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  • Pierre
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    Originally posted by Pcdunn View Post
    I was told that a number of things led to the loss of the Ripper Files:
    -- destruction in the War
    -- shortage of paper, so old files were re-used
    -- possible theft by police staff wanting mementos,
    -- just general loss and destruction over the years.

    Is it also true that some items have been slipped into file folders after they were requested for study?
    Have other historical murder files been subject to the same types of loss?

    Pierre

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  • Pierre
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    Originally posted by Pcdunn View Post
    Yes, but there is controversy over whether this photo is authentic or not.
    Hi,

    do you have a source for that "controversy"?

    Cheers, Pierre

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  • Pcdunn
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    Originally posted by Harry D View Post
    Wasn't some of the paperwork destroyed during WWII?

    The mortuary photo of Rose Mylett is lost (if one was ever taken).
    I was told that a number of things led to the loss of the Ripper Files:
    -- destruction in the War
    -- shortage of paper, so old files were re-used
    -- possible theft by police staff wanting mementos,
    -- just general loss and destruction over the years.

    Is it also true that some items have been slipped into file folders after they were requested for study?

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  • Harry D
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    Wasn't some of the paperwork destroyed during WWII?

    The mortuary photo of Rose Mylett is lost (if one was ever taken).

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  • Pcdunn
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    Originally posted by Pierre View Post
    The MJK3 photograph gave another version of the room in Millerīs Court. See for example: https://www.casebook.org/dissertatio...l?printer=true

    Cheers, Pierre
    Yes, but there is controversy over whether this photo is authentic or not.

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  • Pierre
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    Originally posted by The Station Cat View Post
    That is very interesting!!

    Did these returned documents shine any light on any previously unknown evidence/information?
    The MJK3 photograph gave another version of the room in Millerīs Court. See for example: https://www.casebook.org/dissertatio...l?printer=true

    Cheers, Pierre

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  • The Station Cat
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    Originally posted by Merry_Olde_Mary View Post
    I believe a package arrived anonymously at Scotland Yard containing stolen photos and paperwork from the pillaged files, some time in the 20th Century. The thinking was that the heirs of a deceased thief/collector felt badly, and just wanted to give the documents back quietly.


    That is very interesting!!

    Did these returned documents shine any light on any previously unknown evidence/information?

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  • Merry_Olde_Mary
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    where do they come from and what were they of?
    I believe a package arrived anonymously at Scotland Yard containing stolen photos and paperwork from the pillaged files, some time in the 20th Century. The thinking was that the heirs of a deceased thief/collector felt badly, and just wanted to give the documents back quietly.

    It may have been discussed in this documentary...which is most interesting to me because it has opinions of the FBI presented. (One of the profilers on the show's panel is John Douglas, who inspired the Jack Crawford character in The Silence of the Lambs.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqFtvJibWKY

    EDIT: speaking of juries, here is a drunk Orson Welles arguing there's no possible way to start a sentence by emphasizing the word "in" while recording audio for a commercial for frozen peas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V14PfDDwxlE
    .
    Last edited by Merry_Olde_Mary; 06-25-2017, 11:00 AM.

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  • The Station Cat
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    Originally posted by GUT View Post
    A few photos were located.
    .....and where do they come from and what were they of?

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  • GUT
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    Originally posted by The Station Cat View Post
    It's readily excepted that the police records relating to the Whitechapel murders has over the years been pillaged by person or persons unknown and for what reason can only be guessed at.

    I'm curious to know whether any of the missing documents have ever reemerged?



    Also of interest would be, what happened to all the letters sent by "Jack" were they retained or disposed of?
    A few photos were located.

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  • Lost police records & documents...............

    It's readily excepted that the police records relating to the Whitechapel murders has over the years been pillaged by person or persons unknown and for what reason can only be guessed at.

    I'm curious to know whether any of the missing documents have ever reemerged?



    Also of interest would be, what happened to all the letters sent by "Jack" were they retained or disposed of?
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