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Forum: Doctors and Coroners 11-10-2017, 12:12 PM
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Posted By Joshua Rogan
Ooh, well spotted, I'd not noticed that before!...

Ooh, well spotted, I'd not noticed that before! Only a brief reference, but none-the-less interesting.

Another reference on the previous page, although nothing to do with Hebbert or JTR, is also...
Forum: Doctors and Coroners 11-10-2017, 03:08 AM
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Posted By Joshua Rogan
Cheers Debs! Do you know if Vol 5 of the...

Cheers Debs!
Do you know if Vol 5 of the Westminster Hospital Reports is available online anywhere? Other volumes are, but not that one, it seems. At least, I can't find it.

For info and...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-10-2017, 02:38 AM
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Posted By Joshua Rogan
Weren't there two gates in Cannon Row (plus one...

Weren't there two gates in Cannon Row (plus one on the Embankment), only one was left 'unlocked'? If the men with the barrow came to the locked gate, it would probably have been easier to climb over...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-09-2017, 11:33 AM
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Posted By Joshua Rogan
I'm sure at least one press report says that...

I'm sure at least one press report says that traces of paper were found under the string around the arm, suggesting it had once been wrapped but the paper had come off in the water.
I don't know if...
Forum: Doctors and Coroners 11-09-2017, 11:25 AM
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Posted By Joshua Rogan
Hebbert's torso writings

Along with "a system of legal medecine", Hebbert also wrote about a couple of torso cases in "The Westminster Hospital reports vol IV".
The chapter is entitled "an exercise in forensic medecine" and...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 11-08-2017, 04:43 PM
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Posted By Joshua Rogan
Could be Debs, but he's not mentiined by name....

Could be Debs, but he's not mentiined by name. And mostly the registered keepers didn't seem to live onsite, at least not overnight. So probably Piser was referring to a deputy or night watchman....
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-08-2017, 04:40 PM
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Posted By Joshua Rogan
The thing I don't get is...wouldn't Bond or...

The thing I don't get is...wouldn't Bond or Hebbert have mentioned something about the body being coated in antiseptic, if this had been the case?
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-08-2017, 04:33 PM
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Posted By Joshua Rogan
Or someone sneaking in at night. Seems a bit...

Or someone sneaking in at night. Seems a bit unlikely though.
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 11-08-2017, 08:11 AM
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Posted By Joshua Rogan
My copy is handy....but I can't find anything....

My copy is handy....but I can't find anything. Sugden does mention the incident but no names as far as I can see.
It was really the lodging house keeper that supplied the alibi though; the PC chat...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 11-08-2017, 07:44 AM
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Posted By Joshua Rogan
Here's Piser's relevant evidence, from the...

Here's Piser's relevant evidence, from the Telegraph;

"Where were you before two o'clock on Friday morning? - At eleven p.m. on Thursday I had my supper at the Round House.
[Coroner] Did you go...
Forum: Doctors and Coroners 11-08-2017, 06:08 AM
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Posted By Joshua Rogan
So you think Phillips was saying "yes, it...

So you think Phillips was saying "yes, it must have been a post mortem knife, as no ordinary medical case would contain such an instrument" rather than "no ordinary post mortem case would contain...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-06-2017, 05:37 PM
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Posted By Joshua Rogan
Although there was no watchman, there were normal...

Although there was no watchman, there were normal police patrols covering the roads around the works. And it seems that after the torso was discovered, until at least when the leg was found, a PC was...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-06-2017, 05:15 PM
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Posted By Joshua Rogan
Not according to the assistant...

Not according to the assistant foreman;

"Nobody is kept at the gates, but there is a notice prohibiting strangers from entering. On Saturdays all the gates are locked except a small one in...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-06-2017, 11:43 AM
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Posted By Joshua Rogan
Hmm, I don't think it was that report I was...

Hmm, I don't think it was that report I was thinking of...I'm sure I would have noticed the bit about "saw the remains within half-an-hour of their discovery"....you've got me wondering now.
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-06-2017, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Joshua Rogan
Yes, the Lambeth arm had been sprinkled with lime...

Yes, the Lambeth arm had been sprinkled with lime and was wrappped in canvas. It was also just bones (apparently including the shoulderblade, so not part of the torso) and so presumed to have been...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-06-2017, 11:12 AM
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Posted By Joshua Rogan
Maybe you're right Jerry. Anyone fancy leaving a...

Maybe you're right Jerry. Anyone fancy leaving a joint of meat in their garage for a month to find out?

I thought the hoarding story (in the Star, from memory) might explain why nobody saw the...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-06-2017, 11:06 AM
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Posted By Joshua Rogan
I think I brought this up earlier in the thread;...

I think I brought this up earlier in the thread; a journalist noted the body had the appearance of having been wiped with Condy's fluid at the autopsy, which is obviously after the doctors had it...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-06-2017, 10:47 AM
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Posted By Joshua Rogan
I'd opt for the smell being released when the...

I'd opt for the smell being released when the parcel was opened. I would think the smell would be pretty localised when wrapped and left undisturbed in a vault with minimal airflow. I've no evidence...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-06-2017, 09:40 AM
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Posted By Joshua Rogan
Although several workmen at the inquest thought...

Although several workmen at the inquest thought they must have seen the torso if it was there before the Monday, Bond wasn't the only one who thought it had been in place for several weeks. In the...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-06-2017, 09:13 AM
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Posted By Joshua Rogan
I thought he said he saw it as he crossed the...

I thought he said he saw it as he crossed the street toward the arch...

"As I was crossing I saw, in the arch, something that appeared to be a bundle."
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-06-2017, 08:21 AM
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Posted By Joshua Rogan
A strange smell was apparently noticed, but not...

A strange smell was apparently noticed, but not investigated immediately. I suspect it was much less noticable while the torso sat tightly wrapped in the vault. However, once opened and the decay...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-05-2017, 08:53 AM
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Posted By Joshua Rogan
There was apparently a well somewhere in the...

There was apparently a well somewhere in the foundations which was searched for the rest of the torso. Could that be what you were thinking of?
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-05-2017, 08:51 AM
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Posted By Joshua Rogan
The two cuts were somewhat superficial, if I can...

The two cuts were somewhat superficial, if I can use that word. Dr Phillips thought they were likely collateral damage;

"The two small cuts upon the forearm appear to me as likely to have been...
Forum: Witnesses 11-02-2017, 03:58 PM
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Posted By Joshua Rogan
Well, usually the blades on a clasp knife would...

Well, usually the blades on a clasp knife would be different sizes, a small pen blade and a larger pointed blade. And in Bond's profile he suggests Jack used "a strong knife at least six inches...
Forum: Witnesses 11-02-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 69
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Posted By Joshua Rogan
Just reading about another 1888 murder (the...

Just reading about another 1888 murder (the killing of Percy Serle in Havant), which was committed with a clasp knife having two blades - could this be a simple solution for the two sizes of wounds...
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