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Old 08-08-2017, 07:39 PM
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Default Why Was Ostrog Ever Considered?

OK, so modern research indicates that Michael Ostrog is not likely as a Ripper suspect. I'll buy that. But why then is he mentioned in the MacNaughton mem.? as MORE likely than Thomas Cutbush? It seems that at some point he WAS at least considered as a suspect- WHY? Any ideas?

(And do we have his DOD yet?)
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:44 AM
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Well, Macnaghten described him as a violent, misogynistic maniac who carried around surgical knives, but historically it appears he was nothing more than a petty thief and conman. More than likely Macnaghten had been fed misinformation about this particular suspect.
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Well, Macnaghten described him as a violent, misogynistic maniac who carried around surgical knives, but historically it appears he was nothing more than a petty thief and conman. More than likely Macnaghten had been fed misinformation about this particular suspect.
Or was confused as he was with some facts about Druitt.
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A chap who stole a silver cup from Eton would be capable of committing any outrage.
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Well the other two mentioned in the MM were Druitt, suspected on nothing more than rumors and innuendo, and Kosinski, who we have no idea how he even cam to the attention of police. So it's no surprise that he had Ostrog on there too-probably just more rumor and misinformation.
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Kosminski fell foul of the dog laws. Then he must be guilty of the murders.
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Kosminski fell foul of the dog laws. Then he must be guilty of the murders.
that's funny, but thinking about it-what if something somehow came out in that that lead the police to him?

or maybe the dog trial was just another headache for his family that helped them on their way to notifying the police?
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You think that the dog episode gave the police a lead? Perhaps....
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A chap who stole a silver cup from Eton would be capable of committing any outrage.
LOL!

and Druitt got sacked from work-the horror!
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You think that the dog episode gave the police a lead? Perhaps....
Well it certainly gave them paws.

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