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  • Why the Gap?

    I am sure this has been raised before but I will ask again. Why were there no murders in October 1888?

    How do we explain this hiatus?

    What do people think happened?
    Best wishes,

    Tristan

  • #2
    Originally posted by Losmandris View Post
    I am sure this has been raised before but I will ask again. Why were there no murders in October 1888?

    How do we explain this hiatus?

    What do people think happened?
    The killer was out of the country during that period

    www.trevormarriott.co.uk

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Trevor Marriott View Post

      The killer was out of the country during that period

      www.trevormarriott.co.uk
      I might have know you would say that Trevor! I all fairness it is a very reasonable suggestion.
      Best wishes,

      Tristan

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Losmandris View Post

        I might have know you would say that Trevor! I all fairness it is a very reasonable suggestion.
        Possibly spooked after the double-event? Kept a low profile as he thought he was seen (the sighting by "the City P.C. who was on a beat near Mitre Square")?. That could also be the reason his next victim was murdered indoors.

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        • #5
          Partly I'm with Trevor, he was out of the country.JTR was a visitor, although he knew the area.Partly, in October,maybe it was the house to house searches in the District,the thousands of flyers,the additional police personnel/patrols,although useless because he was out of the country or district.Partly it was something else.
          Last edited by Varqm; 10-05-2022, 03:58 PM.
          Clearly the first human laws (way older and already established) spawned organized religion's morality - from which it's writers only copied/stole,ex. you cannot kill,rob,steal (forced,it started civil society).
          M. Pacana

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Harry D View Post

            Possibly spooked after the double-event? Kept a low profile as he thought he was seen (the sighting by "the City P.C. who was on a beat near Mitre Square")?. That could also be the reason his next victim was murdered indoors.
            me likey
            "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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            • #7
              You might just as well ask why did he kill in September (the Double Event)? The answer is the same in both cases. We don't know.

              c.d.

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              • #8
                Being seen was part of it,Long,James Brown probly,that did not spook him.But I guess 2 murders at one time and the police were getting aggressive were part of it.
                Clearly the first human laws (way older and already established) spawned organized religion's morality - from which it's writers only copied/stole,ex. you cannot kill,rob,steal (forced,it started civil society).
                M. Pacana

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Losmandris View Post
                  I am sure this has been raised before but I will ask again. Why were there no murders in October 1888?

                  How do we explain this hiatus?

                  What do people think happened?
                  I'm of the opinion this is the most over-thought aspect of the murders. I think the answer is clear:

                  The News 22nd October

                  Whitechapel swarms with police of every class. Every man will be specially urged to make unusual efforts, and warned of the fate that will overtake him on whose beat a murdered woman is found. Every dark corner and alley will hold one or two detectives. Others will be eavesdropping on the pallets of every lodging house so that the murderer, no matter how good his intentions, may be excused for postponing his crime or moving to some new neighborhood.

                  Openshaw letter, which I think could be genuine ties in with this:

                  i was goin to hoperate agin close to you ospitle just as i was going to dror mi nife along of er bloomin throte them cusses of coppers spoilt the game

                  There is also a reference to anyone in a wideawake being stopped and searched in October

                  No mystery IMO

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                  • #10
                    Because he was waiting for Barnett to move out.
                    My name is Dave. You cannot reach me through Debs email account

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DJA View Post
                      Because he was waiting for Barnett to move out.
                      Part of it too.I believe in an intruder theory in MJK's case,the lurking guy seen by Sarah Lewis looking up the court,I think he was trying to get in and kill her.He must have known Kelly was without a partner.If a client the MJK murder would have been as quiet as Eddowes's,no cries.
                      But Hutch pretended he was that guy and believed blindedly.
                      Last edited by Varqm; 10-06-2022, 03:44 AM.
                      Clearly the first human laws (way older and already established) spawned organized religion's morality - from which it's writers only copied/stole,ex. you cannot kill,rob,steal (forced,it started civil society).
                      M. Pacana

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                      • #12
                        It’s been suggested that the killer might have taken a piece of apron away from Mitre Square because he’d cut himself during the murder of Catherine Eddowes and that he used it to wrap around the wound. It might have been the case then that the wound became infected and put him out of action for the duration of October?

                        Just a suggestion to add to the list of possibles which would include all of the above.
                        Regards

                        Sir Herlock Sholmes

                        “It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.”

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                        • #13
                          On his Hols?

                          Lost his Oyster card?
                          Last edited by mpriestnall; 10-06-2022, 09:45 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Took off in his Time Machine?
                            My name is Dave. You cannot reach me through Debs email account

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                            • #15
                              I tend to think that the murderer may have had a number of abortive attempts in October but got spooked, so did not go through with it.
                              Best wishes,

                              Tristan

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