As I noted in Postidentification Ripperology, the identification of William Bury as Jack the Ripper still leaves a number of the Whitechapel murders unsolved, and one of these is the murder of the prostitute, Emma Smith, who was assaulted very early on the morning of April 3, 1888, and who died from an infection related … [Read more…]
A new edition of The Bury ID is now live. I have added detail here and there throughout the article.
While the signature evidence and supporting evidence show that William Bury was Jack the Ripper, his motivation for committing the Ripper murders remains unknown. Bury does not seem to have ever confessed to the murders, and so we can only speculate about his motive. There are at least two reasonable possibilities, one or both of … [Read more…]
It’s been nearly five years now since the first publication of the Bury ID and the ID has stood the test of time within the highly partisan world of Ripperology. There is detailed signature evidence linking William Bury to five of the Jack the Ripper murders. The specific combination of signature characteristics seen in the Ellen … [Read more…]
The Princes Street graffiti (“Jack Ripper is in this seller” and “Jack Ri(p)per is at the back of this door”) were chalked at the rear of William Bury’s residence in Dundee. The identity of the person or persons who wrote the graffiti is unknown. The two messages are apparently in two different hands (e.g., compare … [Read more…]