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Old 11-10-2018, 03:01 AM
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Hi Paul,
Thanks for your message. I wasn't aware of your book - which I've just bought and looking forward to read.
I started the Ripper Facts OP as I was keen to try and determine what are the aspects that are ore factual rather than speculative.
I certainly learnt a lot.
I think the decision about what he looked like is important (there are a few credible witnesses who saw a man with the victims just 15 minutes before they were found) as is whether he had surgical skills (the previous discussion by Prosector I found compelling).
From that, I'm testing the above hypothesis.
It may all be a waste of time if the assumptions are wrong; but I think it's important to try to narrow he focus.
Craig
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Old 11-10-2018, 03:34 AM
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Practice what you preach.

You considered Carl Feigenbaum a suspect: a man who cannot be definitively placed in Whitechapel during the murders and whose only known murder bore no post-mortem mutilations.
Thank you for putting me right I am sure the world of ripperology will be eternally grateful for your informative input.

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Old 11-10-2018, 08:25 AM
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Hi Paul,
Thanks for your message. I wasn't aware of your book - which I've just bought and looking forward to read.
I started the Ripper Facts OP as I was keen to try and determine what are the aspects that are ore factual rather than speculative.
I certainly learnt a lot.
I think the decision about what he looked like is important (there are a few credible witnesses who saw a man with the victims just 15 minutes before they were found) as is whether he had surgical skills (the previous discussion by Prosector I found compelling).
From that, I'm testing the above hypothesis.
It may all be a waste of time if the assumptions are wrong; but I think it's important to try to narrow he focus.
Craig
I think you're on the right track, that the killer had some medical knowledge, as opposed to a local dosser on a drunken rampage.

What is often overlooked is that even an experienced hand can leave the impression of random slashing when time is of the essence. Like Philips said, that skill was only less obvious "in consequence of haste". He understood, but more to the point, he also recognised skill can also be evident in how the killer located an organ, and how he accessed that organ, so not just the method of removal (a point often overplayed by some on Casebook).

There had to be hundreds of people with sufficient medical knowledge, whether students, interns, doctors, surgeons, hospital staff & those with mortuary experience.
Anyone above could be suspected if all we have is their occupation to incriminate them. As we can't possibly know what any of these people were doing on the nights in question then any hopes of identifying the killer are, in my opinion, impossible.
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