Who is going to stick their neck out and give us a rundown of who the evidence actually points to, regarding who exactly did what, from the moment someone suggested Maybrick might be a good choice for a fake diary of the Whitechapel Murderer, to the last word penned in the finished abomination?
Answers here - not on a saucy postcard.
Then perhaps we can all do something more productive, like removing the fluff from our navel and collecting it in a jar.
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Apart from his death, Maybrick isn't a good choice. But the author of the fake Diary needed someone local ,someone who died at the right time, and someone who was well known in Victorian times, [ so as to make his life easier to investigate, instead of Joe Bloggs from London ], to concoct the document. Pity he couldn't also find someone in his Twenties or Thirties who was known to have been in Whitechapel that Autumn. Might have been more believable
Last edited by Darryl Kenyon : 04-18-2018 at 06:59 AM.
Also, the down side of selecting Maybrick is obvious. Businessman, well travelled, moved in higher social circles attending functions/meetings, travelling abroad. His name cropping up on the minutes of a meeting or on a guest list in Liverpool on the same day as a Ripper murder and it would have immediately been game over.
"There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact!"