Saturday, September 06, 2014

Jack the Ripper Identified By DNA Evidence?

Appears so.

It is the greatest murder mystery of all time, a puzzle that has perplexed criminologists for more than a century and spawned books, films and myriad theories ranging from the plausible to the utterly bizarre.

But now, thanks to modern forensic science, The Mail on Sunday can exclusively reveal the true identity of Jack the Ripper, the serial killer responsible for at least five grisly murders in Whitechapel in East London during the autumn of 1888.

DNA evidence has now shown beyond reasonable doubt which one of six key suspects commonly cited in connection with the Ripper’s reign of terror was the actual killer – and we reveal his identity.

Aaron Kosminski.

Click the link to read the rest. This will probably piss off a lot of Ripperologists, including novelist Patricia Cornwell, who picked another man for the role in a book she published on the Ripper.

h/t Vox Day.


Old NFO said...

Helluva story!

ProudHillbilly said...

I can't decide whether I'm excited or sad about the revelation. The mystery is always more fun than the answer.

Unknown said...

Not so fast, Sparky. Let me remind folks that Catherine Eddaows, the Vic in this story, was one of many "soiled doves" of London's East End, and a prostitute. It is entirely possible the semen found on the shawl may be from Kosaminski being a normal customer, not her killer. And we'll never know......