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  • The Suspect Link to Mary Jane Kelly Poll

    Which of these suspects,all closely linked to Mary Jane Kelly before or on the night of her murder,do you think,if you had to put a finger on one of them,was more likely to have committed her murder ?

    Maybe the killer was JtR or maybe not,so you can think of this suspect as JtR or as a one-off murderer:
    37
    James Kelly
    10.81%
    4
    Joseph Barnett
    5.41%
    2
    Joseph Fleming
    13.51%
    5
    'Astrakhan Man'
    13.51%
    5
    'Blotchy Face'
    18.92%
    7
    George Hutchinson
    8.11%
    3
    Other
    16.22%
    6
    None of them
    13.51%
    5

  • #2
    Hi Halomanuk,

    1: Flemtchinson
    2: Fleming
    3: Hutchinson
    (Mary Kelly being undoubtedly a JtR victim)

    Amitiés,
    David

    ps: where is Flemtchinson ? How can I vote ?

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    • #3
      None of them.
      Suspect that Hutchinson was an "accessory after the fact".

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      • #4
        Blotchy, Fleming and Hutchinson would be the ones to watch here, IMO.

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        • #5
          Hello you all!

          Here comes my list:

          1. A perfectly common man, that no-one ever notices anywhere!
          2. Very far behind him; a sailor visting London randomly.
          3. Utmost far behind him; (and definitely possibly) a bent copper.

          All the best
          Jukka
          "When I know all about everything, I am old. And it's a very, very long way to go!"

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          • #6
            This is an even poll as it had to be with so many people's opinions about this subject...interesting that Joe Barnett has not had a vote yet..

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            • #7
              James Kelly as the only proven killer of the bunch, but not as linked to MJK in any way other than as her murderer.

              Chris Lowe

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              • #8
                Hi Halo,

                I vote for Kelly. James Kelly.

                Was the general population told of his escape from Broadmoor on Jan 23, 1888?

                Yes we know the authorities were alerted and there was a reward in the Police Gazette, but I can't figure out if the public knew, if the regular newspapers carried the story at the time. If there was no alert to the general public, he would have more freedom of movement.

                As always, your help is appreciated.

                Roy
                Sink the Bismark

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                • #9
                  For me its blotchy or Diddles.

                  P

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                  • #10
                    Diddles definitely makes MJK canonical.
                    Just remember his broad shoulders and the peaked cape he used to wear at night.

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                    • #11
                      For me its this order;

                      1. Blotchy Face
                      2. A current lover
                      3. A Fenian

                      Then:

                      4. Joseph Merrick........with help
                      5. Richard Mansfield.....after a bad review.
                      6. Victoria Regina......after slum pubbing with some Members of Parliament

                      Best regards all.

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                      • #12
                        Still no vote for Barnett and a really even poll this one..
                        As i did this poll early,on Tuesday, there will be no 'Friday poll' this week ,to keep this one going as it is developing well..

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Pirate Jack View Post
                          For me its blotchy or Diddles.

                          P
                          Who was diddles?

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                          • #14
                            Anyway. I'd say firstly: someone unknown to us, but possibly known to MJK, thus explaining how he'd have been in her room.

                            I also like the sailor theory. Is there any way of checking boats docked in London around the time? The one thing that concerns me with that theory is that if MJK was killed by the Ripper, what would the odds have been of the Ripper knowing the whitechapel area?

                            It's interesting someone mentioned the bent copper theory, as that's the theory I'm taking up for my book (before people start ranting and rating about lack of evidence, it's a fictional book.) But that could explain why the Ripper was never named. It would have been am embarrassment for the police force, and force trust of the force lower. It's a possibility. But as of yet, I'm not sure how probable.

                            James Kelly is also another possibility, and slightly ironic that the victim in question shared hip surname, but bears no known relation. However, where was he until 1927? And why the halt in murders of the same MO? That takes us into a debate about who, after the MJK murder was a ripper victim.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by iris84 View Post
                              Who was diddles?
                              Mrs Prater's kitten. Some people genuinely think he was the Ripper, and I'm one of them
                              Kind regards, Sam Flynn

                              "Suche Nullen" (Nietzsche, Götzendämmerung, 1888)

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