I've just bought, but not started reading yet, a book called The Survivor by Jimmy Evans and Martin Short. In the blurb on the back cover it says
35 years after Scotland Yard declared the Nude Murders 'unsolved', this book produces shocking evidence that 'Jack the Stripper' may have been its own most famous detective of the day, Tommy Butler.Was this discussed on the lost thread?
I've just read the relevent sections in this book which offer no credible evidence that Tommy Butler may have been 'Jack the Stripper'. He did live in the West London area where the bodies were found, but that's about it.
I have dipped into and out of this case at various times and thought the most likely suspect to be the security guard who had access to paint spraying workshops. It seems flecks of such paint were found on several of the victims. I believe he committed suicide and the police decided not to name him out of sensitivity to his family.
However, I believe some think that the boxer Freddie Mills was the killer. I don't think there is any evidence to link him with the crimes, except for his links to London's underworld, and the possibility of the girls being 'controlled' by someone close to Mills.
I guess it's one of those crimes that will never be truly solved.
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I suspect that the security guard, if he existed at all, might have been a convenient scape goat because the cops were embarrassed that they hadn't solved it. On the old thread, I think we identified a person who might have been this guy except he died in an accident not suicide. I don't believe there were any suicides recorded in this era that fitted the description. At least one of the half dozen or so suspects we named was still alive.
This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.