Between august and november 1888,the whitechapel area of london was the scene of five brutal murders the killer was dubbed 'jack the ripper' all the women murdered were prostitutes, and all except for one - elizabeth stride - were horribly mutilated the first murder, of mary ann nicholls, took place on 31 august. Jack the ripper is the best-known name for an unidentified serial killer generally believed to have been active in the largely impoverished areas in and around the whitechapel district of london in 1888.
Jack the ripper history a brief history of the whitechapel murders one of the first problems you encounter when you attempt to write a history of the jack the ripper crimes is establishing just how many of the whitechapel murders were, in fact, carried out by the killer who became known as jack the ripper.
I wanted to do some special videos for october there's far too much history and speculation involved in this case to cover it all in 10 minutes, but this sh. Jack the ripper has been the topic of news stories for more than 120 years, and will likely continue to be for decades to come more recently, in 2011, british detective trevor marriott, who has long been investigating the jack the ripper murders, made headlines when he was denied access to uncensored documents surrounding the case by the metropolitan police.
The complete history of jack the ripper [philip sugden] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the murders in london between 1888-91 attributed to jack the ripper constitute one of the most mysterious unsolved criminal cases this story is the result of many years meticulous research. Jack the ripper 1888 the jack the ripper murders occurred in the east end of london in 1888 and, although the whitechapel murderer was only a threat to a very small section of the community in a relatively small part of london, the crimes had a huge impact on society as a whole.
In her book, jack the ripper: the american connection author shirley harrison asserted james maybrick was both jack the ripper and the servant girl annihilator of austin, texas a diary purportedly by maybrick, published in the 1990s by michael barrett, contains a confession to the ripper murders in 1995, barrett confessed to writing the diary.
On 28th september a letter was received at the central news agency signed ‘jack the ripper’, threatening more murders the name caught the public imagination when it first appeared in the newspapers and was used ever afterwards.