Jack The Ripper Research Paper

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“They said it couldn’t be done”, but after 126 years the mystery of the identity of London, England’s serial killer, Jack the Ripper is believed to have been solved. In the year 1888, five victims were brutally murdered in London, England, a time in which forensic science and fingerprinting was not yet possible. Two police forces investigated these crimes called the ‘Whitechapel Murders’ and although they had a list of suspects there was not enough evidence to convict anyone. Recently, however, a shawl believed to be worn by Jack the Ripper’s fourth victim, Catherine Eddowes, was purchased at an auction and after extensive testing and research, blood and semen stains have determined his identity. On September 30, 1888, Jack the Ripper took the lives of his third and fourth victims, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes. The first officer at the crime scene of Catherine Eddowes was acting sergeant, Amos Simpson. It is believed that Amos removed or was given the shawl found with Catherine’s body for his seamstress wife. In 2007, Russell Edwards, a businessman who is fascinated with London history, reads that a descendant of Catherine Eddowes is placing the shawl for sale at an auction in which he attends and…show more content…
He was not convicted because the witness is hesitant to testify. Six years after the ‘Whitechapel Murders’ stop, Melville Leslie Macnaghten, Chief Constable, writes The Macnaghten Memoranda in response to a remark in The Sun naming another suspect as Jack the Ripper. In this memorandum he names three suspects who he believed could be Jack the Ripper. Among the three named is Aaron Kosminiski wherein Macnaghten states he is a “strong” suspect due to his hatred for women, the prostitute class, and his homicidal tendencies. In April of 1894, Aaron, a paranoid schizophrenic is committed to an asylum for imbeciles where he dies in

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