The Serial Killers Of Jack The Ripper

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Jack the City History is fraught with serial killers that committed unbelievable crimes. One of the most celebrated and commercialized is called Jack The Riper. Jack the Ripper is not the most notorious, successful or the first serial killer the world saw. Yet a lot of people consider him to be the godfather of the whole concept of serial killers. One of those killers, who easily outran Jack the Ripper is Herman Webster Mudgett, better known as H. H. Holmes, who bought and renovated a building in Chicago thus transforming it into a hotel where he killed foreigners, mainly women but also men and children during the World 's Columbian Exposition in 1893. “Trough his precise number of victims will never be known- estimates range into the hundreds- it seems certain that, at very least, he murdered nine people over a period of years” (Schechter, 414) Furthermore, JTR (Jack the Ripper) is not the only serial killer that was never caught and communicated with the police. The so-called Zodiac killer, who was active in 1960s-1970s and killed at least 5 people and also kept contact with the police “The Zodiac’s dialog with investigators and the media involved telephone calls and many untraceable letters that teased police and the public with cipher messages. At least twice the killer telephoned the police to report the slayings.” (Guillen, 2002) One might think JTR is so famous because of his brutality, yet nearly no one knows the story of Fritz Harmann who slaughtered 24 boys

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