I was reading m.j. Trow's the ripper hunter.
He says had time to examine abberline's own press cuttings about his old cases.
One of the given cases is Elizabeth "fanny" lazarus' unsolved murder.
Abberline's one of two murder cases in cuttings.
If wanted i could give details, but in short first and probably the most important witness was non other than Joseph Barnett.
I dont know if it is the same man but he listed as cigar maker of 9 old castle street.
Little kid drowned, 20 years old joseph, not solved case...
What do you think?
Im writing this as i now still reading the book, but writer seem not to detect barnett name.