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View Poll Results: Will the Whitechapel Murders ever be solved?
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Old 05-18-2018, 12:04 PM
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Default Do you think it will be solved?

Do you believe that the true identity of Jack the Ripper and/or the perpetrators of the Whitechapel Murders will be satisfactorily proved (whatever that means) and that the Whitechapel Murder case will be solved?
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Do you believe that the true identity of Jack the Ripper and/or the perpetrators of the Whitechapel Murders will be satisfactorily proved (whatever that means) and that the Whitechapel Murder case will be solved?
The only chance would be some lost papers coming to light.

Something like (but not necessarily) Mcnaghtens notes on the “Private Information” why Druitt’s family thought he was the ripper, and it contained verifiable facts, OR notes on the seaside ID. That sort of thing.

Even then I expect there’d be a lot of debate over the genuiness of whatever came to light, (as there should be in my opinion).

Even a confession wouldn’t get any sort of general acceptance now.
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probably not. I think it would take someone finding an old trunk in an attic somewhere with a confession and or evidence accompanying it.
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Hey, what if at some point some old building was being repaired, and an old book kind of like a diary was found? Yeah? You know, maybe under the floorboards? What if in this old book was written in someone's handwriting a total confession of the Ripper murders? This would be it, wouldn't it? I think this is the kind of thing we should be looking for. Yeah? That would prove it, no problem-o. Like, everyone would believe it, yeah?

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Basically ditto to all above.

Even if some important new find came to light it would have to be conclusive. Like a series of letters between 2 senior officers spilling the beans. Then again, almost anything would be disputed. I really cant see this ever being solved. Can anyone think of an item of evidence that couldnt be disputed?
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probably not. I think it would take someone finding an old trunk in an attic somewhere with a confession and or evidence accompanying it.
You already have a diary Abby. There’s just no pleasing some
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I’ve no doubt that my own suspect was the killer! Well, only a little doubt. Almost insignificant doubt. A smallish doubt.

Whether I can prove it is another matter.

Absolute proof these days would, imho, consist of finding the victims’ missing organs. And then only if it could be shown who stored them originally.
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I’ve no doubt that my own suspect was the killer! Well, only a little doubt. Almost insignificant doubt. A smallish doubt.

Whether I can prove it is another matter.

Absolute proof these days would, imho, consist of finding the victims’ missing organs. And then only if it could be shown who stored them originally.
Which of course would be an entirely different issue, proving who stored them i mean.

Have you named your suspect, have i missed it?


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Have you named your suspect, have i missed it?


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Don’t think I have, I’ve yet to get really dirty researching him. A few minor pieces still missing, such as showing he was in London, or the UK, or Europe, in 1888.

His name was Christian Hansen, an exceedingly common Danish name. What makes him interesting? Before committing suicide in 1904 he confessed to some coworkers that some years previously he murdered a woman by cutting her throat.
Also he was a ship’s cattle driver. As you’ll recall, one of the earliest theories about the ripper was precisely that (Larkin).
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Don’t think I have, I’ve yet to get really dirty researching him. A few minor pieces still missing, such as showing he was in London, or the UK, or Europe, in 1888.

His name was Christian Hansen, an exceedingly common Danish name. What makes him interesting? Before committing suicide in 1904 he confessed to some coworkers that some years previously he murdered a woman by cutting her throat.
Also he was a ship’s cattle driver. As you’ll recall, one of the earliest theories about the ripper was precisely that (Larkin).
Interesting, best of luck with the research.


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