Jack The Ripper Case

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The brutal murder and the awful pelvic mutilation of five prostitutes was the doing of one evil man. No one knows the name of this evil man, but he is known as Jack the Ripper. Jack the Ripper was never caught and the murder case was never solved. Much of the appeal for Jack the Ripper may come from the fact that the case was never actually solved and that he was never caught. Jack the Ripper has been become an extremely popular icon for mysteries and fear even up to the present day. Jack the Ripper is a name given to a man who was responsible for the murder of five prostitutes in the largely impoverished areas in and even around Whitechapel, London in 1888. The name “Jack the Ripper” originated by a mysterious person who claimed to be the murderer. In an attempt to try and catch Jack the Ripper, the police found out that the letter might have been a hoax and may have been written by some journalists to try and heighten the interest in the story. The killer was called “the Whitechapel Murderer” and also “Leather Apron.” Jack the Ripper’s targets were female prostitutes who lived and worked in the shabby part of East End London. He…show more content…
They were: Mary Nichols, murdered on August 31, 1888; Annie Chapman, murdered on September 8, 1888; Elizabeth Stride, murdered on September 30, 1888; Catherine Eddowes also murdered on September 30, 1888; and Mary Kelly, murdered on November 9, 1888. These victims are all attributed to the hand of Jack the Ripper, however, the file that these five “canonical” victims appear on is the Whitechapel murder file, which has eleven murder victim names on it. They are (including the five above): Emma Smith, murdered on April 3, 1888; Martha Tabram, murdered on August 8, 1888; Rose Mylett, murdered on December 19th, 1888; Alice Mckenzie, murdered on July 9, 1889; The Pinchin Street Torso, discovered on September 10, 1889; and Frances Coles, murdered on February 13,

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