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I think he thought so.

I don't think Jack was a criminal mastermind. Annie probably chose the place herself, like it's some spot she "worked at" before.

Like I said in another thread, I like the possibility that the only uninterrupted murder committed by JtR was MJK.

That is, if we accept the idea of a single killer for the C5 or +
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Hello Sir John. Thanks.

"I think he thought so."

Hmm, must have been a lunatic to think that.

"That is, if we accept the idea of a single killer for the C5 or +"

For which I see no reason.

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By that definition whoever it was must have been a lunatic to have killed on the landing of George Yard Buildings, Mitre Square and Castle Alley.
I see a pattern forming.
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It might indeed. Of course, Sir John's observation involved security. I was merely pointing out that there seems little at Hanbury.

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Only one avenue of escape, but also only one avenue of approach by a potential threat - and the killer was armed with a knife. Escape was a near certainty to my mind; recognition would be the greater risk.
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Hello Colin. Thanks.

Recognition? Just look out a back window.

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Which window would afford a view of a man crouched over a body by the steps? One the way in he could always abort the killing if seen. On the way out he would not be challenged - no-one would know a murder had taken place. Minimal risk unless he was seen and recognised IMHO.
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Recognition? Just look out a back window.

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I wouldn't be at all sure you could see daylight out of those windows.

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Hello Colin. Thanks.

Well, the one almost directly above the door might do. Don't forget that her head was not quite to the steps and she was about 5 feet. So the view from there should be unimpeded.

Oh, and those next door might do nicely too.

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Hello Jon. Thanks.

Even if true, not sure the killer would have known?

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Hello Colin. Thanks.

Well, the one almost directly above the door might do. Don't forget that her head was not quite to the steps and she was about 5 feet. So the view from there should be unimpeded.
What is the likelihood of something putting their head out of the window and looking downwards in the middle of the night or very early morning?

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Could you look out of that window and see a man standing in the yard of No.29? If he was a six-footer perhaps but somebody of the height of the man seen by Mrs Long? I would have thought not. Even if you saw the man, you wouldn't see the body so how much notice would you take? Cadosch seems to have been up and about, even walked through the door and down the steps - but saw nothing.
I can see that it's possible that he might be seen, but highly unlikely surely?
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