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Hard to believe Eddowes could've been strangled or slammed to the floor without the nearby nightwatchman hearing a sound.
The mens boots she was wearing would have echoed throughout that little square at that time of the night.
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The mens boots she was wearing would have echoed throughout that little square at that time of the night.
The square was very sparsely populated, and the night-watchman might well have been busy (wasn't he sweeping up when Watkins alerted him... or did I dream that?). Also, Mitre Square was a public right of way, so the sound of someone's boots wouldn't have been in the least bit noteworthy.
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Hard to believe not a single one of these murders had a witness or someone who could have incriminated the murderer of at least one...but here we are.
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Israel Schwartz probably witnessed the murder of stride and apparently someone implicated Kosminski as the ripper with the possibility of him being positively identified by Lawende.

But alas were only left with probabilities and possibilities.
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I do wonder about Eddowes having her hand on the man's chest as reported by Lawende.
If Lawende, Harris and Levy saw him, then he saw them. And he may have wanted to be off. Why was that?
Eddowes stopped him, sort of a "don't go" gesture.
Understandable, he was a potential paying customer.

Obviously she should have let him.
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The square was very sparsely populated, and the night-watchman might well have been busy (wasn't he sweeping up when Watkins alerted him... or did I dream that?). Also, Mitre Square was a public right of way, so the sound of someone's boots wouldn't have been in the least bit noteworthy.

Another press report highlighted the irony of a claim Morris had made to a police officer earlier that evening:

The strangest part of the whole thing was that he did not hear the slightest sound. As a rule he could hear the footsteps of the policeman as he passed on his beat every quarter of an hour, so the it appeared impossible that the woman could have uttered any sound without his detecting it. It was only on that night that he remarked to some policeman that he wished the "butcher" would come round Mitre square, and he would give him a doing; yet the "butcher" had come, and he was perfectly ignorant of it.
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