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  • #61
    Originally posted by JeffHamm View Post

    Ah fair enough, although the statement is technically me quoting you and the evidence you put forth for your claims, and it was you who were referring to the statement from the The Telegraph. But, as I'm sure you know, that's an ambiguous statement, at least on par with the autopsy report that states Kelly's heart was missing because it could be said it is not clear if it means the corner of the apron-with-the-string-attached (so string attached to the apron) or, if it means the string was attached to the corner piece from the apron? (which apparently did exist after all). Given the ambiguity of that statement, combined with the non-ambiguous statement, doesn't that suggest a resolution? Or, if you would prefer, if we don't go with that as a resolution, given the conflict between those statements, shouldn't we just ignore all of Dr. Brown's testimony as "unsafe"?

    - Jeff
    No, as far as that statement is concerned it has to be regarded as safe because he would have read it over before signing it at the inquest when the deposition was recorded. But ceratinly some of the other evidence from witnesses, researchers are reliant on regarding the apron is unsafe and doesn't stand up to close scrutiny.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by JeffHamm View Post
      Here's what I could find concerning whether or not she was wearing an apron. The following comes from the Eddowes Inquest testimonies, as resported in Evans & Skinner (2000). “The Ultimate Jack the Ripper Companion”, and can be found on pages 200-215.

      I haven't bothered with a few bits of testimony that refer to the finding of the apron piece in Goulston Street, though some of that relates to issues concerning when that piece was deposited there, but as that is a different issue, I've not included it.

      So, from the Inquest reports filed in the Corporation of London Records Office:

      Frederick William Wilkison 55 Flower and Dean Street, Brick Lane, Spitalfields, Deputy of the Lodging House, was sworn and stated – “I have known deceased and Kelly for the last 7 or 8 years, …
      On the Saturday morning she was wearing an apron, she was not dressed in anything particular. …”

      Edward Collard Inspector, City Police, being sworn said – “…I produce a portion of the apron which deceased was apparently wearing which had been cut through and was found outside her dress – I took immediate steps to have the neighbourhood searched.

      The official list of Eddowes’s clothes and possessions is as follows:
      … the last item listed is
      1 Piece of old White apron

      Frederick Gordon Brown: …”My attention was called to the apron – It was the corner of the apron with a string attached. The blood spots were of recent origin – I have seen a portion of an apron produced by Dr. Phillips and stated to have been found in Goulston Street. It is impossible to say it is human blood. I fitted the piece of apron which had a new piece of material on it which had been evidently swen on to the piece I have. The seams of the borders of the two actually corresponding – some blood and apparently faecal matter was found on the portion found in Goulston Street.”

      Louis Robinson City Police Constable 931”…I sawthere a woman whom I have since recognized as the Deceased lying on the footway drunk. I asked if there was one that knew her or knew where she lived but I got no answer. …
      By Mr. Crawford – The last time I saw her in the Police Cell was at 10 to 9. She was wearing an apron. I believe the apron produced was the one she was wearing.”

      George Henry Hutt Police Constable 968 “…I noticed she was wearing an apron. I believe the one produced was the one she was wearing when she left the Station….”

      Basically, she's reported as wearing the apron from morning, through the day, and right up to the point she was released from the gaol. Even if the piece found had string on it, so what? So he cut the corner and the string was attached to the piece he takes, how that disproves she was wearing it at the time he cut it is beyond me.

      Basically, it is pretty clear and obvious once one looks at all the evidence that she was wearing the apron. It is even identified as the one that fits the piece found in Goulston Street, and people identify the apron produced as the one they saw her wearing.


      - Jeff
      Of course all these and other police witnesses stated she was wearing an apron they were backing up the police perspective that the killer took it away and dropped it. How were these witnesses able to remember what she was wearing two weeks later when the inquest took place, and what was unusual about the apron for them to take note at the time. It was an apron all were plain and white back then.

      Note Sgt Byfield the station Sgt who booked her into custody and released her makes no mention of her wearing an apron

      Then look at Pc Hutt and Pc Robinsons evidence when shown one the apron pieces at the inquest what do they say ? How on earth could they positively identify one piece of old white apron from another, and in addition say that what they were shown was what she was wearing. UNSAFE EVIDENCE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      And how was Wilkinson able to remember that on that morning she was wearing an apron, what was unusual about it for him to remember- UNSAFE EVIDENCE !!!!!!!!!!!

      Insp Collards statement "Apparently wearing" either she was or she wasnt UNSAFE EVIDENCE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

      The points raised are valid points many of which should have been clarified at the inquest, but seeing as there was no proper cross examination of those witnesses we have to stick with what we have which is unsafe testimony for the reasons I have highlighted.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Trevor Marriott View Post

        No, as far as that statement is concerned it has to be regarded as safe because he would have read it over before signing it at the inquest when the deposition was recorded. But ceratinly some of the other evidence from witnesses, researchers are reliant on regarding the apron is unsafe and doesn't stand up to close scrutiny.

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        Well that's good to know. So we can consider all the statements from all the police officers as safe as well, since they too read over and signed their statements, and they say she was wearing the apron produced at the inquest.

        - Jeff

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        • #64
          Originally posted by Trevor Marriott View Post

          Of course all these and other police witnesses stated she was wearing an apron they were backing up the police perspective that the killer took it away and dropped it. How were these witnesses able to remember what she was wearing two weeks later when the inquest took place, and what was unusual about the apron for them to take note at the time. It was an apron all were plain and white back then.

          Note Sgt Byfield the station Sgt who booked her into custody and released her makes no mention of her wearing an apron

          Then look at Pc Hutt and Pc Robinsons evidence when shown one the apron pieces at the inquest what do they say ? How on earth could they positively identify one piece of old white apron from another, and in addition say that what they were shown was what she was wearing. UNSAFE EVIDENCE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          And how was Wilkinson able to remember that on that morning she was wearing an apron, what was unusual about it for him to remember- UNSAFE EVIDENCE !!!!!!!!!!!

          Insp Collards statement "Apparently wearing" either she was or she wasnt UNSAFE EVIDENCE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

          The points raised are valid points many of which should have been clarified at the inquest, but seeing as there was no proper cross examination of those witnesses we have to stick with what we have which is unsafe testimony for the reasons I have highlighted.

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          Ah, of course, so you're saying, evidence is safe when it fits your view, but unsafe when it doesn't. Got it.

          - Jeff

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          • #65
            Originally posted by JeffHamm View Post

            Ah, of course, so you're saying, evidence is safe when it fits your view, but unsafe when it doesn't. Got it.

            - Jeff
            I have set out reasons why I say it is unsafe, they are genuine challenges to the testimony, which you seem to want to ignore.

            If you or anyone else chooses to ignore the flaws in the evidence which make it unsafe, in favor of your own belief thats your prerogative, but the issues I have highlighted will not go away. I am looking at this in unbiased fashion. Either seeking to prove or disprove the facts as they have been presented all of these years, and those facts when closely analysed do not stand up to close scrutiny that is a fact like it or not !

            You and others are stating categorically based on that unsafe evidence that she was wearing an apron, that may not be the case, and if it is not the case there has to be another plausible explanation as to how the apron piece got to Goulston St and who left it there, and why, and was she in fact wearing an apron, or simply in possession of two old pieces of apron which had come from a full apron in the past, because there is no evidence to show that the two pieces made up a full apron.

            I have said my piece on this many times before, and it is the same handful that keep making the same challenges relying on the same old explanations, and using the flawed evidence to which they can see no flaws. All evidence it there to be challenged and not readily accepted as some see to want to do.

            To be honest I am getting tired of having to keep repeating the same over and over again. As stated there are some that will not accept anything new that challenges the old accepted theories and thats sad.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by Trevor Marriott View Post

              I have set out reasons why I say it is unsafe, they are genuine challenges to the testimony, which you seem to want to ignore.

              If you or anyone else chooses to ignore the flaws in the evidence which make it unsafe, in favor of your own belief thats your prerogative, but the issues I have highlighted will not go away. I am looking at this in unbiased fashion. Either seeking to prove or disprove the facts as they have been presented all of these years, and those facts when closely analysed do not stand up to close scrutiny that is a fact like it or not !

              You and others are stating categorically based on that unsafe evidence that she was wearing an apron, that may not be the case, and if it is not the case there has to be another plausible explanation as to how the apron piece got to Goulston St and who left it there, and why, and was she in fact wearing an apron, or simply in possession of two old pieces of apron which had come from a full apron in the past, because there is no evidence to show that the two pieces made up a full apron.

              I have said my piece on this many times before, and it is the same handful that keep making the same challenges relying on the same old explanations, and using the flawed evidence to which they can see no flaws. All evidence it there to be challenged and not readily accepted as some see to want to do.

              To be honest I am getting tired of having to keep repeating the same over and over again. As stated there are some that will not accept anything new that challenges the old accepted theories and thats sad.

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              No Trevor, you found excuses to dismiss the evidence. You started with a police conspiracy type set up, implying the police all lied under oath, you then claim they could not identify the apron despite them saying they did identify it. You have no proof they couldn't do it, the apron did have some unique characteristics (such as the new piece of material sewn to it), so there's reasons to believe they could apart from the fact they testified under oath that they could. Moreover, the apron was found at the scene, they noted she was wearing an apron, so if the one produced is not the apron they recall her wearing, where is that one?

              In other words, I'm not ignoring what you presented, I'm rejecting it as being a set of invalid conclusions because the arguments you've put forth are not convincing and require rejecting signed and sworn testimony as unsafe when it doesn't fit your purpose, and yet pointing to something being safe because it was signed when it does. That inconsistency in your arguments structure makes it invalid and not worth paying attention to.

              It's certainly a creative story, and would make a great fictional plot line where bizarre and improbable events are the name of the game, but when applied to the real world it just doesn't work.

              - Jeff

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              • #67
                Originally posted by JeffHamm View Post

                No Trevor, you found excuses to dismiss the evidence. You started with a police conspiracy type set up, implying the police all lied under oath, you then claim they could not identify the apron despite them saying they did identify it. You have no proof they couldn't do it, the apron did have some unique characteristics (such as the new piece of material sewn to it), so there's reasons to believe they could apart from the fact they testified under oath that they could. Moreover, the apron was found at the scene, they noted she was wearing an apron, so if the one produced is not the apron they recall her wearing, where is that one?

                In other words, I'm not ignoring what you presented, I'm rejecting it as being a set of invalid conclusions because the arguments you've put forth are not convincing and require rejecting signed and sworn testimony as unsafe when it doesn't fit your purpose, and yet pointing to something being safe because it was signed when it does. That inconsistency in your arguments structure makes it invalid and not worth paying attention to.

                It's certainly a creative story, and would make a great fictional plot line where bizarre and improbable events are the name of the game, but when applied to the real world it just doesn't work.

                - Jeff
                I am not suggesting they deliberately lied on oath I am suggesting that they were probably being over helpful in going with the flow.

                Can you not see the flaws in their testimony which make their statements questionable?

                They were never cross examined, and their evidence tested so you cannot rely on it as being totally correct. Just because they were police doesn't mean they told the truth. The same applies to Dr Brown, which of the reports is correct, the one he signed or the one perhaps mistakenly reported? There has to be an answer. It has to be the signed one and the other you seek to rely on mistakenly reported. You cant keep changing the goalposts to suit, which you seem to think I am doing, and that is certainly not the case. I seek to prove or disprove, and If I can disprove offer up alternative explanations with facts and evidence in support which I have done.

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by Roy Corduroy View Post

                  Michael this I believe is the first time you have actually said the name Isenschmidt. Good on you. A positive declaration. You cordon off the first two victims, Polly Nichols & Annie Chapman so that their particulars need not detain us when discussing any other murder. Such as Kate, the subject of this thread.

                  If that's what you believe, then fine. You saying that about Isenschmidt puts you LIGHT YEARS ahead of the run-of-the-mill "There Was No Jack The Ripper" posters who drop murky turds into the water, then accuse us of not thinking out of a box, and clinging to old ideas. And they're here doing that all the time, year after year. They can't seem to shake it.

                  Roy
                  I can take criticism when warranted Roy. But I believe your casting the net to broadly in your post. I don't diss everyone, and certainly not the majority of alternate theories. I strongly object to any premise that begins..the killer of the Five Canonical women, and Ive been known to do so for quite some time, even with posters that I would refer to as subject mates if not friends.

                  Ok, the apron section.....a thing that bothers me most about that is that I believe that the apron and the writing arrived at the same time, so that means it must have been by the killer fleeing with his trophies wrapped in the apron piece. Right? If that's so, why would this guy be carrying chalk? Who was out at night and used chalk in their duties. Not many people probably. What if....maybe Long did it. Or someone else, who found the piece discarded someplace near Mitre and took it to a location that was known to be housed in the 90 plus percentile by immigrant jews. To blame the Jews, but maybe for Liz's murder...not necessarily Kates.
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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Trevor Marriott View Post

                    Note Sgt Byfield the station Sgt who booked her into custody and released her makes no mention of her wearing an apron
                    They didn't mention that she was wearing boots either, but she was. As far as I can recall, they didn't take note of any of her clothing, and why should they have done?

                    Then look at Pc Hutt and Pc Robinsons evidence when shown one the apron pieces at the inquest what do they say ? How on earth could they positively identify one piece of old white apron from another
                    Perhaps because they knew that someone had taken the trouble to prove that the pieces unequivocally fitted together.

                    Insp Collards statement "Apparently wearing" either she was or she wasnt
                    As Collard presumably wasn't the man tasked with stripping the body and noting what she was wearing, he could only go by the inventory prepared by those who did. It doesn't mean that she wasn't wearing an apron, nor should we doubt it; the fact that part of the apron was "still attached by strings to the body" makes it pretty clear that she was.
                    Kind regards, Sam Flynn

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Sam Flynn View Post

                      They didn't mention that she was wearing boots either, but she was. As far as I can recall, they didn't take note of any of her clothing, and why should they have done?

                      Well all the other police officers who came in contact with her gave statements that they saw her wearing an apron why not Byfield, or was he unsure or being honest ?

                      Perhaps because they knew that someone had taken the trouble to prove that the pieces unequivocally fitted together.

                      Conjecture on your part

                      As Collard presumably wasn't the man tasked with stripping the body and noting what she was wearing, he could only go by the inventory prepared by those who did. It doesn't mean that she wasn't wearing an apron, nor should we doubt it; the fact that part of the apron was "still attached by strings to the body" makes it pretty clear that she was.
                      But that statement is a misprint by the newspaper

                      Collard was there when the body was stripped by Mr Davis. The only other persons present were the two doctors, and I am sure they didnt write the list, so Collard must have written it. Davis could not have been actively engaged in removing clothing and writing at the same time. If Davis had have written the list he would have had to have produced it as an exhibit

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                      • #71
                        Perhaps the answer is revealed by the Daily News' coverage, which has Collard saying;
                        "The piece of linen produced, which was found in Gouldstone street, corresponds with a piece which is missing from an apron the deceased was wearing at the time of the discovery of the body"

                        This implies that she was no longer wearing the apron when the clothing was removed and listed at the mortuary. If it had already been removed or dislodged before the list was compiled, then it would naturally be listed with the possessions rather than the clothing.

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by Trevor Marriott View Post

                          I have set out reasons why I say it is unsafe, they are genuine challenges to the testimony, which you seem to want to ignore.

                          If you or anyone else chooses to ignore the flaws in the evidence which make it unsafe, in favor of your own belief thats your prerogative, but the issues I have highlighted will not go away. I am looking at this in unbiased fashion. Either seeking to prove or disprove the facts as they have been presented all of these years, and those facts when closely analysed do not stand up to close scrutiny that is a fact like it or not !

                          You and others are stating categorically based on that unsafe evidence that she was wearing an apron, that may not be the case, and if it is not the case there has to be another plausible explanation as to how the apron piece got to Goulston St and who left it there, and why, and was she in fact wearing an apron, or simply in possession of two old pieces of apron which had come from a full apron in the past, because there is no evidence to show that the two pieces made up a full apron.

                          I have said my piece on this many times before, and it is the same handful that keep making the same challenges relying on the same old explanations, and using the flawed evidence to which they can see no flaws. All evidence it there to be challenged and not readily accepted as some see to want to do.

                          To be honest I am getting tired of having to keep repeating the same over and over again. As stated there are some that will not accept anything new that challenges the old accepted theories and thats sad.

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                          I am all for challenging some evidence when it reveals something that is not directly contradicted within other known evidence Trevor. The apron section "still attached to the body", on the victim when she is found is certainly not worth disputing. It was noted as such, and there is no reason to imagine anyone was seeing things that were not there. Your beliefs that organs were not taken from the scene is a little more grey, and there is some room to challenge whether the people examining the victims on the street could immediately determine which, if any, organs were missing. In Kellys case it may have been every murkier.

                          I do not believe that the organs were "harvested" in the morgues myself, but at least you have some room to dicker on that point. You don't on the apron. It was used to match the Goulston piece, and they were from one apron. The one she was seen still partially wearing in Mitre Square.
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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by JeffHamm View Post

                            Hi Abby Normal,

                            He could have cut it to carry the organs I suppose, but my problem with that line is it becomes odd for him to throw it away before he got home (he's not done carrying the organs after all). On the other hand, there is testimony that suggests he may have already got home, and then went out again to discard the apron piece, so that can be reconciled of course. Taking it "in order to sigh the graffiti" presumes he had the notion of leaving a message at the time he killed her. If he did write the graffiti, and it is certainly not a proven fact that he did, that seems more likely to have been a spontaneous thought at the time he got rid of the apron; meaning, while the apron might link the graffiti to him, I don't think JtR was intentionally leaving the apron as a "signature" to the graffiti.

                            Also, to copy/paste from Steve's previous post (below in quotes), the stains are described as appearing to be from either hands or a knife being wiped on the cloth, which is not consistent with them being used as a wrapper but as being used to clean up.

                            "Inquest report in The Times, 5th October:

                            Mr. Crawford: Is it impossible to assert that it is human blood?
                            Witness: Yes; it is blood. On the piece of apron brought in there were smears of blood on one side as if a hand or a knife had been wiped on it. It fitted the piece of apron in evidence.

                            The witness in question was Dr Brown.
                            "

                            Offenders do learn from previous crimes, and modify their actions as a result. He may very well have recognized the benefit of having a piece of cloth other than his own clothing to clean up after he finished. I don't think anything more complicated than that is necessary to explain why he took it. Certainly there might have been more complicated notions going on in JtR's head at the time, but if so, the evidence we have is insufficient for us to work out what those might have been. And, in the end, they may be nothing more than a convoluted set of notions which, in the end, also just allow him to clean up and so, in his mind, reduce the risk of being spotted with blood and such on his hands that might be visible to others.

                            - Jeff
                            Hi Jeff
                            look at the big picture.

                            The ripper was interrupted/seen/ disturbed by several jews that night. he knew that. we know that. a portion of a victims bloody apron was found under grafitti incriminating jews. He may have come up with the idea he was going to do it at eddowes murder scene or later once he got back to his bolt hole with his goodies wrapped up in it. yes he may have wiped his hands and or the knife on it at some point.
                            bottom line it was found under the GSG-both obviously the work of the ripper. even the police at the time thought so.

                            I mean if they weren't both done intentionally, at the same time, by the ripper-what are we left with? what are the chances theyre unrelated?

                            In my mind the most likely and logical scenario is the ripper was pissed off at being seen by a bunch of jews that night, decided at some point to use her apron for a little payback/ deflection/obsfucation. dosnt have anything to write with so goes back to his bolt hole to grab some chalk, clean up, drop off knife and goodies, and heads back out to drop the apron and write the gsg. On a well known jewish residence.
                            Its a narrative that makes total sense and fits the evidence-such as Long not seeing it the first time around.







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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by Joshua Rogan View Post
                              Perhaps the answer is revealed by the Daily News' coverage, which has Collard saying;
                              "The piece of linen produced, which was found in Gouldstone street, corresponds with a piece which is missing from an apron the deceased was wearing at the time of the discovery of the body"

                              This implies that she was no longer wearing the apron when the clothing was removed and listed at the mortuary. If it had already been removed or dislodged before the list was compiled, then it would naturally be listed with the possessions rather than the clothing.
                              Again conjecture on your part, and again evidence of conflicting newspaper reports

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by Joshua Rogan View Post
                                Perhaps the answer is revealed by the Daily News' coverage, which has Collard saying;
                                "The piece of linen produced, which was found in Gouldstone street, corresponds with a piece which is missing from an apron the deceased was wearing at the time of the discovery of the body"

                                This implies that she was no longer wearing the apron when the clothing was removed and listed at the mortuary. If it had already been removed or dislodged before the list was compiled, then it would naturally be listed with the possessions rather than the clothing.
                                The why wasnt that piece described as one old white apron with piece missing, insted of one old white apron piece?

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