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Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 12-07-2017, 06:15 AM
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There’s no “proving” any suspect is JTR at this...

There’s no “proving” any suspect is JTR at this point. My comments is about the “weak suspect” comment.

Kosminski was:
1. Violent to some extent
2. Mentally ill
3. Lived in the immediate area
4....
Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 12-07-2017, 05:31 AM
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Posted By Pontius2000
Whether he was violent for no reason, or violent...

Whether he was violent for no reason, or violent due to his illness is completely irrelevant to the question of whether he was violent. The “background” very much lacks details but points out that he...
Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 12-05-2017, 05:29 PM
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Posted By Pontius2000
That’s completely false considering there are two...

That’s completely false considering there are two documented incidents of him being violent in the scant contemporary documentation about him. It’s also known that he was severely mentally ill, or do...
Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 11-30-2017, 06:42 AM
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Posted By Pontius2000
Police officials who actually met and had...

Police officials who actually met and had firsthand knowledge of him felt otherwise. He’s therefore a strong suspect.
Forum: Annie Chapman 10-12-2017, 01:22 PM
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Posted By Pontius2000
Don't know where you figure that a poor tenant's...

Don't know where you figure that a poor tenant's "influence" would have anything to do with someone being in arrears. I have personal experience with slumlords and poor tenants and it's nothing...
Forum: Annie Chapman 10-12-2017, 08:18 AM
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Posted By Pontius2000
She was a known prostitute. She was drinking in a...

She was a known prostitute. She was drinking in a pub prior to her murder. A male acquaintance said she "asked" him for money and later says he saw her approached by a male that she then went walking...
Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 10-06-2017, 02:14 PM
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Posted By Pontius2000
According to his book, they were...

According to his book, they were "technically" a political club, but in actual function were as much a social/drinking club for young Jewish males than anything else.
Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 10-06-2017, 01:00 PM
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Posted By Pontius2000
Tom Wescott's book. You'd have to ask him his...

Tom Wescott's book. You'd have to ask him his sources. But I believe he states that the actual club membership was fairly small and ranged in age from 17-29. He named the oldest member, Morris Eagle...
Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 10-06-2017, 08:32 AM
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Posted By Pontius2000
to me, the spelling of Jews as "Juwes"...

to me, the spelling of Jews as "Juwes" makes me believe the writer was a foreign born Jew. Germany, which is next door to Poland, spells Jews as "Judan". The English word for the religion of course...
Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 10-06-2017, 08:19 AM
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Posted By Pontius2000
The GSG becomes, imo, much more likely to have...

The GSG becomes, imo, much more likely to have been written by JtR when we understand better what it was. When we think of "graffiti" we ususually think of big sprawling writing or art on a wall....
Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 10-05-2017, 11:25 AM
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Posted By Pontius2000
When I say that Kosminski was probably medicated,...

When I say that Kosminski was probably medicated, I don't mean he was PROPERLY medicated, and certainly not adequately treated for schizophrenia. What I mean is that any asylum inmate prone to any...
Forum: Druitt, Montague John 10-02-2017, 05:59 AM
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Posted By Pontius2000
The family photo is not in JJ Hainesworth's...

The family photo is not in JJ Hainesworth's Druitt book, so at the very least the photo is probably not 100% verified. But of the known pictures of MJD, he appeared to have narrow shoulders and a...
Forum: Kosminski, Aaron 09-19-2017, 07:18 AM
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Posted By Pontius2000
My theory on Kosminski

Point 1:
After recently re-reading Tom Wescott's first book, I have become almost completely convinced that Emma Smith and Martha Tabram were JtR murders. Both these crimes, to my mind, bear definite...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 09-08-2017, 02:57 AM
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Posted By Pontius2000
I'm suggesting JtR was running on luck on the...

I'm suggesting JtR was running on luck on the torsos and non-C5? Where have I suggested that?

The torso murders, if they were all even "murders" exhibit a "plan". The JtR murders don't. You seem to...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 09-08-2017, 02:52 AM
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Posted By Pontius2000
The majority of police whose opinions were on...

The majority of police whose opinions were on record were in agreement that there would never be a death sentence. In other words, they were in agreement that the killer was insane.

To open a body...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 09-07-2017, 07:03 PM
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Posted By Pontius2000
There's never going to be a real carbon copy MO...

There's never going to be a real carbon copy MO amongst serial killers. But by and large, yes, there crimes were very similar. The connection of the insane serial killer being doing things that don't...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 09-07-2017, 06:56 PM
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Posted By Pontius2000
There have been many cases of serial killers who...

There have been many cases of serial killers who were certifiably insane who were well enough of their surroundings to not get caught in the act. Going back to Richard Chase, he believed the...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 09-07-2017, 03:37 PM
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Posted By Pontius2000
Very true. And Chase was about as careless and...

Very true. And Chase was about as careless and wanton as a serial killer could possibly be. His final crime was interrupted by a 6 year old. Yet as mentally ill as he obviously was, he was still...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 09-07-2017, 03:31 PM
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Posted By Pontius2000
I don't see having a home vs being homeless as...

I don't see having a home vs being homeless as necessarily "having a plan" to clean up afterwards.

Of course he knew the way home after his crimes. That's knowing the streets. Knowing the area you...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 09-07-2017, 02:49 PM
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Views: 12,262
Posted By Pontius2000
I'd say he was certainly psychopathic. That...

I'd say he was certainly psychopathic. That doesn't remotely exclude him from having a serious mental illness. The crimes absolutely bear the hallmarks of serious mental illness. I say schizophrenia,...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 09-07-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 54
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Posted By Pontius2000
Red face I've read dozens of books and thousands of pages...

I've read dozens of books and thousands of pages on casebook and I've yet to see any evidence that there was an elaborate plan. If by "planned", you mean he went looking for the easiest prey and got...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 09-07-2017, 10:53 AM
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Posted By Pontius2000
The C5 murders bear the same MO with escalating...

The C5 murders bear the same MO with escalating violence. To me, this pretty much points to:

1. A single killer who was severely schizophrenic. For evidence of this, it's helpful to research other...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 07-20-2017, 05:40 AM
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Views: 15,330
Posted By Pontius2000
I watched first episode last night and already...

I watched first episode last night and already caught one blatant lie. It said HH Holmes acquired a pharmacy from a couple- the Holtons- who then "mysteriously disappeared". That's a bald faced,...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 07-19-2017, 02:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,330
Posted By Pontius2000
Not sure. Basically the History Channel claimed...

Not sure. Basically the History Channel claimed Earhart survived her 1937 disappearance based on a photo which they claimed was taken afterwards. A researcher reviewed it and determined it was a...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 07-18-2017, 04:01 PM
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Posted By Pontius2000
Holmes was a con-artist who killed for profit....

Holmes was a con-artist who killed for profit. Not only is there no shred of proof that he was JtR, there isn't even proof that he did most of the things that he's infamous for. I believe he...
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