticity of the letter has been in doubt since its receipt, as is the case with much of the evidence associated with the murders. The letter was received on 27th September 1888.
The Metropolitan Police only have four viable suspects in the Jack The Ripper case. The four suspects have been 'nominated by contemporary police officers'.
Detective Inspector Edmund Reid, born 1846 in Canterbury, Kent, was an eccentric character, not only because of his involvement in the still unsolved Jack the Ripper case. He was remarkably short, measuring only 5'6" tall and he was interested in balloon flight.
Constable PC 55H Jonas Mizen from Division H was one of the first to arrive on the scene after the murder of Mary Ann Nichols in the early hours of 31st August 1888. Jonas Mizen arrived on the scene to find PC John Neil with the body of Mary Ann Nichols.
Joseph Chandler was born in 1850 and died in 1923. Joseph was born in Northill, Bedfordshire. Joseph married Martha Harris in 1874 and they went on to have five children - four boys and 1 girl.
Police Constable William Smith arrived on the scene of 40 Berner Street at around 1am on the morning of 30th September 1888. He found Elizabeth Stride's throat had been slashed.
Constable Edward Watkins found the mutilated body of Catherine Eddowes in Mitre Square on September 30th, 1888. Catherine Eddowes was the second woman to be murdered in what has become known as the "double event".
Dr Rees Ralph Llewellyn was called to the scene where Mary Ann Nichols was murdered in the early hours of 31st August 1888. He was summoned by PC John Thain 96J (Bethnal Green) at around 4:00 a.m.
Dr George Phillips was sent for in the early hours of Saturday, September 8th, 1888 following the discovery of Annie Chapman's mutilated body.
Inspector Joseph Chandler, of Commercial Street police station, arrived on the scene and immediately sent for divisional surgeon Dr George Phillips.
Catherine Eddowes was the second woman killed on September 30th, 1888. At 2am Dr Gordon Brown, the police surgeon for the City Police, attended the scene.
According to the author Diane Madsen Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (creator of Sherlock Holmes) and his mentor Dr Joseph Bell correctly identified Jack the Ripper. Diane Madsen has released a new book detailing her beliefs: The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper.
After the infamous Diary of Jack the Ripper was published in 1993, Michael and Anne Barrett found themselves the centre of a whirlwind of media attention. More than twenty years later, experts still debate about the authenticity of the diary and how the couple found the ageing manuscript.
he famous diary supposed to have been authored by James Maybrick certainly attracted a lot of attention when the manuscript was "discovered" in 1992. The story of the diary's origin is also quite mysterious, as the parties involved have changes their stories numerous times since the diary was made public.
The story of Florence Maybrick's murder trial, conviction, and release, captivated her supporters and critics on both sides of the audience throughout her fifteen-year saga. American-born Florence and her cotton-broker husband charmed Liverpool society, but their marriage was not as problem-free as it appeared.