Two Knives and the Double Event

In my post Bury and the Stride Murder, I pointed out that there is statistically only a very remote possibility that Elizabeth Stride was murdered by someone other than William Bury.  If Bury did murder Stride, however, then there are two questions that need to be answered.  The first is why Bury didn’t mutilate Stride’s body, … [Read more…]

New Article by Beadle

The December 2017 issue of Whitechapel Society Journal contains a new article by William Beadle, “Was Ellen Bury Dismembered?”  In this short article Beadle cites medical and other evidence to refute the suggestion that Ellen Bury’s mutilations could have been an aborted attempt to dismember her body.  Issues of Whitechapel Society Journal are only available … [Read more…]

Halse, Warren and Bury

The Goulston Street Graffito is potentially an important piece of evidence in the Jack the Ripper case.  It was located in the doorway of a building housing many Jewish residents, and above a piece of apron that had been taken from Ripper victim Catherine Eddowes.   While it is true that chalked graffiti could be found … [Read more…]

Did Bury Pose the Bodies?

In their article, “The Jack the Ripper Murders,” Keppel, Weis, Brown and Welch stated that the signature characteristic of posing was evident in the Jack the Ripper murder series.  In their view the Ripper deliberately spread the legs of his victims in order to degrade them and to shock the discoverers of their bodies.  But … [Read more…]

Conjoined Words

Of the many letters supposedly written and sent out by Jack the Ripper in the fall of 1888, the only one that many Ripperologists feel could possibly have come from the Ripper is the “From hell” letter, which was ghoulishly accompanied by a piece of human kidney.  A handwriting quirk in this letter is the … [Read more…]