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 (1).  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.  … [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…]

Was William Bury Delusional?

William Bury committed a murder that can be linked to the Jack the Ripper murders through signature analysis.  Two chalked messages, apparently written by Bury, were found at the back of his residence in Dundee, “Jack Ripper is in this seller” and “Jack Ri(p)per is at the back of this door.”  When executioner James Berry … [Read more…]

Bury and the Stride Murder

Given the close proximity in space and time and the similar victimologies of the two murders, there is statistically only a very remote possibility that the murderer of Catherine Eddowes was not also the murderer of Elizabeth Stride.  Since William Bury can be identified as the Ripper through signature analysis and supporting evidence, we can … [Read more…]