Yes I saw the progam. Its what lead me to the Casebook and piqued my interest in these crimes.
And yes the local man theory is by far the most sensible and probable.
But it is possible and somewhat prbable that Police interviewed this Man and he was so calm and collective about it that they didnt investigate him any further. Its happened before in other SK cases. And it is possible and perhaps probable that this man appeared in court on a related or unrelated charge wich may give us a clue.
Just wait until the Old Bailey transcripts are available later this year.....
We might have an entirely new suspect base to work from and for those in the future to work with. Hopefully, all of the present ones will be eliminated one day...and then 20 years or so down the road, names like Bury,Druitt, Tumbelty,etc... will stand aside names like Pizer,Cream and Stephenson.
Maybe some of these names that will be gleaned might fit the "unnamed local guy"....wouldn't that be neat?
Imagine 50 new men...with records of violence against women ( not neat by any means...)...or being in court for aberrant behavior....being institutionalized prior to 1888 and released just prior to August 7th, 1888...or any of those marvelous qualities that make up a serial killer....being researchable.