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    At Annie Chapman's inquest, a couple of papers mention witness James Kent as he describes being alerted to the murder by Davis;

    Times 13 Sept
    "While he was waiting there an elderly man named Davis who lived two or three doors off, came out of his house and said, "Men, come here." Davis had his belt in his hand."

    Morning Advertiser
    "While I was waiting there, an elderly man, named Davis, I believe, who lives two or three doors off, called to me. He came out of his house into the road two or three yards off with his belt in his hand."

    It doesn't seem to be picked up or even mentioned again. But bearing in mind Annie's signs of strangulation....is this at all suspicious?
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  • #2
    I think if she'd have been strangled with a (presumably leather) belt, it would have been obvious. Don't forget that Davis was probably on his way to the privy, and at any rate he had only just got up, so he might not yet have put his trousers on properly when he found the body.
    Kind regards, Sam Flynn

    "Suche Nullen" (Nietzsche, Götzendämmerung, 1888)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Sam Flynn View Post
      I think if she'd have been strangled with a (presumably leather) belt, it would have been obvious. Don't forget that Davis was probably on his way to the privy, and at any rate he had only just got up, so he might not yet have put his trousers on properly when he found the body.
      To me that’s clearly both the relevance and the reason.
      G U T

      There are two ways to be fooled, one is to believe what isn't true, the other is to refuse to believe that which is true.

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      • #4
        Spoilsports!
        Your logic and pragmatism are stifling Ripperology - we need more suspects!!!!

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        • #5
          maybe he was spanking her

          "Is all that we see or seem
          but a dream within a dream?"

          -Edgar Allan Poe


          "...the man and the peaked cap he is said to have worn
          quite tallies with the descriptions I got of him."

          -Frederick G. Abberline

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Abby Normal View Post
            maybe he was spanking her
            Watch it Abby you’ll get quoted by Rubenholdites
            Regards

            Herlock






            "Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell.”

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