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  • What Makes Aaron Kosminski a Viable Suspect?

    Here we are, guys and gals. Something to get your teeth into.

    Aaron Kosminski - Ripper suspect?
    Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.

  • #2
    At 23 years old, are you joking!!
    Regards, Jon S.

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    • #3
      Hi Jon,

      Me kid you?

      Heaven forfend.

      There has been a lot of pontification and a well-received book about the candidacy of Aaron Kosminski.

      Not that I believe a word of it.

      Regards,

      Simon
      Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.

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      • #4
        I actually bought Robert's book (Scotland Yard's Prime Suspect) because it was a long awaited serious attempt to fill in so many blanks about this character. We do learn a great deal about Kozminski's background, but that could be done with many suspects. What we did not get was a clearer or fuller picture on why Kozminski was Anderson's favorite, and any evidence that choice was based on.

        Much the same as Druitt, we don't know why.

        But, at 23 years old? - seriously!!
        At least Druitt fit several suspect descriptions, whereas Kozminski is an unknown - we don't know what he looked like, but one thing stands out. No-one described a young 23 yr old kid still wet behind the ears.
        Regards, Jon S.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Simon Wood View Post
          Here we are, guys and gals. Something to get your teeth into.

          Aaron Kosminski - Ripper suspect?
          Well it's obvious Kosminski. I mean, Lawende, a highly reliable witness, positively identified him. Then we have Dr Louhelainen's unimpeachable forensic DNA evidence, and the shawl with cast iron provenance. Obvioulsy case closed, unless I'm missing anything...

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          • #6
            Hi Jon,

            "What we did not get was a clearer or fuller picture on why Kozminski was Anderson's favorite, and any evidence that choice was based on."

            Macnaghten showed him his memorandum. They tossed a coin. Macnaghten picked the drowned doctor, leaving Anderson with the Polish Jew.

            What other evidence do you need?

            Regards,

            Simon
            Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.

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            • #7
              He couldn’t have been the ripper because Druitt was.
              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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              • #8
                So, what was he doing in Macnaghten's memorandum?
                Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Simon Wood View Post
                  So, what was he doing in Macnaghten's memorandum?
                  Macnaghten named three men that he felt were likelier than Cutbush. Druitt was the likeliest.
                  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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                  • #10
                    Druitt was the Ripper?

                    If this were true, there would be no point in Macnaghten also fingering Kosminski and Ostrog, one of whom had a cast-iron alibi.
                    Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Wickerman View Post

                      At least Druitt fit several suspect descriptions
                      Pardon!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Simon Wood View Post
                        Druitt was the Ripper?

                        If this were true, there would be no point in Macnaghten also fingering Kosminski and Ostrog, one of whom had a cast-iron alibi.
                        I did end that quote will a smiley Simon.
                        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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                        • #13
                          He was sent home to his family who thought he was?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by harry View Post
                            He was sent home to his family who thought he was?
                            And could he actually have been a barber-surgeon?

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                            • #15
                              "Kosminski" is the strongest of the police suspects. Two senior officials reference a man who was identified as the killer but got off due to a technicality. There is no reason to suspect that Anderson & Swanson were lying or having a brainfart about a case of this magnitude. Seems to me there was a jewish man whom they had good reason to suspect. A witness (Lawende/Schwartz/etc) either identified him or they read between the lines and realised the two men knew each other. Witness wouldn't surrender him to the goy.

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