Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper is the famed serial killer of the White chapel (England) murders. In the year 1888 he killed at least five woman. No one has ever been arrested or tried for these murders. His victims were woman who were prostitutes. He slit their throats and mutilated their bodies. All of the murders, were committed on Saturdays or Sundays.

How did he get he name? A letter was sent to the London Central News Agency by someone claiming to be the killer and called himself Jack the Ripper. It received world wide exposure.

Here is a profile as to who he might have been:

White male
Average height
Between 20 and 40 years of age
Had medical expertise

Names places, and dates of his five victims:

Mary Ann (Polly) Nichols, murdered on Bucks' Row, Friday, August 31, 1888.
Annie Chapman, murdered at 29 Hanbury Street, Saturday, September 8, 1888.
Elizabeth Stride, murdered on Berner Street, Sunday, September 30, 1888.
Catharine Eddowes, murdered in Mitre Square, Sunday, September 30, 1888.
Mary Jane (Marie Jeanette) Kelly, murdered at Number 13 Miller's Court, Friday, November 9, 1888.