31/08/2011

ANOTHER JACK THE RIPPER SUSPECT...

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One hundred and twenty three years ago today, Jack the Ripper was to claim the first of his five victims, each one brutally murdered in London's East End during in the autumn of 1888.

Over the years, the hope of discovering an identity for the murderer has proved to be quite an industry. The latest suspect is a German merchant by the name of Carl Feigenbaum who was executed in New York's Sing Sing prison in 1894, convicted of the murder of his landlady in Manhattan. And now, a Ripper expert, the former murder squad detective, Trevor Marriott, is convinced that Feigenbaum is 'his man'.

Feigenbaum's lawyer in New York was quite convinced that his client had been Jack the Ripper - presumably because Feigenbaum told him. Marriott has now discovered that a German ship called the Reiher was docked at the time of the murders, and one of the seamen on that ship was Feigenbaum, who therefore was in the vicinity and had the predisposition to carry out such crimes.

The link is somewhat tentative. There is no definitive answer. It seems that the Ripper's identity may well remain a mystery for another hundred years.

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4 comments:

  1. Hard to see how anyone will ever know - unless he left a confession somewhere.

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  2. Wow - I love Ripper stories (doesn't make me peculiar does it?) but, like Hermes, how are we EVER going to find out - and confessions are often written by crack-pots, aren't they? I like the connection between his ship being docked at the time of the killings, presumably his MO was identical to the Rippers?

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  4. What should I consider it as a new development in Jack case. What to do with the untied ends of the case? I still don't know how I should conclude the case.

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