I'm alarmed by the comment that the detectives were expected to bring the evidence with them to court. This stuff was apparently taken home afterwards and forgotten about until a descendant or other relative found it. Wow-- talk about lax rules about chain of authority!
Glad to see the tag was still with it, and that the finder did the correct thing and gave it to a museum.
--------------- Von Konigswald: Jack the Ripper plays shuffleboard. -- Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, c.1970.
Curious spelling in the transcription. If this was a faithful rendering of Dyer's handwritten statement, she was spelling words like 'tell' and 'will' with only one 'l' but on one occasion spells 'will' correctly.
The tone sounds like it was dictated to a police officer, who was coaching her in certain directions. ("I have made a full statement I have told the truth and nothing but the whole truth...I have wrote out a true and faithful statement of everything...") So I don't think those would have been her misspellings, but someone on staff's...