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Monday, 5 April 2010

The long and winding Parade 3


What is it about the Jack the Ripper case that still fascinates us today:

Mary Ann Nichols, the first victim, was found horribly mutilated with her abdomen ripped open. The butchery, they said, done by a “skilled” killer who had managed to cut his victims open in such a precise way in the space of minutes.

As this way of killing had become Jack the Ripper`s trademark, it was not difficult to conjecture that Annie Chapman, the second accepted victim, had perished to the same hand. Her throat had been slashed open and her intestines dumped over her shoulder. Police were considering slaughter-men, medical students and physicians as possible murder suspects.

Maybe they were looking in the wrong place:

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