Jack the Ripper was thought to have killed at least five young women in Whitechapel, East London, between September and November 1888, but was never caught.
Countless individuals have been accused of being the serial killer.
At the time, the police suspected that the Ripper was a butcher because of the way his victims were killed and the fact that they were discovered near the shipyards where meat was brought into town.
There are various alleged links between the killer and the royal family. The first is Sir William Gull, the royal doctor. Many have accused him of losing the bodies of the alleged prostitutes, while others claim he was the Ripper himself.
A page from the Illustrated Police News page about the murders of Jack the Ripper
A book has named Queen Victoria's surgeon Sir John Williams as the infamous murderer. He had an operation in Whitechapel at that time.
Another theory links the murders with the grandson of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert Victor, the Duke of Clarence.
At a certain point, cotton trader James Maybrick was the number one suspect, after the publication of a part of his diary that seemed to suggest that he was the murderer.
Some believe that the diary is a counterfeit, although no one has been able to imagine who has forged it.
Other suspects are Montague John Druitt, a Dorset lawyer. He committed suicide in the Thames seven weeks after the last murder.
George Chapman, also known as Severyn Kłosowski, is also a suspect after he poisoned three of his wives and was hanged in 1903.
Jack the Ripper is believed to have killed at least five young women in Whitechapel, East London, between September and November 1888
Another suspect by the police was Aaron Kosminski. He was admitted to Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum and died there.
Dr. Thomas Neill Cream poisoned four London prostitutes with strychnine and was hanged in 1892.
Some of the more bizarre links include Lewis Carroll, author of the books of Alice in Wonderland, who taught in Christ Church until 1881 – which was at the forefront of the Ripper murder.
Winston Churchill & # 39; s father – Lord Randolph Churchill – has also been named as a potential suspect.
Crime writer Patricia Cornwell believes she has cracked the case & # 39; by finding evidence that Walter Sickert, an influential artist, confirms as the main suspect. Her theories are not generally accepted.
Author William J Perring raised the possibility that Jack the Ripper might & # 39; Julia & # 39; would be – a Salvation Army soldier.
In The Seduction Of Mary Kelly, his novel about the life and times of the last victim, he suggests that Jack the Ripper was actually a woman.
Police discovered the body of one of the victims of Jack the Ripper, probably Catherine Eddowes
In February 2019, it was suggested that Jack the Ripper was a sinister Dutch sailor who killed two former women in his home country and killed two other women in Belgium.
Crime historian Dr. Jan Bondeson has named Hendrik de Jong as the main suspect for the most notorious series of unsolved murders in history.
At the time of the Whitechapel murders, De Jong was supposed to have worked as a flight attendant on a ship that regularly traveled from Rotterdam to London, making it the perfect way to get out of the country after his heinous crimes.
He later killed two of his ex-wives in his native Netherlands in 1893 and killed two wives above a pub before setting fire to their bodies in Belgium in 1898.
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