Originally Posted by Fisherman
Next check - out of the serial killers listed in Britain over the last 218 years, how many are proven eviscerators?
Jesus wept. The torso killer(s) was no more an "eviscerator" than Jack the Ripper was a "neck cutter".
Oh, and by the way, neither was Dennis Nilsen a "proven eviscerator". True, he emptied the body cavities of his victims, but this was in order to get rid of the gunk and to make the cutting up and disposal of body parts easier and less messy; ditto the torso killer on just the one
occasion, and then he only took out the intestines, presumably because they'd dangle out of the hole he'd made if he left them there (not nice). These dismemberers evidently only eviscerated for practical reasons, not because they had a fixation with the contents of their victims' abdomen... which is categorically what Jack the Ripper was all about.