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Old 11-30-2009, 10:20 PM
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Default Did The Ripper Wound Himself?

The killings apparently stopped after the Mary Kelly murder.
There was possible evidence of defensive wounds on her hands.
What if she was fighting the Ripper off and ended up managing to turn the knife on him before he killed her?

Sure, he wasn't so hurt that he couldn't complete the sick job at hand but as time went on and days passed infection set in, etc, which could cause the killings to cease.

I know the crime scene was like an abattoir but was there any evidence of a struggle or other blood stains/patterns that may not have come from the victim?

Just a suggestion, thats all.
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:09 AM
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Hello Jack,

There was a theory that he injured himself during Eddowes' attack and that a resulting infection was the reason for his October absence.
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:40 AM
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have a theory of how when the ripper killed stride that he may have slipped and cut himself with his own knife.which may explaine why he didnt mutilate her because of the shock of the injury.also strides jugular(i belive) wanst fully cut through as was the case with the rest of the victems and headed downwards indicating he may have slipped.but i havent veiwed this debate enough to know for sure.i still belive he was interupted by the sound of Isreal Schwartz entering dutfield yard with his carrage.

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Thanks Stan, never heard about that Eddowes/infection theory before.




Hey Corey, you seem convinced that Stride was a Ripper killing, eh? I won't go there. Thats been covered on plenty of other threads
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Have heard it said on many an episode of the various "CSI" shows that people who kill by knife very commonly end up accidentally cutting themselves in the process. It seems likely that the Ripper probably came away with a few battle scars to his hands, but I wouldn't expect anything more serious than that.
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Old 12-05-2009, 12:39 AM
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Yes I do truly belive Elizabeth Stride to be a ripper victem, shes no different than the other killings besides two things.
1) a diiferent knife
2) no mutilations

p.s. I made an error in my last post on this thread, I ment to say Louiz Diemschutz interupted him NOT Schwartz. My mistake.

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