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    Thread for brief details of new discoveries relating to the case, together with links (or references to publications) for more information and/or discussion.

  • #2
    I would not call it a discovery, but here is photo of an interesting association between a military surplus dealer and george yard. Dave
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    We are all born cute as a button and dumb as rocks. We grow out of cute fast!

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    • #3
      Well, for those who've read my Le Grand essay, I posted an article from an 'insider' about Le Grand. I speculated this was a police officer but on reflection it seems most likely it was George Lusk who wrote that letter and it was Le Grand and his men who were stalking him in October, 1888.

      Yours truly,

      Tom Wescott

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      • #4
        An interesting discovery by Chris Scott (actually a rediscovery of an article posted by Howard Brown in April) of a newspaper article from December 1897 saying that the authorities had admitted that the perpretrator was "blue-blooded", and had died in Broadmoor. It's also interesting because discussion of the Ripper murder is coupled with that of the murder of Elizabeth Camp in 1897, as in later reports. There's some discussion of this article in these two threads on jtrforums.com:
        http://www.jtrforums.com/showthread.php?t=9366
        http://www.jtrforums.com/showthread.php?t=10115

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        • #5
          Here is a cap showing the location of Jacob Isaccs's home at 12 Newcastle and the chandler shop in Dorset street. Of note is the chandler shop in Wentworth street (in between them). Why? Hell if I know, that was not indicated on the map or in the postal directory. Dave
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Chris View Post
            An interesting discovery by Chris Scott (actually a rediscovery of an article posted by Howard Brown in April) of a newspaper article from December 1897 saying that the authorities had admitted that the perpretrator was "blue-blooded", and had died in Broadmoor. It's also interesting because discussion of the Ripper murder is coupled with that of the murder of Elizabeth Camp in 1897, as in later reports. There's some discussion of this article in these two threads on jtrforums.com:
            http://www.jtrforums.com/showthread.php?t=9366
            http://www.jtrforums.com/showthread.php?t=10115
            Actually, that article is even more interesting than I thought at first, as it turns out to have been written by the same author as the strange 1910 New York Times article on Anderson's theory:
            http://forum.casebook.org/showpost.p...&postcount=435

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            • #7
              I have posted some information relating to Anderson's comments on the murder of Elizabeth Camp in 1897 here:
              http://forum.casebook.org/showthread.php?t=4839

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              • #8
                Lynn Cates has posted an advertisement for Le Grand's detective agency from June 1888:
                http://forum.casebook.org/showpost.p...&postcount=483

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                • #9
                  I recently posted an article which claimed Dr Pedechenko to have been a ripper suspect.This was by an author named Mary Monaghan.She claimed the person who suspected him was Sir Basil Thomson,who became an Assistant Commissioner in 1913.I hadn't come across that before.

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                  • #10
                    Another article on Forbes Winslow's theory (and his identification of his suspect with the "insane medical student") from the New York World of 8 September 1895 has been posted by Howard Brown on jtrforums.com:
                    http://www.jtrforums.com/showthread.php?t=10210

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                    • #11
                      New Suspect

                      Greetings all,


                      Something interesting happened last Christmas. It may be nothing or it could be something significant. A friend of mine knew I was involved in JTR stuff, so he contacted me and told me a family story.

                      He has an old chest that has been passed on through the family, which belonged to an artist/family member named Fred Johnson who lived in London in the 1880’s. In the chest was a pad of paper called, “Fred Johnson’s drawing book”. One of the pictures is of a man with a receding hairline and a mustache dressed in a Victorian age suit. Above the drawing it says, “W. J. McDermott the supposed Jack the Ripper”. Eric said Johnson lived in London at the time of the murders. I checked Casebook and Google and I cannot find any reference to a McDermott as a possible JTR suspect. I also asked Simon Wood and Wolf Vanderlinden last January/February and they had not heard of him. Have any of you ever heard of a suspect named W. McDermott? My thoughts are that Johnson merely saw this in a local London newspaper, so he drew it (of course, no photocopying then). It's just strange that this man has been forgotten.

                      My friend took photos of the chest, the drawing book, a picture of a man in a top hat next to a woman, and then the picture of this McDermott. It looks like a West End man who may have been suspected of having a second life frequenting the East End. Below is a photo of Johnson's drawing.

                      Sincerely,

                      Mike

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                      The Ripper's Haunts/JtR Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety (Sunbury Press)
                      http://www.michaelLhawley.com

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                      • #12
                        How interesting. I've taken the liberty of starting a new thread for discussion of Mr McDermott:
                        http://forum.casebook.org/showthread.php?t=4859

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                        • #13
                          A interesting press report about Robert Sagar from 1905, including new and puzzling information about his theory regarding the Ripper's identity. I thought this was new when I came across it yesterday, but it turns out it was posted on jtrforums.com by Howard Brown a couple of months ago.
                          http://www.jtrforums.com/showthread.php?t=9885
                          http://forum.casebook.org/showthread...995#post142995

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                          • #14
                            A photograph of Joseph Lawende taken in 1899:
                            http://forum.casebook.org/showthread.php?t=4910

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                            • #15
                              A newly discovered photograph of William Magrath, published in 1894, posted by Debra Arif:
                              http://forum.casebook.org/showpost.p...1&postcount=34

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