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All the victims were killed in a relatively small area. It is suspected that the killer was from the area or knew the area well. I'm curious to know out of all the suspects put forward how many of them where actually known to live in this area.
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All the victims were killed in a relatively small area. It is suspected that the killer was from the area or knew the area well. I'm curious to know out of all the suspects put forward how many of them where actually known to live in this area.
WH Bury lived just outside the area in Bow well a horse and cart away which he owned. Bury was also known to meet prostitutes. It has been suggested by some that the killer may have killed in an area slightly away from his home which would put Bury clearly in the frame. Also it's worth noting there were incidents involving a knife wielding maniac closer to Bury's home before the canons.
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I suspect Jack was local and annoymous, thats why he has never been found. Serial killers need a base, whether a house or an area. Before motorised transport, the idea that serial killers travelled from abroad or all parts of England [ some suspect ideas] just to kill in the East End seems ridiculous. Serial killers have a 'comfort zone'

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Whilst I expect he had extensive experience local knowledge (and thus probably a local) I place little credence in profiling.
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How local is 'local?' Theorists have posited that he had to live in Whitechapel to be familiar with the labyrinthine streets and escape routes, but he could've lived on the outskirts or frequented Whitechapel enough to know the area.
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All the victims were killed in a relatively small area. It is suspected that the killer was from the area or knew the area well. I'm curious to know out of all the suspects put forward how many of them where actually known to live in this area.

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We can put several of thosesuggested as local, while Bury is not immediately local he is still very close by.
In addition Kosminski, Levy and Lechmere are all local .

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WH Bury lived just outside the area in Bow well a horse and cart away which he owned. Bury was also known to meet prostitutes. It has been suggested by some that the killer may have killed in an area slightly away from his home which would put Bury clearly in the frame. Also it's worth noting there were incidents involving a knife wielding maniac closer to Bury's home before the canons.

Interesting concept. I agree Bow is not very far from Whitechapel and a good a place as any for "Jack" to have been based.
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I suspect Jack was local and annoymous, thats why he has never been found. Serial killers need a base, whether a house or an area. Before motorised transport, the idea that serial killers travelled from abroad or all parts of England [ some suspect ideas] just to kill in the East End seems ridiculous. Serial killers have a 'comfort zone'

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I'm inclined to agree with you MM, the notion that he traveled vast distances to commit his acts does seem a little odd to me. I firmly believe that he was someone "local".
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We can put several of thosesuggested as local, while Bury is not immediately local he is still very close by.
In addition Kosminski, Levy and Lechmere are all local .

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Clearly no shortage of local suspects then.
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How local is 'local?' Theorists have posited that he had to live in Whitechapel to be familiar with the labyrinthine streets and escape routes, but he could've lived on the outskirts or frequented Whitechapel enough to know the area.
Certainly very interesting and beggars the question did he choose the location first and just await a victim or did he pick the victim first and seem which location they ended up in?

In Tom Wescott's book he makes a very compelling argument that "Jack" was mooching around Bucks Row well before he met Polly......
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