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Old 02-05-2013, 06:25 PM
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Hi,
Although it is more likely that James Evans [ alias Fleming] was indeed 5'7'', and misread as 67'', it is not yet conclusive.
We have medical reports, that this inmate was at times around 160-164 lbs which is rather stocky for a man of that height especially of that period.
If indeed Evans was 5'7'', and he was the Fleming ex of Mary Kelly, he would fit the description short and stocky which figures in many descriptions throughout that autumn.
If indeed he was in-fact 6'7'', then he would not have been jack the Ripper, but his height would have been ideal for plastering ceilings[ sorry about that].
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:19 AM
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Hi Richard

Yes, Fleming was 5'7.
"Rather stocky" is indeed more likely (and it was certainly far more common) than "incredibly tall and thin".
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:11 AM
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DVV,

Have you seen the sketch? Of course its an artists impression but he doesn't seem very stocky.

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Old 05-02-2013, 08:18 AM
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Hi DRoy

Just look at his height and weight and you'll see he wasn't "very" stocky, but only rather stocky, or "medium built" - as Lawende said.

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Old 05-02-2013, 11:38 AM
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Hello David. Good to see you posting again. Hope you are well.

I like 5' 7" better myself.

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Old 05-03-2013, 06:09 AM
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Hi Lynn, thanks.
Hope you're fine too.
It's good to see that this stupid 6'7 argument a du plomb dans l'aile.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:54 AM
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Hello David. Thanks.

Yes, that would be quite an anomaly.

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Old 05-03-2013, 08:59 PM
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Is your Flem(m)ing argument looking tired? Resting? It ain't resting mate...

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Old 05-03-2013, 09:45 PM
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Hello Dave. Are you suggesting that the Fleming argument has gone to meet its maker and is now an ex-argument? (heh-heh)

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Old 05-03-2013, 09:46 PM
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DVV,

If you have conclusive evidence showing he's 5'7" can you please show it to all to put this to rest? I honestly don't care whether he was 8'11" but he is recorded as 6'7" so until proven otherwise I'd say we have to trust it.

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