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Sorry, Rock, I didn't mean for the question to be asked cynically, I honestly didn't know, haha, lot of details still jumbled up. The part about the midwife was just my speculation. What drew my interest, obviously, was the brown parcel paper and the disposal of the newborns in public locations and the similarities to the Torso Killer's method. One article went so far as to report how neatly the parcel had been tied up, but that wasn,'t always the case.
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Many of the torso parts were wrapped in clothing (see Elizabeth Jackson's Ulster coat). The thigh of Elizabeth Jackson was wrapped in the pocket of what was thought to be part of a costermonger's apron. I'll have to look back to see how many of the parts (87-89) were actually parceled with paper. The Pinchin torso was found naked save part of a torn chemise.
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The child found under a seat on the Liverpool tramcar was wrapped in a piece of cotton cloth and brown parcel paper. (May 88)
The child found at the Board school, Deptford Lower-Road, was wrapped in a diaper napkin.
The child found at Archbishop Holgate's School was wrapped in flannel and brown paper. {"The parcel was nealy wrapt and sewn up with fine string" York Herald, 16 Jun 88}
The child found in Old Church Lane, York was found wrapped in black corded-silk skirt. (Jul 88)
The child left at Hampstead cemetery was wrapped in linen. (Jul 88)
The child found on the London and NorthWestern train from broad street was wrapped up in rags and brown paper. (Aug 88)
The child found floating near Corn-Mill Bridge, Knottingly, was wrapped in woman's cotton drawers and brown paper and tied up with a string. (Sep 88)
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interesting thank you devil. so was the whitehall torso actually wrapped in course cloth (canvas?) and bound tightly with cord/string? I read an article the other day that stated as much
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