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http://http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-...shire-41525517

When I read stories like this, it makes me truly sad that the physical evidence associated with the Ripper case wasn't better curated and managed over the years - just imagine the amount of fingerprint evidence that there would have been at Dorset Street and the things that we could have learned from well-preserved blood, fingerprints and tissue samples.

Of course, that we don't isn't really anyone's fault - I'm sure that the investigating officers could no more imagine being able to detect what somebody last ate from their fingerprint than they could that we'd someday find ourselves looking at a picture of a man standing on the moon.

Sadly, even if a box of Ripper-related evidence turned up tomorrow, the chain of custody would be so questionable now that any results could easily be dismissed.

What a pity.
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