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Forum: Mary Jane Kelly Yesterday, 08:56 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Kelly had her entire abdomen laid open from front...

Kelly had her entire abdomen laid open from front to back, and from the diaphragm to the pelvic girdle, evidently to facilitate the complete emptying of her abdominal viscera. Jackson had a "panel"...
Forum: Witnesses Yesterday, 07:33 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Very much awake, if the impression of recent...

Very much awake, if the impression of recent intimacy by (I think) PC Barrett is anything to go by.
Forum: Witnesses Yesterday, 03:11 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
"The woman was a perfect stranger to...

"The woman was a perfect stranger to witness. Her clothes were all disarranged, as if she had had a struggle with someone" (John Saunders Reeves)

"Her clothes were thrown upwards from the skirt of...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Yesterday, 01:47 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Amongst many, many, many other businesses....

Amongst many, many, many other businesses. Sacking, whether bought, stolen or found, would not have been beyond the reach of any private citizen, either. Sacks were plentiful, ubiquitous and cheap.
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Yesterday, 12:14 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Bakers, builders, grocers, chandlers, workhouses,...

Bakers, builders, grocers, chandlers, workhouses, hawkers, launderers... loads of people really. Canvas sacks were ubiquitous in those days, before the widespread use of of paper ones.
Forum: Maybrick, James 11-21-2017, 03:39 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Thanks for providing that example, David, and I...

Thanks for providing that example, David, and I do take your point. However, whilst it's no doubt the case that adverts for Ripper books weren't particularly unusual, that's not what's been remarked...
Forum: Maybrick, James 11-21-2017, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
To be fair, David, there are Far More egregious...

To be fair, David, there are Far More egregious examples of seeing imaginary patterns in ripperology, and it's not as if the "pattern" here is purely fanciful in any case. Instead we have, within a...
Forum: Maybrick, James 11-21-2017, 12:59 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Quite so. They're pretty much "special...

Quite so. They're pretty much "special interest" books, I'd say, apart - arguably - from Farson. Even the latter wouldn't have been a natural choice for a newbie in the early 1990s, given the...
Forum: Maybrick, James 11-21-2017, 09:48 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
... like Caz said :) (Our posts crossed.)

... like Caz said :)


(Our posts crossed.)
Forum: Maybrick, James 11-21-2017, 09:47 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Hello Abby There are 17 blank pages at the end.

Hello Abby
There are 17 blank pages at the end.
Forum: Maybrick, James 11-21-2017, 08:15 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I don't think you're too wide of the mark, there,...

I don't think you're too wide of the mark, there, RJ. It strikes me that the way those pages are filled, or padded out, could tell us much about how well prepared (or not) the diarist was.
Forum: Witnesses 11-19-2017, 03:31 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Indeed, Harry.

Indeed, Harry.
Forum: Witnesses 11-19-2017, 11:53 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Only another 35-plus stabs, most of them to the...

Only another 35-plus stabs, most of them to the upper body, and we might have a case for comparison with Tabram. As it is, the resemblance is tenuous at best.
Many, if not most, cuts require the...
Forum: Witnesses 11-19-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 95
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I don't see much evidence of the Ripper's...

I don't see much evidence of the Ripper's signature in that, with Tabram, there were multiple - indeed, umpteen - stabs, but no cuts. Furthermore, most of those stabs were aimed at the stomach, chest...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-18-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2,210
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Posted By Sam Flynn
It would be better, perhaps, if we referred...

It would be better, perhaps, if we referred specifically to the "Tottenham Court Road" torso, rather than the "Tottenham" torso. There's quite a difference - Tottenham Court Road being in postal area...
Forum: Witnesses 11-18-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 95
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I get the distinct impression that Tabram's...

I get the distinct impression that Tabram's killer "enjoyed" stabbing her, somehow. Given the sheer number of stabs, he must have been on some kind of a high as he did it, and/or in the aftermath. I...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-17-2017, 12:07 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Great invention, the car.

Great invention, the car.
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 11-16-2017, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Indeed so, Michael. However, Eddowes had to wake...

Indeed so, Michael. However, Eddowes had to wake up and demand to be let out. Had she not done so - even, perhaps, if she'd dozed on for just another half hour or so - she might never have crossed...
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 11-15-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,963
Posted By Sam Flynn
I think it's very material, as there was no...

I think it's very material, as there was no guarantee she'd be let out of the cells. If she hadn't woken up from her drunken slumbers, she'd probably have lived to a ripe old age.
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-14-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2,210
Views: 92,802
Posted By Sam Flynn
Page-wise, Rocky, I think you'll find that it's...

Page-wise, Rocky, I think you'll find that it's more like Fisherman 90%... plus. I've lost count of the number of times when I (or someone else) has written a one- or two-sentence post, only to get...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-14-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2,210
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Whilst it's possible that the Pinchin Street...

Whilst it's possible that the Pinchin Street killer scored the torso's abdomen to deflect the blame onto JTR, I'm not particularly sold on the idea. It was a pretty lame copy-cat attempt if that's...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-14-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2,210
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Not a "hunch", nor a...

Not a "hunch", nor a "feeling", Fish. Just logic.
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-14-2017, 06:27 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
It's an opinion I arrive at from a dispassionate...

It's an opinion I arrive at from a dispassionate (ie objective) consideration of the information, entirely without preconceptions.
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-14-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2,210
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I can only go by what's in the inquest report,...

I can only go by what's in the inquest report, Rocky, and it appears that the whole area was, figuratively and literally, rather sleepy at the time, with very few people around. Even today, it...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-14-2017, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2,210
Views: 92,802
Posted By Sam Flynn
I'm being cautious in the interest of balance. I...

I'm being cautious in the interest of balance. I personally wouldn't qualify it with a "perhaps".
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