It'd be funny to have a movie with a clever Inspector (not Abberline, therefore) investigating the ripper murders and being more and more convinced, murder after murder, that there is no serial killer around.
Too bad Peter Sellers is dead.
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Solutions in a murder case can't be 'figured out' like a maths equation.
So why didn't you tell Mr Edwards that?
Regards, Jon S.
Regards, Jon S. It can scarcely be doubted that the same person who murdered several poor women in August and September in Whitechapel has returned to his old haunts, and been again at his hideous work. Two such monsters in human form there cannot be. The murderer of Mitre-square is, no doubt, the murderer of Dorset-street.
Times, 10 Nov. 1888.
I probably did, Jon. And knowing Ivor, he'd have given me a mouthful for my pains.
Trouble is, it applies to everyone who thinks they have cracked the case, whether they have a lone predator in mind or several individuals, each with different reasons for wanting to snuff out a specific Spitalfields unfortunate.
Without the kind of evidence that could have resulted in an actual conviction, all attempts to 'figure out' a solution will always remain just attempts, bolstered only by personal conviction.
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As an item of fringe interest, I could of course offer the fact that when prime minister Palme was shot in 1986, one of the leading police investigators actually produced not one but TWO (2) "police solutions". Both Victor Gunnarsson and Christer Petterson were favoured by him, and he thought it a shame that the police was not able to put at least one of them away for the hit, apparently regardless of whom!
It makes me wonder how much stock we should invest in "police solutions" - some of them seem more directed to saving the behinds of the police than to finding the true culprit.
Last edited by Fisherman : 06-08-2012 at 05:20 PM.
I also find it odd that it were more than obviously show in the polices own writings that they changed their point of view many times over, and that the most prominent of these seem to have written many different 'suspects' as their personal 'man who done it'. This is also evident in the coroners as well as they differ in opinion on how extensive the damage and who could have done it (ie) a butcher or someone with medical knowledge. Good post Fisherman.