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Tuesday, September 30, 2014


London police discover one of Jack the Ripper's victims 
BUT DO RIPPEROLOGISTS AGREE?—Today, 126 years ago Catherine Eddowes was murdered in East London.  One author believes he’s discovered whodunit. The following is the lede graph from an article by History Channel writer Christopher Klein.  His subject is a review of the new book “Naming Jack the Ripper” by Russell Edwards.
The following is from Klein’s article:
Based on DNA testing of a 126-year-old shawl, the author of a new book being released today claims to have solved one of history’s greatest murder mysteries and unmasked the identity of one of the most infamous serial killers of all time—Jack the Ripper. Has Jack the Ripper's Identity Been Revealed?

In the early morning hours of September 30, 1888, police discovered the mutilated body of Catherine Eddowes, her throat slit and left kidney removed, in London’s Mitre Square. Eddowes had been the second prostitute inside of an hour found murdered in that section of the city, and the slaying bore the grisly signatures of the serial killer who for weeks had been terrorizing London’s East End—Jack the Ripper.

For the complete Christopher Klein article, whereupon he debates, Russell Edwards’ claim that he’s solved the Jack the Ripper murders.

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