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Old 11-17-2018, 05:35 PM
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Fisherman,in reply to your post 572.
Nothing about Griffiths nags me.It was not me but you that introduced his name and accomplishments.You do not like my reply,then simply do not use his name.It's as simple as that.As for smearing anyones reputation,I am way behind you in that department.You quote a profile of a person that includes innacuraces,then be prepared for a correction.We are asked too many times here to accept the words of persons not posting.If those persons no not like the responses,then let them take offense at the introducer,or better still,come on the boards and explain themselves.
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Old 11-17-2018, 05:51 PM
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I thought Bond’s opinion was that the killer didn’t even possess the technical knowledge of a horse slaughterer or a butcher.
Actually, you are right. He even ruled out a horse slaughterer, butcher or anyone with any anatomical experience at all.
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Old 11-17-2018, 06:36 PM
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I'm not saying it couldn't be done. If you pick the right person, it might be an interesting exercise. I'd be more than happy to help, and perhaps contrary to appeances I'm not a confirmed Lechmerian, so I would do my utmost to support your chosen suspect's candidacy.
Thanks Gary,

Not to say they are suspects or even the same people, but, in your 1889 census the names George Barber and Frank Hewitt Jr are interesting. The ‘Reverand’ George Veck of Cleveland Street Scandal fame went by the alias of George Barber. His 17 year old lover was Frank Hewitt who also used the alias of George Barber. It was Hewitt that introduced Henry Newlove to the house on Cleveland Street. Maybe this is the connection I’ve been looking for to link Conway Jr as a recruiter to the house also? Looks like a nice a avenue to pursue.
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:43 AM
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Thanks Gary,

Not to say they are suspects or even the same people, but, in your 1889 census the names George Barber and Frank Hewitt Jr are interesting. The ‘Reverand’ George Veck of Cleveland Street Scandal fame went by the alias of George Barber. His 17 year old lover was Frank Hewitt who also used the alias of George Barber. It was Hewitt that introduced Henry Newlove to the house on Cleveland Street. Maybe this is the connection I’ve been looking for to link Conway Jr as a recruiter to the house also? Looks like a nice a avenue to pursue.
Glad to have been of assistance, Jerry.
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Old 11-18-2018, 03:27 AM
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Speculation can be easily manipulated into "fact". That's the problem.

It's been done already, MrB:

https://www.casebook.org/suspects
Come on now, Harry, don´t be shy - you´ve been handed a very useful candidate to turn into a suspect. Lawende was born in 1847, so he covers the 1873 victim, he was known to frequent the murder area, he lived in Dalston, two or three miles north of the killing fields and he was involved in another murder case as a witness back in 1876, so he is linked to at least two murders, and he was in the habit of dining in Great Alie Street in the seventies, a habit he may have carried into the eighties too.

Surely that makes a good ground for creating as good a suspect as Lechmere? If you put your mind to it? You can even turn speculation into fact, if you wish, but of course, you will run the risk of being revealed for it.

And hey, Lawende was a foreigner of Polish extraction. Didn´t Mrs Long say that her man was around 40 (Lawende was 41) and gave a foreign impression?

Maybe it´s time to come good on your suggestion?
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Old 11-18-2018, 03:53 AM
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Come on now, Harry, don´t be shy - you´ve been handed a very useful candidate to turn into a suspect. Lawende was born in 1847, so he covers the 1873 victim
What's the 1873 victim got to do with it? Your opinion that the torso murderer (singular) was responsible for all the torso cases and the Ripper murders is entirely speculative and, if wrong - which it certainly is - it can only lead us to include some unworthy suspects and reject stronger ones. That's bad form, so let's keep the focus on what we know about the Ripper murders alone, shall we?
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he was known to frequent the murder area, he lived in Dalston, two or three miles north of the killing fields and he was involved in another murder case as a witness back in 1876, so he is linked to at least two murders, and he was in the habit of dining in Great Alie Street in the seventies, a habit he may have carried into the eighties too.

Surely that makes a good ground for creating as good a suspect as Lechmere? If you put your mind to it? You can even turn speculation into fact, if you wish, but of course, you will run the risk of being revealed for it.

And hey, Lawende was a foreigner of Polish extraction. Didn´t Mrs Long say that her man was around 40 (Lawende was 41) and gave a foreign impression?

Maybe it´s time to come good on your suggestion?
Plucking strawman suspects out of the (vanishingly small) group of known individuals connected with the case isn't a particularly useful thing to do, unless your intention is to underline how weak most of your arguments against Cross really are.
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Old 11-18-2018, 04:43 AM
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Sam Flynn: What's the 1873 victim got to do with it?

That´s for me to know and for you to find out, Gareth. And I was encouraging Harry D to step forward and come good on his suggestion, not you. But anybody who does so, should be aware that a very good case can be made for the 1873 torso belonging to the tally of the man who killed Kelly.

Your opinion that the torso murderer (singular) was responsible for all the torso cases and the Ripper murders is entirely speculative and, if wrong - which it certainly is - it can only lead us to include some unworthy suspects and reject stronger ones. That's bad form, so let's keep the focus on what we know about the Ripper murders alone, shall we?

No, Gareth, we shall not. If you want to do so, then go ahead. I make my own choices, though. The reason we tie the Ripper cases together is the same as why I tie the Torso and the Ripper cases together: inherent similarities of which I have not disclosed all.

Plucking strawman suspects out of the (vanishingly small) group of known individuals connected with the case isn't a particularly useful thing to do, unless your intention is to underline how weak most of your arguments against Cross really are.

Don´t speak of what you do not understand, Gareth. A poster who claims that it is a factual thing that the Ripper and the Torso uterus removal, heart removal and abdominal flap removal was made differently and for different reasons needs to check his own level of veracity before criticizing others. You may feel that you must be right, but the sensible thing to do is to revisit the evidence and see what factual grounds exist for making that call. The answer is an easy one - there are no such grounds. What we have is you wildly exaggerating some elements ("It is a near certainty that the Torso man lived in the west" - as if there was no such things as commuter killers, and foremost dumpers!) and trying to take away from others ("The Torso man took away the abdominal flaps from Jackson because he wanted to facilitate taking out the uterus and the foetus, plus these flaps looked entirely different from those in the Kelly and Chapman cases").
These are free fantasies only, and you will have that pointed out to you whenever you bring them up as factual matters.
ALL we know is that these women had their uteri taken, and they may have had that done to them for the exact same reason, which - given the scarcity of this kind of killer - is the more logical guess.
The same goes for the hearts and the flaps.

Are we agreed on that? That you are making up things, and that the basic facts cannot allow for it? That it is mere speculation and conjecture on your part? Yes?

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Old 11-18-2018, 06:12 AM
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MJ Trow already stepped up to the plate with his "suspect" Frederick Nicholas Charrington:

https://www.casebook.org/ripper_medi...morley/35.html
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Old 11-18-2018, 08:56 AM
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MJ Trow already stepped up to the plate with his "suspect" Frederick Nicholas Charrington:

https://www.casebook.org/ripper_medi...morley/35.html
Yes, all very interesting, but he has no connection whatsoever to any of the murder spots or victims, and so we can all see that he cannot have any real suspect status.
Of course, this can be done with anybody, but in relation to Lechmere, it becomes useless. The carman is linked definitely to one of the murder site and times, and he is a logical fit to the rest of the Spitalfields victims, plus he has links that can put him close to the two other murder spots too.

And he used a name he was not registered by and otherwise did not use in contacts with authorities plus he was recorded to disagree with the police over what was said on the murder morning. Plus the version that was given by PC Mizen points to Lechmere providing him with a story that was perfectly shaped to take him past the police.

After that, there are all the other matters, like the hidden wounds, the failure of Paul to hear Lechmere in front of himself and so on, all matters tied to one of the actual Ripper murders.

Charrington has nothing at all that links him. And that is quite easy to show. So it´s a pointless exercise to bring him up.

Hasn´t the time long since come to admit this, Harry - that Lechmere is miles ahead of Charrington or any such figure, picked at random?

PS. It´s interesting to note how Trow points to how anybody could be elevated to suspect status for no reason at all - and then he goes and promotes Robert Mann...?

Now tell me, are we going to see an effort on your behalf? Otherwise, as you will realize, I am going to say that this is on account of how you know that the suggestion that anybody can be a suspect is without value.

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Now tell me, are we going to see an effort on your behalf? Otherwise, as you will realize, I am going to say that this is on account of how you know that the suggestion that anybody can be a suspect is without value.
Again, the suggestion isn't that "anybody can be a suspect", but that, among the many thousands of men who lived in or close to the Ripper "hot zone", there simply MUST have been scores of candidates who would make much, much better suspects than Charles Cross. The issue we have is that, censuses (etc) apart, none but a tiny handful of these thousands of men ever got their names into print.
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