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Just a thought-If the disposal was considered discreet at the time, would anyone have suggested it was a student 'prank'? Aren't pranks done for impact?
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Im not sure I understand, but then again Im not too quick on the uptake.

Were torsos considered a student prank at the time? And who said that?
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I think you meant respond to sams previous post or misunderstood me, but Im agreeing with you.
No, I was commenting on your point that the torso killer was whacky. I agreed, but added that if he wanted to get attention, dumping the parts the way he did was rational enough.

Long as we agree, though, Im fine.
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No, I was commenting on your point that the torso killer was whacky. I agreed, but added that if he wanted to get attention, dumping the parts the way he did was rational enough.

Long as we agree, though, Im fine.
Yes rational to a wacky mans way of thinking and yes we totally agree on this point!
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Sweet dreams of body parts danced in his head. Giggle.
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I need no excuse, Gareth. I am making perfectly viable points and you are making something of a spectacle of yourself. Which is kind of sad.
You continually minimise or deny the glaring differences between the Ripper and Torso cases and posit the equivalent of Ptolemaic epicycles to explain away anomalies that might threaten your view of the universe. That's what's "kind of sad" here, not anything I've posted.
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Men?, torso killers?
Just trying to keep the possibilities open, Abby. The moment we decide that there was only one killer is when our perception of the evidence starts to warp.
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It's possible that the 80s ones were, but even that's not a given IMHO.
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Hi debs
Im not sure I understand, but then again Im not too quick on the uptake.

Were torsos considered a student prank at the time? And who said that?
Yes, Abby. Whenever body parts began to turn up someone would claim it was a student prank and it would be reported in the press. Would people consider a prank by students at all if these remains had thought to have been disposed of 'discreetly' was what I was wondering about.
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>Just a thought-If the disposal was considered discreet at the time, would anyone have suggested it was a student 'prank'? Aren't pranks done for impact?<<

I've always assumed the student prank idea was driven by the notion of, who might have access to body parts and who might be impish in nature to commit a prank, rather than a reference to where the parts were found.

In other words, a notion not particularly thought through. Something very common when it comes all things jtr;-)
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Yes, Abby. Whenever body parts began to turn up someone would claim it was a student prank and it would be reported in the press. Would people consider a prank by students at all if these remains had thought to have been disposed of 'discreetly' was what I was wondering about.
No of course not, and good point!
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