Jack the Ripper - the Dear Boss letter

Jack the Ripper - the Dear Boss letter

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 letter reads:

Dear Boss,

I keep on hearing the police have caught me but they wont fix me just yet. I have laughed when they look so clever and talk about being on the right track. That joke about Leather Apron gave me real fits. I am down on whores and I shant quit ripping them till I do get buckled. Grand work the last job was. I gave the lady no time to squeal. How can they catch me now. I love my work and want to start again. You will soon hear of me with my funny little games. I saved some of the proper red stuff in a ginger beer bottle over the last job to write with but it went thick like glue and I cant use it. Red ink is fit enough I hope ha. ha. The next job I do I shall clip the ladys ears off and send to the police officers just for jolly wouldn't you. Keep this letter back till I do a bit more work, then give it out straight. My knife's so nice and sharp I want to get to work right away if I get a chance. Good Luck. Yours truly

Jack the Ripper

Dont mind me giving the trade name

PS Wasnt good enough to post this before I got all the red ink off my hands curse it No luck yet. They say I'm a doctor now. ha ha


  1. bernard osullivan

    i think you need motivation to find jack the ripper.
    the only people to gain from the killings was a news paper just starting out. the star news paper. i think they were called.the star. first murder not jack the ripper. got there sales booming. when it slacked of . there sales went down.so they needed another murder. to increase there sales.so could these people be the culpirts. the owner and editor. i mean they were desperate to keep there paper afloat

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