however, since its possibly the first kill (if it was the ripper) then the changes later could be perfecting his MO. also theirs the possibility it could have been a trigger kill-as in he really hadn't set out to kill that night.
we also need to keep in mind that he may have spent considerable time with Stride ala peaked cap man. and that he and Kelly might have known each other and or if the ripper was blotchy they obviously hung out for a while in public before the kill.
I agree, AN
.. and someone may have been buying Eddowes drinks that Sat afternoon.
Nichols seemed to know where she could get her lodging money and McKenzie was in a rush somewhere when she was last seen alive