Jack the Ripper

Jack The Ripper one of the most violent serial killers in the history of crime. The evil motives and techniques behind a serial killer make them one of the most dreadful and frightening human beings ever lived.

The thought that gives me chills is that you can never know who’s a serial killer. He could be any common man residing amongst you and this is the scariest characteristic of a serial killer.

The killer might be someone you could trust yourself with or your child. The first man who succeeded in making headlines for his dreadful deeds was the man we all know as Jack Ripper.

One of England’s most infamous mysteries is- jack the ripper
He’s responsible for the murder of 5 prostitutes in London’s east end in 1888.  But the question here is,

Who Was ”Jack the Ripper”?

who was jack the ripper
who was jack the ripper

From August 7 to September 10 in 1888, this name (jack the ripper) terrorized the whole Whitechapel district in London’s east end.

Jack the Ripper murdered five prostitutes that were within a mile of each other which involved the Whitechapel districts, Aldgate, Spitalfields, and London city.

Regardless of many investigations, his name and motives were still unknown.

The name Jack the ripper originated from a letter which was written by someone who claims to be the murderer and published it at the time when the murder took place.

The letter widely believed to be just a hoax and expected it to be written by a journalist to intensify interest in the story and to increase the distribution of their newspapers.

Jack the Ripper murder involved female prostitutes who worked and lived in the slums of the east end of London. The bodies found brutally mutilated, and throats severed.

At least three of the victims had their internal organs removed which led to the conclusion that whoever killed those three victims must have had good anatomical knowledge.

Jack the Ripper Victims

It’s not quite sure on, how many victims were murdered by the same person that time of the year.

Mary Ann's victim
Mary Ann’s victim

11 separate murders from April 3, 1888, till 13 1891 were incorporated in London metropolitan police service which was known as Whitechapel murders.

But, out of those eleven Whitechapel “canonical five” which are widely considered to be the work of The bodies of those five victims were killed in the same manner.

The name of the canonical five is- Annie Chapman, Mary Ann Nicholas, Elizabeth stride, Mary Jane Kelly and Catherine Eddows.

Annie Chapman

Mary Ann’s body discovered at 3:40 in the morning on August 13, 1888. Her throat was chopped off by two cuts, and the lower inside part was partially ripped open by a ragged, deep wound. The knife did several cuts on the abdomen.

Annie Chapman
Annie Chapman

September 8, 1888, in the backyard of Spitalfield s. In this case, the abdominal was cut entirely open, upon further investigation the police discovered that the uterus removed.

While investigating one witness reported that she saw Annie Chapman at 5:30 AM with a dark-haired man dressed shabbily.

Both Elizabeth and Catherine killed on the same day on September 30, 1888.

Catherine’s body was discovered at 1:00 in the morning in Whitechapel. There was one clear-cut slit which severed the main artery of the neck on the left side.

However, there was no mutilation to the abdomen, which led to few doubts about whether the killer of Elizabeth was jack the ripper or not, or maybe he was interrupted in the course of his attack.

Catherine’s body discovered in the city of London 3 hours after Elizabeth’s. A significant part of the uterus removed along with the left kidney.

During the investigation, a local man stated to the police that he saw the two women just before the murder with a fair skin tone and a dark-haired man with one of the women.

Kelly’s murder was the most brutal of all four victims. Her mutilated body found lying on the bed at 10.45 am on November 9, 1888, at Spitalfields. The heart was missing too. The mutilations became severe as the sequence of murder continued.

Jack the Ripper Facts

The murders of prostitutes in Whitechapel caused chaos in London amongst people and demanded the active participation of the police to solve the case, but nothing till this day could be proven anything about Jack the Ripper ’s identity.

Psychologists assumed that he hated women and saw them as worthless and peasant. According to the psychologists, his hatred was beyond recognition, and this could be the reason why he destroyed the victims‘ faces to ruin their identities.

For some, he was a maniac suffering from mental illness which is why he murdered those victims gruesomely and removed their organs from the body.

MaryJaneKelly ripper
MaryJaneKelly ripper
  • In 2006 a sketch of his was prepared, and till now detectives are investigating the identity of Jack the Ripper.
  • In 1993, legendary Morrissey, the frontman of the smiths, recorded a song called Jack the Ripper.
  • which was on his live album ” Beethoven was deaf.” There’s also a French rock group known as Jack the Ripper.
  • According to IMDB 2 tv series, two tv movies and at least seven movies were made by the title jack the ripper. In 2006 a sketch of his was prepared, and till now detectives are investigating the identity of Jack the Ripper.
  • In 1993, legendary Morrissey, the frontman of the smiths, recorded a song called Jack the Ripper.
  • which was on his live album ” Beethoven was deaf.” There’s also a French rock group known as Jack the Ripper.
  • According to IMDB series, two tv movies and at least seven movies were made by the title jack the ripper.

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