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Ive never claimed belief that there were 4 different murderers in the C5 Harry, you must have me confused with someone else. Ive claimed that I believe that there was more than one single mad killer, and that unknown motives do not equate to absent motives. Also that a single cut doesn't belong with the list of mutilated women.
Oh, no? Don't you propose that one man killed Nichols & Chapman (Isenschmid?), Stride was a spy killed by the socialist club, Eddowes was silenced for being a police informer, and Mary Kelly was the victim of a bloody love triangle? Five victims, four different killers no?
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Oh, no? Don't you propose that one man killed Nichols & Chapman (Isenschmid?), Stride was a spy killed by the socialist club, Eddowes was silenced for being a police informer, and Mary Kelly was the victim of a bloody love triangle? Five victims, four different killers no?
I'm of the opinion that C4 and C5 may be connected by killers, that C3 doesn't belong at all, and C1 and C2 are the ones that constitute double murder by one man. I admit I like Isenchmidt for the first 2.

I suppose though that its fair to say possibly 4 killers, so I recall my response to your post. Yes, I believe 4 are possible.

I do know this....when motives are absent, one must strongly consider some mental aberration as the actual motive, but when relationships are severed just before the crime(s), infidelity is possibly discovered, spying is suspected, or dangerous threats of accusing a killer.. then absent motives may well just be undiscovered motives.

Why the murders happened, in terms of investigation, is far more important that what specifically happened in each individual case.
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I'm of the opinion that C4 and C5 may be connected by killers, that C3 doesn't belong at all, and C1 and C2 are the ones that constitute double murder by one man. I admit I like Isenchmidt for the first 2.

I suppose though that its fair to say possibly 4 killers, so I recall my response to your post. Yes, I believe 4 are possible.

I do know this....when motives are absent, one must strongly consider some mental aberration as the actual motive, but when relationships are severed just before the crime(s), infidelity is possibly discovered, spying is suspected, or dangerous threats of accusing a killer.. then absent motives may well just be undiscovered motives.

Why the murders happened, in terms of investigation, is far more important that what specifically happened in each individual case.
Ill just add this, a murder was committed a few years back within a few miles from my home, and the cause of the murder, according to him, was that the killer was made to feel inferior by the victim, and in a quick violent moment, a male teenager strangled the female teenager victim. He then cut the victim into pieces which he took away in 4 different directions to bury.

Was the killer a dismemberer? Yes. Did dismemberment have anything to do with the ultimate motive for the crime, no. The motive is why people kill.
What is done after that murder can be explained in many ways without assuming some deviant compulsion.
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Four post-mortem mutilation murders, with the same MO, over the course of twelve weeks, within the same square mile. At the time, the whole concept of a serial killer was unprecedented but the police and medicos still recognised a blindingly obvious pattern when they saw one.
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Four post-mortem mutilation murders, with the same MO, over the course of twelve weeks, within the same square mile. At the time, the whole concept of a serial killer was unprecedented but the police and medicos still recognised a blindingly obvious pattern when they saw one.
And a womans torso. And a woman stabbed 37 times just prior to the alleged Canonical streak. And a woman with a slit throat and open abdomen in 1889.

The mere fact that the Canonical List includes a woman who isnt mutilated post mortem, who isn't cut in any way but to kill, should be enough to give you pause as to what you've been told by the contemporary police.

There is no evidence to even connect 1 Canonical to another, yet you folks seem to believe its acceptable to group a bunch of them by 1 unknown killer despite the glaringly obvious missing links or absence of any evidence.

Hard to understand, still, after 25 years of this study.
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The mere fact that the Canonical List includes a woman who isnt mutilated post mortem, who isn't cut in any way but to kill, should be enough to give you pause as to what you've been told by the contemporary police.
A woman murdered in close proximity to the other victims, within walking distance of another victim on the same night who had her throat slashed. Both murders were seemingly motiveless and there was no clear suspect in either one.

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There is no evidence to even connect 1 Canonical to another, yet you folks seem to believe its acceptable to group a bunch of them by 1 unknown killer despite the glaringly obvious missing links or absence of any evidence.
What evidence would connect the canonicals, in your estimation? I'm dying to know.
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The mere fact that the Canonical List includes a woman who isnt mutilated post mortem, who isn't cut in any way but to kill, should be enough to give you pause as to what you've been told by the contemporary police.
Stride was one of the very important connections in the case in 1888. The murder of Stride caused the cutting off of the apron and the writing on the wall.
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What evidence would connect the canonicals, in your estimation? I'm dying to know.
I believe that there exists a very real possibility that the motives for one or more of the murders could be found,... a letter, missing police report, personal memorandum, which would allow us to focus on the more likely grouping of murders. Maybe narrowing the search from everyone who had a pulse in East End London in the Fall of 1888 to something more manageable. Might lead to new research involving as yet unknown, or overlooked, players. There are far more murders committed for emotional or financial reasons than there are ones that involve the killers madness. Why eliminate the majority when looking for probabilities?

We know a few Canonicals can be seen travelling the same haunts as others, maybe there is something to be found there.

I don't think I would bother with this if I believed that nothing can be solved or illuminated, and I don't believe the current configuration and count for a single killer is accurate. There is always hope.
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I believe that there exists a very real possibility that the motives for one or more of the murders could be found,... a letter, missing police report, personal memorandum, which would allow us to focus on the more likely grouping of murders. Maybe narrowing the search from everyone who had a pulse in East End London in the Fall of 1888 to something more manageable. Might lead to new research involving as yet unknown, or overlooked, players. There are far more murders committed for emotional or financial reasons than there are ones that involve the killers madness. Why eliminate the majority when looking for probabilities?

We know a few Canonicals can be seen travelling the same haunts as others, maybe there is something to be found there.

I don't think I would bother with this if I believed that nothing can be solved or illuminated, and I don't believe the current configuration and count for a single killer is accurate. There is always hope.
Thanks.

Each murder should be examined individually, that's standard protocol, and one that was taken at the time. However, in lieu of any identifiable suspect or motive, it soon became apparent to the police that they were dealing with a new breed of criminal, one that would later be dubbed a 'serial killer'. I know that you don't subscribe to that belief, you think serial killing was an anachronistic concept back then, even though the signature elements of the crimes correspond with other well-known serial killer behaviour. The human condition hasn't changed that much in 100 years.

If Eddowes, for example, was not murdered by the same man who killed Nichols & Chapman, why the overkill? If she was silenced for whatever reason, why didn't the killer stop at slitting her throat? Why did he needlessly increase the risk involved by mutilating her remains and stealing organs? Do you really think someone will resort to such extreme lengths just to cover their tracks? And you're presuming the killer needed to cover their tracks in the first place. He didn't.

Admittedly there is some room for doubt with someone like Stride. Although the odds of two cutthroat murders occurring independently of one other in such close proximity are staggering, particularly when murders such as these were a rare occurrence prior to 1888.

I don't know what else to tell you, Mike. I believe we've reached an impasse. You want to reinvent the wheel when the facts speak for themselves.
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Each murder should be examined individually, that's standard protocol, and one that was taken at the time. However, in lieu of any identifiable suspect or motive, it soon became apparent to the police that they were dealing with a new breed of criminal, one that would later be dubbed a 'serial killer'. I know that you don't subscribe to that belief, you think serial killing was an anachronistic concept back then, even though the signature elements of the crimes correspond with other well-known serial killer behaviour. The human condition hasn't changed that much in 100 years.

I believe that the environment in which the killings take place eliminate the need for historical killers, (when compared with modern serial killers), to change their MO around a bit to confuse the investigation. In 1888 there were severe limitations on available sciences that could be used to test evidence,...they couldn't match blood by gender, they were not using fingerprints, there were no cameras in shops or at intersections, there was no Serial crimes division at all. Killers who had a predilection for certain activities could engage in them at will unless they were caught red-handed or turned in by someone. In Kates case, she allegedly stated that she was going to names someone she thought was a murderer to the police. Kates injuries therefore shouldn't be surprising in context...people who were know as rats or squealers within the Fenian organizations were killed and had their faces marked to warn others of the possible results if they should entertain that. That might address this next bit.....

If Eddowes, for example, was not murdered by the same man who killed Nichols & Chapman, why the overkill? If she was silenced for whatever reason, why didn't the killer stop at slitting her throat?

Admittedly there is some room for doubt with someone like Stride. Although the odds of two cutthroat murders occurring independently of one other in such close proximity are staggering, particularly when murders such as these were a rare occurrence prior to 1888.

I prefer facts to statistical presumptions Harry.

I don't know what else to tell you, Mike. I believe we've reached an impasse. You want to reinvent the wheel when the facts speak for themselves.

Nope. I just want the wheel to be round to even be classified as a wheel.....Liz Stride, for one, is a square wheel on the vehicle called Canonicals...and as such, it throws everything off balance.
I understand that many want to utilize serial killer statistics because they feel the killer can be categorized in this manner..my feeling is that the killer of Polly and Annie had severe mental issues and very little regard for, or distinction between, man and animal. I think Liz Stride pissed off her killer, I think that Kate may have been killed because she threatened to squeal on a killer, and Mary...well all Ive decided about her murderers motivation is that it was personal, and includes anger directed at Mary.
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