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Default Just how late after 1888, did Ripper scares continue?

I recently watched the Kemp brothers, version of the Kray's film. To anyone who hasn't seen it. There's a scene at the beginning, set in an underground tube station (I assume Bethnal Green tube station?), during an air raid. Local kids are being told a tale about Jack the Ripper by Granddad Kray. This got me thinking, was this scene based on the directors childhood memories perhaps?

Just how long after the fact, was Jack still in the public consciousness?

Has anyone got any information such as newspaper articles, reporting later Ripper scares?

I'm curious to know just how long after 1888, Jack was still being talked about?
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Hi, Station Cat,

I did some research in American newspaper databases and have found that crimes referred to as "Ripper murders" were written about well into the 20th century.

Of course we've heard of the murder of Carrie Brown in New York, but there were also some deaths of prostitutes in Denver in the 1890s called the work of "the Denver Ripper," and in the early Teens in New York a child killer who sent Ripper-like letters sowed public terror.

If the "Ripper" moniker stuck to violent killers around the world, I think that those in Whitechapel and London were to remember the original Jack for a much longer time.
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At least until 1901, with the Dorset Street murder of Mary Ann Austin: http://www.casebook.org/dissertation...nn-austin.html
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I recently watched the Kemp brothers, version of the Kray's film. To anyone who hasn't seen it. There's a scene at the beginning, set in an underground tube station (I assume Bethnal Green tube station?), during an air raid. Local kids are being told a tale about Jack the Ripper by Granddad Kray. This got me thinking, was this scene based on the directors childhood memories perhaps?

Just how long after the fact, was Jack still in the public consciousness?

Has anyone got any information such as newspaper articles, reporting later Ripper scares?

I'm curious to know just how long after 1888, Jack was still being talked about?
Up Until the present Iíd say. If any murder, or series of murders involve a knife, it usually got the ripper moniker, ie.. Gainesville ripper etc.

I knew who Jack the Ripper was as a kid in upstate NY in the late sixties and seventies.

I donít think his legend ever went away.
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Thanks everyone for your replies.

I assume then that the police were still taking positive action to apprehend him well past the COLES murder?
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Didn't the case closed in 1892?
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My nan used to tell me about it (in great detail) in 1960. When she said "and they've never found him" I thought he must have still been alive. She was from Deptford born 1878 and her husband from the East End was born in 1874.

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