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  • Chapman’s death.

    We have a Doctor and three witnesses to consider when looking at Annie Chapman’s death. I think that gives us four possible scenarios and I would be really interested to get a feel of what posters think on this one.
    15
    Phillips correct, other witnesses wrong.
    6.67%
    1
    Cadosch and Richardson correct, other witnesses wrong.
    26.67%
    4
    Long correct, other witnesses wrong
    0%
    0
    Richardson, Cadosch and Long correct but timings were wrong.
    66.67%
    10

    The poll is expired.

    Regards

    Herlock






    "Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell.”

  • #2
    Would have been happy to go for Option 2, but opted for the 4th instead. There was evidently something being agreed to between the man and the woman whom Long saw, and it's likely that some kind of discussion would also have to have occurred between Chapman and her killer immediately prior to her death. I doubt very much that they both spontaneously decided to head into the back yard of #29 at the same time, without some kind of verbal exchange taking place.
    Kind regards, Sam Flynn

    "Suche Nullen" (Nietzsche, Götzendämmerung, 1888)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Sam Flynn View Post
      Would have been happy to go for Option 2, but opted for the 4th instead. There was evidently something being agreed to between the man and the woman whom Long saw, and it's likely that some kind of discussion would also have to have occurred between Chapman and her killer immediately prior to her death. I doubt very much that they both spontaneously decided to head into the back yard of #29 at the same time, without some kind of verbal exchange taking place.
      This is a fair point of course Sam. I go for option 2 but with 4 being a close second. I just think it possible that she saw 2 people who weren’t Chapman and her killer. We know that eyewitnesses can often be surprisingly wrong and Chapman had no real reason to pay any particular attention to the two. She might have convinced herself that the woman that she saw was Annie. Perhaps it was her 15 minutes of fame moment? Of course the timing can be viewed as too coincidental. If Cadosch was correct then this seems to give us around 5 minutes between the killer leaving and our man and woman chatting near to number 29.
      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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      • #4
        I think far too much brainpower has been spent on this forum trying to reconcile times given by witnesses. We should just accept that witnesses probably were either confused about the time, working off different clocks, making estimates that should not be read precisely, etc.

        So I voted for #4

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        • #5
          Nice poll Herlock, went for 4, but could go for 2.


          Steve

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Elamarna View Post
            Nice poll Herlock, went for 4, but could go for 2.


            Steve
            Cheers Steve. I’m the other way round but with no great certainty.
            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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            • #7
              Originally posted by Damaso Marte View Post
              I think far too much brainpower has been spent on this forum trying to reconcile times given by witnesses. We should just accept that witnesses probably were either confused about the time, working off different clocks, making estimates that should not be read precisely, etc.

              So I voted for #4
              I agree that we shouldn’t get too hung up over times Damaso. I guess for me, when I look at Long, it’s just a case of what was she likelier to have gotten wrong, time or identification. I think that it would have been more problematic for her to have gotten the time wrong from a clock that she’d have heard every day when she was following a route that she’d have probably followed 6 days a week at the same time. I’m not implying that this is a certainty though of course.
              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
                Originally posted by Damaso Marte View Post
                I think far too much brainpower has been spent on this forum trying to reconcile times given by witnesses. We should just accept that witnesses probably were either confused about the time, working off different clocks, making estimates that should not be read precisely, etc.

                So I voted for #4
                I'm pretty much of the same mind. How likely is it that another couple were engaged in discussing some sort of "transaction" at ~5:30 in the morning, directly outside 29 Hanbury Street?
                Kind regards, Sam Flynn

                "Suche Nullen" (Nietzsche, Götzendämmerung, 1888)

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                • #9
                  I went with #2, because there is some doubt that the brewery clock, chimed half hour's.
                  But, I do feel sorry for Phillips who, by modern day medical standards, was saying the right kind of things.
                  dustymiller
                  aka drstrange

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                  • #10
                    Phillips gave an honest opinion based on what was known at the time. If he was in error then it was understandable of course. There’s always a chance, however small, that a witness might lie (perhaps to gain attention for example) but this isn’t a consideration with Phillips. He was either correct or mistaken.

                    Disappointingly few voters so far. I know of at least two posters that would vote for Phillips being correct. Hopefully more will vote and we can get a better idea of what posters think on this subject.
                    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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                    • #11
                      number four. Undoubtedly. cadosh and or long just off on there timings
                      "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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                      • #12
                        Long was definitely wrong, Codosch was mistaken, Phillips more likely was right . For Long to be right, jack had to be ripping Chapman open for say around 10 to 15 mins[ Dr,s estimated time to take to commit all the mutilation on Chapman] from 5.32 to 5.47. Way to light for the murder to happen with so many people getting up and about to start the day . And even more unlikely that jack started ripping Chapman to pieces while Codosch was walking up and down his fence line 4 times just two feet away again in the daylight . So yer i think Phillips was more likely correct with his t.o.d being around 4.30am. Richardson first statement to Swanson has him not sitting on the step at 4.45am only standing at the doorway looking into the yard,particularly to his right to see if the shed door was locked , so he probably had no idea Chapman was behind the open door to his left .

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by FISHY1118 View Post
                          Long was definitely wrong, Codosch was mistaken, Phillips more likely was right . For Long to be right, jack had to be ripping Chapman open for say around 10 to 15 mins[ Dr,s estimated time to take to commit all the mutilation on Chapman] from 5.32 to 5.47. Way to light for the murder to happen with so many people getting up and about to start the day . And even more unlikely that jack started ripping Chapman to pieces while Codosch was walking up and down his fence line 4 times just two feet away again in the daylight . So yer i think Phillips was more likely correct with his t.o.d being around 4.30am. Richardson first statement to Swanson has him not sitting on the step at 4.45am only standing at the doorway looking into the yard,particularly to his right to see if the shed door was locked , so he probably had no idea Chapman was behind the open door to his left .
                          Chapman would have chosen the location. The killer would therefore have assumed it to have been somewhere where he would have been undisturbed. It’s about how risky he perceived the location to be. We also can’t know how much blood contamination there was but the ripper might easily have had an overcoat which he took off for the mutilations then put it back on over any bloodstained clothing before he left.

                          Also, do you think that serial killers only kill at night?



                          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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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by FISHY1118 View Post
                            Long was definitely wrong, Codosch was mistaken, Phillips more likely was right . For Long to be right, jack had to be ripping Chapman open for say around 10 to 15 mins[ Dr,s estimated time to take to commit all the mutilation on Chapman] from 5.32 to 5.47. Way to light for the murder to happen with so many people getting up and about to start the day . And even more unlikely that jack started ripping Chapman to pieces while Codosch was walking up and down his fence line 4 times just two feet away again in the daylight . So yer i think Phillips was more likely correct with his t.o.d being around 4.30am. Richardson first statement to Swanson has him not sitting on the step at 4.45am only standing at the doorway looking into the yard,particularly to his right to see if the shed door was locked , so he probably had no idea Chapman was behind the open door to his left .
                            Why would the mutilations on Chapman have taken 2 or 3 times longer than those of Eddowes? Of course you will say that Eddowes was killed elsewhere by Gull (and you’d be completely wrong of course)

                            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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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by FISHY1118 View Post
                              Long was definitely wrong, Codosch was mistaken, Phillips more likely was right . For Long to be right, jack had to be ripping Chapman open for say around 10 to 15 mins[ Dr,s estimated time to take to commit all the mutilation on Chapman] from 5.32 to 5.47. Way to light for the murder to happen with so many people getting up and about to start the day . And even more unlikely that jack started ripping Chapman to pieces while Codosch was walking up and down his fence line 4 times just two feet away again in the daylight . So yer i think Phillips was more likely correct with his t.o.d being around 4.30am. Richardson first statement to Swanson has him not sitting on the step at 4.45am only standing at the doorway looking into the yard,particularly to his right to see if the shed door was locked , so he probably had no idea Chapman was behind the open door to his left .
                              Firstly, daylight didn’t increase Cadosch’s ability to see through solid objects (like a fence).

                              Secondly, it’s easily conceivable that by being focused on what he was doing the killer didn’t even know that Cadosch was there. How much noise would a man make walking to the loo?
                              Last edited by Herlock Sholmes; 08-10-2019, 10:25 AM.
                              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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