From the vast amounts of theories and suspects out there and from the serial killer profile and what I know of society at the time I am still unable to pinpoint who I believe jack the Ripper was. There are many cases for and against who it could be (see bibliography). I have kept an… Read More Murder Most Horrid – Signed Catch me when you can (and sources)
At the time and through the years there have been many people put forward as being Jack the Ripper. Some of these theories as completely unbelievable and others could quite possible be him. One thing for sure is that unfortunately we will probably never know the true identity. It may be someone – a nobody… Read More Murder Most Horrid – Part 5 – the Usual Suspects
The term Serial Killer was not used until the 1970s and was first coined by a FBI agent Robert Ressler. A Serial Killer is loosely defined as someone who had murdered at least three victims at different locations over a certain period of time with a ‘cooling off’ period in between the murders. Jack the… Read More Murder Most Horrid – Part 4 – A Killers Mind
So who was Jack the Ripper? Where did this name come from and what evidence is there to point to the perpetrator of these killings and why were the police not able to catch him? Whitechapel’s Autumn of Terror as it was called in 1888 was the killing of at least 5 women, most of… Read More Murder Most Horrid – Part Three – From Hell
At around 5am on 7th August 1888, John Reeves was leaving to go to work when he saw a body on the landing of his lodgings in George Yard buildings, upon seeing blood on the body he quickly left to find assistance from the police. It was found that the body, a woman, had been… Read More Murder Most Horrid – Part 2 – Murder! Murder!
‘By 1870 the sheer quantity of life in the city was overwhelming. Every eight minutes, of every day of every year, someone died in London; every five minutes, someone was born. There were forty thousand costermongers and 100,000 ‘winter tramps’; there were more Irish living in London than in Dublin, and more Catholics than in… Read More Murder Most Horrid – Part 1 – The London Abyss
In Whitechapel, London in 1888 a series of murders were committed. Most of these murders are attributed to a killer named Jack the Ripper. Whitechapel was a very different place than it is today, in fact the whole country was. Many people in London alone were living in poverty and having to work long hours… Read More Murder Most Horrid – Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel Murders – Introduction