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Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Yesterday, 10:26 PM
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Posted By Robert St Devil
Fisherman, Abby. I'm uncertain; the general...

Fisherman, Abby. I'm uncertain; the general options seem to be: familiar, common or social. Familiar being, this Torso Killer and Jack the Ripper are one and the same; common being, they knew each...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 04-17-2018, 05:52 PM
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Posted By Robert St Devil
Hello Fisherman. I thought #5 was interesting; it...

Hello Fisherman. I thought #5 was interesting; it reminded me of Roy Demeo. He was an American mafia enforcer from the 70s whose signature method of murder was dismemberment and disposal in and...
Forum: Scene of the Crimes 04-13-2018, 06:46 AM
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Posted By Robert St Devil
This is Dr Loane's report, as reported in the...

This is Dr Loane's report, as reported in the East London Observer two weeks later on 26 February 1886.
Forum: Scene of the Crimes 04-13-2018, 06:37 AM
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Posted By Robert St Devil
these are from the East London Observer, 13...

these are from the East London Observer, 13 February 1886, jerryd.
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 04-05-2018, 11:03 AM
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Posted By Robert St Devil
That's fair if you don't care for my opinion. I,...

That's fair if you don't care for my opinion. I, in turn,never put much stock in your opinion that intestines spring from the body like a toy from a wind-up box; it didn't seem like a solid medical...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 04-05-2018, 08:06 AM
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Posted By Robert St Devil
True, it doesn't matter much if we are solely...

True, it doesn't matter much if we are solely recognizing that the killer had desires. But I've been working a rationale for the cretin.
In Chapman's case, the rationale may be: to get to the...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 04-05-2018, 07:19 AM
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Posted By Robert St Devil
Just generalizing; it seems like Chapman's and...

Just generalizing; it seems like Chapman's and Mary's flap-cutting was more extensive than Jackson's. Thinking maybe the fetus was his objective with Jackson, so he cut only high enough on her...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 04-05-2018, 06:09 AM
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Posted By Robert St Devil
Hi Gareth. I believe that we are thinking along...

Hi Gareth. I believe that we are thinking along the same lines. Jackson could have been laying on her back, with her legs in the same open-position as Jack the Ripper's victims; and that could be...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 04-04-2018, 07:49 PM
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Posted By Robert St Devil
Hi Debs. Just noticed that one of Jackson's flaps...

Hi Debs. Just noticed that one of Jackson's flaps had a portion of her buttock attached/reminding me of how one of the cuts on Catherine's body extended to her backside. It could be that cut to...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 04-04-2018, 05:16 PM
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Posted By Robert St Devil
If she was late in her pregnancy, the shape of...

If she was late in her pregnancy, the shape of her belly could have influenced the way the flaps were cut out. Or maybe he cut just enough to remove the foetus (thx debs; jackson’s “wedding” ring was...
Forum: Pub Talk 03-21-2018, 06:43 PM
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Posted By Robert St Devil
Hi Jeff, and yes it was:...

Hi Jeff, and yes it was:...
Forum: Pub Talk 03-20-2018, 08:27 AM
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Posted By Robert St Devil
Serial bomber in Texas

A mysterious package exploded at a Fed Ex center today in Schertz/San Antonio (my hometown). That marks the 5th in a series of public bombings since March 2nd in or near Austin. Schertz is about an...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 03-13-2018, 09:59 AM
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Posted By Robert St Devil
Hi JG. I just keep coming back to the same...

Hi JG. I just keep coming back to the same question: if Jack the Ripper was anti-Semitic (if that even matters in this case), why didn't he murder Jew prostitutes?

I don't see anything about...
Forum: Scene of the Crimes 03-05-2018, 04:33 PM
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Posted By Robert St Devil
Apologies for the confusion, Richard. That...

Apologies for the confusion, Richard. That illustration wasn't directly tied to my prior post. I have no idea what room that is; just thought it was cool, and added an extra dimension to your tour...
Forum: Scene of the Crimes 03-05-2018, 07:34 AM
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Posted By Robert St Devil
Hello Richard. Here's a sketch from the inside...

Hello Richard. Here's a sketch from the inside of a Miller's Court room (I think!)

The Illustrated London News, Jan 10, 1891
A Sketch In Miller's Court, Whitechapel.
Forum: Scene of the Crimes 03-05-2018, 07:11 AM
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Posted By Robert St Devil
Illustrated Police News, December 3rd, 1898

Illustrated Police News, December 3rd, 1898
Forum: Scene of the Crimes 02-28-2018, 06:38 PM
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Posted By Robert St Devil
Incredible work and I think you are close if not...

Incredible work and I think you are close if not accurate, Richard, outdone yourself! Very impressed with the craftsmanship. It aids with the realization that someone had to be dead-on in front of...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 02-19-2018, 11:11 PM
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Posted By Robert St Devil
In any photo of No 26 off Dorset Street, two...

In any photo of No 26 off Dorset Street, two windows are obvious in the 2nd floor (1st storey). Do these windows belong to the same room? In other words, does the 1st storey front room run the...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 02-19-2018, 10:24 PM
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Posted By Robert St Devil
It says it in Simon's post (1st line): Figures...

It says it in Simon's post (1st line):

Figures on buildings - 1, 1 1/2, 2, 2 1/2, etc - are stories in height counting from level of ground.

I read it to say that here was an opening in the brick...
Forum: Scene of the Crimes 02-18-2018, 08:20 PM
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Posted By Robert St Devil
Thank you, Simon! I count 9(?) chimneys, would...

Thank you, Simon!

I count 9(?) chimneys, would this mean that there are 9 rooms inside of No. 26? And, with the chimneys being along that far wall in the photo, does that indicate all of the rooms...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 02-18-2018, 12:05 PM
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Posted By Robert St Devil
Or, maybe, the entire attic space belonged to No....

Or, maybe, the entire attic space belonged to No. 27; and only accessible thru No. 27....

Been wondering, what's behind those bricks above the passage (arch), which building that area belonged to...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 02-16-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 109
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Posted By Robert St Devil
Looking forward to your work, Richard. Sorry...

Looking forward to your work, Richard. Sorry that we can't get any closer to the actual design, too many variations in the illustrations and not enough background in the frame in the photos. Still...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 02-15-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 109
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Posted By Robert St Devil
Hi Dave That's what I've spent the last few days...

Hi Dave

That's what I've spent the last few days trying to determine, which address did the court originally belong to - No 26 or No 27 or neither or both?

If it belonged to No 27, then I don't see...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 02-13-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 109
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Posted By Robert St Devil
Hello richardh Good question. I have no proof;...

Hello richardh

Good question. I have no proof; considering an original configuration for the house, Prater's door could have been in the design. If, for instance, a gate-door to the courtyard could...
Forum: Letters and Communications 02-07-2018, 06:40 AM
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Posted By Robert St Devil
Thanks Joshua. I was using the facsimile. I can...

Thanks Joshua. I was using the facsimile. I can see the actual letter in the book, and how the creases match. Dear Boss is just one page, front and back, right?
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