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Jack the Ripper - Preface

This letter—presumably from someone later known as "Jack the Ripper" and postmarked 15 October 1888—is addressed to George Lusk (who was president of the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee).

 

From Hell
Sir I send you half the kidne I took
from one woman...I may send you
the bloody knif that took it out...

Catch me when you can... 

Letter with gruesome enclosure, 
from Jack the Ripper 
1888


CAUTION:  THIS STORY, AND MANY OF ITS
LINKS, CONTAIN EXTREMELY GRAPHIC CONTENT ABOUT MURDERS COMMITTED BY "THE RIPPER"

 

During the late summer and fall of 1888, a killer stalked prostitutes in London’s East End. Foggy, murderous nights in Whitechapel led to foggy theories about the murderer’s real identity.

London’s Metropolitan Police (also known as Britain’s Scotland Yard) never solved the crimes.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5124stories and lessons created

Original Release: Oct 01, 2001

Updated Last Revision: Nov 09, 2016


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