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Old 09-25-2018, 05:39 PM
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That gives JtR under 9 minutes to do everything if the identification is correct.

So 14 minutes is what he has without Lewende.

and 9 minutes with.
Thats it, my take is he had 14 minutes.
Many of these unfortunates wore dark clothes, and as Lawende was not expected to remember what one particular woman wore as he passed her when leaving the club, his "similar" was naturally the best he could do.
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Thats it, my take is he had 14 minutes.
Many of these unfortunates wore dark clothes, and as Lawende was not expected to remember what one particular woman wore as he passed her when leaving the club, his "similar" was naturally the best he could do.
How about the man seen by Schwartz and Lewende.

"aged about 30, five feet five inches tall, fair complexion, dark hair, small brown moustache, full face, broad shouldered, wearing a dark jacket and trousers, and a black cap with a peak.

"young, middle-height, had a small fair moustache, wearing what looked like navy serge and a deerstalkerís cap." According to later reports he was about 30 years old, 5 feet 7 or 8 inches tall and of medium build, with a fair complexion and mustache. He wore a pepper-and-salt loose jacket, a gray cloth cap with a peak, and a reddish neckerchief tied in a knot. Lawende thought he looked like a sailor.
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If Lawende didn't see her the timeline is far more acceptable. 8-9 minutes from the location outside the square to the discovery at 1:44-45ish is too much of a stretch. He cut out an organ that rests in the back of the abdomen.. from the front. He sectioned colon. he cut her nose, marked her face. He tore and cut the apron. He removed her kidney and a partial uterus. In almost total darkness. A minute or 2 walk from the location Lawende says he saw her at leaves 6-7 minutes for killing and the rest of the work. Not reasonable.
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How about the man seen by Schwartz and Lewende.

"aged about 30, five feet five inches tall, fair complexion, dark hair, small brown moustache, full face, broad shouldered, wearing a dark jacket and trousers, and a black cap with a peak.

"young, middle-height, had a small fair moustache, wearing what looked like navy serge and a deerstalkerís cap." According to later reports he was about 30 years old, 5 feet 7 or 8 inches tall and of medium build, with a fair complexion and mustache. He wore a pepper-and-salt loose jacket, a gray cloth cap with a peak, and a reddish neckerchief tied in a knot. Lawende thought he looked like a sailor.
I see your point, that the descriptions appear similar. Though "pepper-and-salt" is a light colour, close to grey. Which would match the grey cloth cap.
Not the colour of choice for a killer intending to spill blood.
But also, pepper-and-salt bares no resemblance to a "dark jacket and trousers", of the previous description.

Doesn't it make you wonder what made Lawende say "he looked like a sailor", when he wasn't describing sailor's clothes?
How could he look like a sailor?

I don't think they are the same man, and neither of them was the killer, in my opinion.
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I see your point, that the descriptions appear similar. Though "pepper-and-salt" is a light colour, close to grey. Which would match the grey cloth cap.
Not the colour of choice for a killer intending to spill blood.
But also, pepper-and-salt bares no resemblance to a "dark jacket and trousers", of the previous description.

Doesn't it make you wonder what made Lawende say "he looked like a sailor", when he wasn't describing sailor's clothes?
How could he look like a sailor?

I don't think they are the same man, and neither of them was the killer, in my opinion.
I think it's possible that Schwartz description contaminated Lewendes revised description. If there is just a chronological order of these in the paper then I would have to say it looks like it could be so.

Why don't you think Schwartz's attacker is JtR? I think it would have to be. The chances of Stride attacked twice in a few minutes by different unrelated people would be staggeringly vast.
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Stride encountering two unrelated persons,in a short time, need not be a rare occurance.
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I've never been sold on this idea that the killer knew the police beats. He might have had a rough idea, sure, but there's no way he could've timed this to the exact second. Serial killers are habitual risk-takers. For many, their luck inevitably runs out. The Ripper was playing a dangerous game. Perhaps that's why he chose to take his killing indoors.
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I've never been sold on this idea that the killer knew the police beats. He might have had a rough idea, sure, but there's no way he could've timed this to the exact second. Serial killers are habitual risk-takers. For many, their luck inevitably runs out. The Ripper was playing a dangerous game. Perhaps that's why he chose to take his killing indoors.
After the murder of Chapman, the police had plainclothes officers and stakeouts nearly everywhere around Whitechapel. They were almost certainly watching every major roadway, which they do on normal beats anyway, and even had stakeouts down alleys.

Within minutes of Eddowes murder, a swarm of officers from around showed up, plainclothes and not. Yet JtR somehow managed to avoid them all and even went on to avoid being spotted dumping a bloody apron on GS and it seems even had to time to do some warped poetry on the wall.

I am not sure I ascribe to the pure luck theory anymore.

Sure Nicholas was probably only murdered seconds before the first witness arrived. Chapman's murderer may have been seen by a butcher simply looking over the fence beside him when he heard a bang. Stride was seen being pushed by someone aggressive. Eddowes had LE practically all over her until minutes before she was murdered. Someone was even cleaning up in a warehouse right next to where she was murdered. Kelly's screams were apparently heard and Hutchenson may have been staring the person in the face and then down a cul-de-sac. Surely this sounds like someone playing a dangerous game, as you say. Pure luck.

However go back to the OP. Joseph James DeAngelo while worked as LE was...

- Confronted face to face by Officer McGowen and JJD shot at him. He gave a composite description.
- His face was seen at the Maggiore Murders.
- He wore a ski-mask on a bicycle while being chased by the FBI.
- Scores of witnesses saw him with a ski-mask on.

Now here is the thing. Only one stakeout ever saw him. The rest were all civilian witnesses and a chance FBI officer who was a neighbour of someone being assaulted and heard the noise and gave chase. The stakeout that saw him, was McGowen's stakeout, and he deliberately kept his quiet because he thought his suspect was listening in to them somehow. This happened again to Sacramento detective Shelby who thought maybe police radios were being listened to by their suspect who dodged all their stakeouts.

It was inside knowledge that allowed JJD to commit hundreds of crimes while being sought after. When he was fired from LE, his ability to commit crimes at such a frequency dropped off the chart. He changed his MO and moved across the State.

JtR dodged stakeouts and plainclothes officers. I think this is more than luck.
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City PC Witness = James Harvey? Possibly saw the man (Kosminski?) emerging from St. James Place, or coming up (north) on Duke Street, or coming towards him (east) on Little Duke Street when Harvey turned right on Little Duke Street. The timings would seem to corroborate such an event.

Snippet from Sims: That the City PC witness was only able to identify the man from his height and build. Where did this bit of information come from?

This man would appear to be unaccompanied by a woman at the time of the sighting and from the description provided by Sims, he was seen by the PC shortly after the murder.

Harvey moments before (?) went down Church Passage and heard and saw nothing. If the murder had already been committed, he probably didn't see anything in the darkness.

City Police Inspector McWilliam two weeks later wrote in a report that nobody had seen anything untold in Mitre Square. Was Harvey holding back his early sighting of a lone man emerging from the Square?

Harvey is a Jewish name, however his birth record lists his religion as C.E.

Was this his mother's creed?
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