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Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 12-06-2018, 11:14 AM
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Posted By John G
Well Francis Thompson spent several years...

Well Francis Thompson spent several years training as a surgeon, and was living opposite Dorset Street-providence Row shelter-when Kelly was killed. Why's he less of a candidate?
Forum: Non-Fiction 12-06-2018, 11:06 AM
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Posted By John G
Were JtR murders as "theatrical as Torso's,...

Were JtR murders as "theatrical as Torso's, as you suggest? In my ipioon, yes, but in a fundamentally different way.
Forum: Non-Fiction 12-06-2018, 11:03 AM
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Posted By John G
Differences between Jackson and Kelly. Jackson...

Differences between Jackson and Kelly.

Jackson was dismembered, Kelly wasn't.

Jackson was decapitated, Kelly wasn't.

Kelly was killed in situ, Jackson wasn't.

Jackson's body parts were scattered...
Forum: Non-Fiction 12-06-2018, 10:18 AM
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Posted By John G
Unfortunately didn't think my last post was...

Unfortunately didn't think my last post was hostile! It certainly wasn't intended to be, although as we take diametrically opposed views there is bound to be a large degree of disagreement.

Firstly,...
Forum: Torso Killings 12-04-2018, 06:17 AM
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Posted By John G
Very good points, Batman. Particularly, as...

Very good points, Batman. Particularly, as regards the Kelly case, where he would have had time to perform the decapitation ritual etc.
Forum: Non-Fiction 11-29-2018, 10:06 AM
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Posted By John G
Firstly, I don't accept that there is any...

Firstly, I don't accept that there is any certainty that identifying features were not removed from Liz Jackson: the right buttock was targeted for a reason, which certainly wasn't the targeting of...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 11-28-2018, 01:48 PM
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Posted By John G
If only it were that simple! You might want to...

If only it were that simple! You might want to consider the difficulties that an eighteenth century mutilator would have over a modern offender.

In any event, in one case we have a victim skillfully...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 11-28-2018, 01:24 PM
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Posted By John G
I tend to agree with your analysis, Batman....

I tend to agree with your analysis, Batman. However, as Kelly was obviously aggressively mutilated, whereas the other victims clearly were not, indicating that JtR was probably not a sadist, doesn't...
Forum: Other Mysteries 11-16-2018, 09:43 AM
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Posted By John G
I agree!

I agree!
Forum: Non-Fiction 11-15-2018, 04:05 AM
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Posted By John G
Just to add to my previous post. From Black and...

Just to add to my previous post.

From Black and Rutty et el., 2017:

"In addition to this, the chest and abdomen may be opened and eviscerated."

From Dr Hebbert's autopsy of Elizabeth...
Forum: Non-Fiction 11-14-2018, 02:21 PM
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Posted By John G
Hi Christer, Dismembering a Body "In...

Hi Christer,

Dismembering a Body

"In addition to this, the chest and abdomen may be opened up and eviscerated. Skin, subcutaneous tissue and muscle may also be removed in square or oblong...
Forum: Non-Fiction 11-14-2018, 12:37 PM
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Posted By John G
I agree. Defensive dismemberers do sometimes...

I agree. Defensive dismemberers do sometimes remove "flaps of skin". And I think the Torso perpetrator was an offensive/defensive dismemberer.
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 11-14-2018, 08:21 AM
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Posted By John G
No, I've consistently argued the opposite! That,...

No, I've consistently argued the opposite! That, as a maruder, JtR would have stayed within the same small geographical area, which could have included Mitre Square. However, the argument being made...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 11-14-2018, 05:40 AM
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Posted By John G
Well, Old Broad Street is only 0.4 miles away...

Well, Old Broad Street is only 0.4 miles away from Mitre Street, or say a 6-9 minute walk. However, Mitre Street would not be on his route to work, without significant diversions. More problematic...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 11-14-2018, 01:17 AM
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Posted By John G
Of course, that only works if you consider that a...

Of course, that only works if you consider that a serial killer would consider it sensible to carry out brutal murders, where there had to be a great risk of being covered in blood and gore, on his...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 11-14-2018, 12:55 AM
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Posted By John G
Yes, that would br interesting, Jerry. Of course,...

Yes, that would br interesting, Jerry. Of course, when referring to "quickest route", that's a reference to distance, not practically.
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 11-13-2018, 10:58 AM
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Posted By John G
Why on earth would Lechmere be heading off to...

Why on earth would Lechmere be heading off to work in the early hours of the morning having committed a murder? And not only that, but via Mitre Square, hardly the most obvious route.
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 11-13-2018, 10:55 AM
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Posted By John G
Anyone innocent of the crimes is a phantom killer.

Anyone innocent of the crimes is a phantom killer.
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 11-13-2018, 10:47 AM
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Posted By John G
There is obviously no clear connection between...

There is obviously no clear connection between two very different sets of crimes, although I am coming round to the possibility that the latter Torso crimes are connected to the earlier 1870 ones.
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 11-13-2018, 06:19 AM
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Posted By John G
That's a very good point, Jon. Also Mitre Square...

That's a very good point, Jon. Also Mitre Square is not on a direct route to Old Broad Street from Doveton Street. It's close by, but then just about everywhere in Whitechapel and The City is close...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 11-13-2018, 01:22 AM
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Posted By John G
Attempting to connect a suspect such as Lechmere...

Attempting to connect a suspect such as Lechmere to the murder sites via geographical connections, such as work locations or relatives addresses, is a useful exercise. However, consider an unamed...
Forum: Non-Fiction 11-13-2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,662
Posted By John G
Yeah, I would tend to agree with you. What I like...

Yeah, I would tend to agree with you. What I like about Sugden, Begg and Evans is that they focus dispassionately on the reasearch and hard facts, rather than crazy theories and even crazier...
Forum: Non-Fiction 11-13-2018, 01:02 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,662
Posted By John G
Well he's certainly got his work cut out trying...

Well he's certainly got his work cut out trying to convince me that a "common originator" argument works! As you succinctly put it, "two murder series."

Hopefully, this isn't going to ve a book...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 11-12-2018, 01:24 PM
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Posted By John G
But if it's a "very rare thing", why's...

But if it's a "very rare thing", why's it being assumed that's exactly what Lechmere did?

Personally, I wouldn't rukebhim out, based either on his actions or residence. But I just don't see a...
Forum: Non-Fiction 11-12-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 125
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Posted By John G
I'm not a big fan of suspect based books, simply...

I'm not a big fan of suspect based books, simply because at this juncture I don't think a credible case can be made about any supect. To be fair to Gray, he's been writing JtR articles for a number...
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