Naming Jack The Ripper By Russell Edwards

15 Jul 19
BookHub

Bringing together ground-breaking forensic discoveries – including vital DNA evidence – and gripping historical detective work, Naming Jack the Ripper constructs the first truly convincing case for identifying the world’s most notorious serial killer. In 2007, businessman Russell Edwards bought a shawl believed to have been left beside the body of the fourth victim, Catherine Eddowes. He knew that, if genuine, the shawl would be the only piece of crime scene evidence still in existence. It was the start of an extraordinary seven-year quest for Russell as he sought to authenticate the shawl and learn its secrets. He had no idea that this journey would take him so far. After undergoing extensive forensic testing by one of the country’s top scientists, the shawl was not only shown to be genuine, and stained with Catherine Eddowes’ blood, but in a massive breakthrough the killer’s DNA was also discovered – DNA that would allow Russell to finally put a name to Jack the Ripper . . .

15 Apr 19
All Things Thriller

  He may have left Poland because of persecution. It was tough to be Jewish in the latter part of the 19th Century, especially in Eastern Europe and its bordering areas of Central Europe. There were lots of tensions. To boil things down to the skeletal remains, a burgeoning movement of the moment was catching […]

02 Apr 19
Hins Century GmbH

Researchers compared fragments of mitochondrial DNA — which the magazine noted is inherited from one’s mother — to samples from living relatives of Eddowes and Kosminski and found they matched those of Kosminski’s relative. The study also includes an analysis of the killer’s appearance which suggests the killer had brown hair and brown eyes. which matches the only reliable […]

24 Mar 19
Kafkadesk

London, United Kingdom – “Who was Jack the Ripper?” After 126 years, one of the most notorious mysteries has apparently been cracked. A new study published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences claims Aaron Kosminski, a 23 year-old Polish barber and one of the six key suspects commonly cited as the Ripper, was indeed the man […]

21 Mar 19
The Haunted Librarian

DNA Testing Does NOT Prove Who Was Jack the Ripper Here we go again. A new peer reviewed article published in Journal of Forensic Sciences claims that the DNA testing conducted by Drs. Jari Louhelainen and David Miller have finally discovered who was Jack the Ripper. The problem remains: The DNA testing merely shows who […]

19 Mar 19
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Research in a newly published forensic investigatory journal has made the claim that Aaron Kosminski, a 23-year-old Polish barber, is the true identity of the infamous serial killer “Jack the Ripper”. According to a report published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, DNA evidence has proven that Jack the Ripper — a serial killer in […]

19 Mar 19
myfox8.com

LONDON — More than a 130 years later, we may finally know the true identity of one of the most widely-known serial killers, Jack the Ripper. According to a study published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, a pair of researchers used DNA evidence to determine Jack the Ripper was a man named Aaron Kosminski. […]

19 Mar 19
Archy Worldys

A contemporary sketch by Jewish immigrant Aaron Kosminski, alleged by author Russell Edwards, was the notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper. (Photo: Evans Skinner Archive on AFP / Getty Images) The researchers say they have finally exposed Jack the Ripper, the notorious serial killer who terrorized London in the late 19th century. A forensic investigation […]

18 Mar 19
Archy Worldys

Jack the Ripper, the notorious serial killer who terrorized the streets of London more than a century ago, may have been identified by forensic scientists in Great Britain. Aaron Kosminski, a 23-year-old Polish barber and a police suspect at the time. Jack the Ripper is thought to have claimed the lives of at least five […]

17 Mar 19
The Irish Sun
JACK the Ripper who stalked London more than 130 years ago was a demon barber with a taste for human flesh, according to startling new scientific evidence. A blood-covered shawl found at one of the murder scenes is believed to contain DNA from both butchered victim Catherine Eddowes and the world’s most infamous serial killer. The Jack the Ripper murders took place in the East End of London in the 1880s Scientific evidence is now said to point to Polish barber Aaron Kosminski Researchers at Liverpool John Moores University conducted genetic tests on the sample long-thought to have belonged to the Ripper himself, who they now believe to be Pole Aaron Kosminski. “We describe for the first time systematic, molecular level analysis of the only surviving physical evidence linked to the Jack the Ripper murders,” the authors  wrote in the Journal of Forensic Sciences. “Finding both matching profiles in the same piece of evidence enhances the statistical probability of its overall identification and reinforces the claim that the shawl is authentic.” The bloody shawl is linked to the double murder of victims three and four, Elizabeth Stride and Eddowes, on the night of Sept. 30, 1888 in Whitechapel. Stride’s throat had been cut, but the rest of her body was mostly intact – unlike most of the infamous killer’s victims. It’s long been thought that the Ripper – said to have killed anywhere between five and 18 women – had been interrupted in his work and was still on the hunt for more unfortunate victims. An hour later he butchered Eddowes tearing her apart and taking her kidney as a trophy – before sending the sickening ‘From Hell’ letter in which he claimed he had eaten it. Five women —  Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes, and Mary Jane Kelly — are widely held to have been victims of the Ripper, although later murders were attributed to him. [boxout headline=”WHO WAS JACK THE RIPPER: THE SUSPECTS”] Montague John Druitt – schoolmaster who died by suspected suicide George Chapman – barber who was hanged for poisoning three of his wives Aaron Kosminski – lived in Whitechapel and was admitted to an asylum in 1891 James Maybrick – Liverpudlian cotton merchant murdered by his own wife but had a diary confessing to the murders Thomas Neill Cream – doctor found guilty of poisoning many women and hanged in 1892 Thomas Heynes Cutbush – doctor with syphilis in the brain known to have stabbed multiple women Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale – it was alleged he fathered a child in the Whitechapel area and suspected either he or several others committed murder on his behalf to hide the indiscretion  [/boxout] All were murdered in the most brutal fashion imaginable around the Whitechapel area. Their bodies were utterly mutilated, many of them being disembowelled. Chapman’s uterus was taken, Eddowes had her uterus and a kidney removed and her face mutilated, and Kelly’s body was completely destroyed and her face hacked away. Such was the fear at the time that the streets of London emptied after nightfall, leaving the once bustling Victorian capital deathly silent while the Ripper roamed the streets. Now in an astonishing new article featured in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, fresh genetic evidence now points to  23-year-old Kosminski. This isn’t the first time Kosminski has been linked to the crimes. But it is the first time the supporting DNA evidence has been published in a peer-reviewed journal. This was “confirmed” after comparing fragments of mitochondrial DNA taken from the shawl with those taken from Kosminski’s known living descendants. Investigators identified Kosminski as their prime suspect in the killings in 1888. However, they did not have enough proof to solve the case. The DNA testing suggests that the Ripper had brown eyes and brown hair. This matches evidence from eyewitness reports. The researchers say their new study provides “the most systematic and most advanced genetic analysis to date regarding the Jack the Ripper murders.” And it’s not the first time DNA evidence has pointed to Kosminski as the killer. Jari Louhelainen, a biochemist at LJMU and one of the coauthors of the current study, first conducted testing on the suspect’s DNA years earlier. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] He obtained the samples after receiving the stained shawl from an author named Russell Edwards, who bought it in 2007. In 2014, Louhelainen published a book titled Naming Jack the Ripper, where he discussed the findings of his study. However, he was criticised by geneticists for not releasing enough technical details about his analysis. The blood-covered shawl is believed to contain DNA from a both butchered victim and the Ripper The sickening ‘From Hell’ letter sent after the slaughter of Catherine Eddowes Mary Ann Nichols was Jack the Ripper’s first victim MARY ANN NICHOLS, 43, killed August 31, 1888: Locksmith’s daughter and mum-of-five had turned to prostitution after splitting from husband. Throat slit and abdomen slashed. Annie Chapman was Jack the Ripper’s second victim ANNIE CHAPMAN, 47, killed September 8, 1888: Widowed mum-of-three was found on the street at 5.30am with her intestines ripped out and placed on one of her shoulders. Her uterus was missing. Elizabeth Stride was Jack the Rippers third victim ELIZABETH STRIDE, 44, killed September 30, 1888: Swedish-born farmer’s daughter who had been a prostitute on and off for more than 20 years. Throat was cut but unlike other victims there was no other mutilation. Catherine Eddowes was Jack the Ripper’s fourth victim CATHERINE EDDOWES, 46, killed September 30, 1888: Wolverhampton-born mum of three whose body was found 45 minutes after Stride’s. Most of her uterus had been removed, along with a kidney. Mary Jane Kelly was Jack the Ripper’s last victim MARY JANE KELLY, 25, killed November 9, 1888: Only victim killed indoors, she was found in her flat with entire abdomen carved out and the organs placed under her head and on the bedside table. [bc_video video_id=”5829368863001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Who was Jack the Ripper and how many victims were there?”]  
17 Mar 19
The Scottish Sun
JACK the Ripper who stalked London more than 130 years ago was a demon barber with a taste for human flesh, according to startling new scientific evidence. A blood-covered shawl found at one of the murder scenes is believed to contain DNA from both butchered victim Catherine Eddowes and the world’s most infamous serial killer. The Jack the Ripper murders took place in the East End of London in the 1880s Scientific evidence is now said to point to Polish barber Aaron Kosminski Researchers at Liverpool John Moores University conducted genetic tests on the sample long-thought to have belonged to the Ripper himself, who they now believe to be Pole Aaron Kosminski. “We describe for the first time systematic, molecular level analysis of the only surviving physical evidence linked to the Jack the Ripper murders,” the authors  wrote in the Journal of Forensic Sciences. “Finding both matching profiles in the same piece of evidence enhances the statistical probability of its overall identification and reinforces the claim that the shawl is authentic.” The bloody shawl is linked to the double murder of victims three and four, Elizabeth Stride and Eddowes, on the night of Sept. 30, 1888 in Whitechapel. Stride’s throat had been cut, but the rest of her body was mostly intact – unlike most of the infamous killer’s victims. It’s long been thought that the Ripper – said to have killed anywhere between five and 18 women – had been interrupted in his work and was still on the hunt for more unfortunate victims. An hour later he butchered Eddowes tearing her apart and taking her kidney as a trophy – before sending the sickening ‘From Hell’ letter in which he claimed he had eaten it. Five women —  Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes, and Mary Jane Kelly — are widely held to have been victims of the Ripper, although later murders were attributed to him. [boxout headline=”WHO WAS JACK THE RIPPER: THE SUSPECTS”] Montague John Druitt – schoolmaster who died by suspected suicide George Chapman – barber who was hanged for poisoning three of his wives Aaron Kosminski – lived in Whitechapel and was admitted to an asylum in 1891 James Maybrick – Liverpudlian cotton merchant murdered by his own wife but had a diary confessing to the murders Thomas Neill Cream – doctor found guilty of poisoning many women and hanged in 1892 Thomas Heynes Cutbush – doctor with syphilis in the brain known to have stabbed multiple women Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale – it was alleged he fathered a child in the Whitechapel area and suspected either he or several others committed murder on his behalf to hide the indiscretion  [/boxout] All were murdered in the most brutal fashion imaginable around the Whitechapel area. Their bodies were utterly mutilated, many of them being disembowelled. Chapman’s uterus was taken, Eddowes had her uterus and a kidney removed and her face mutilated, and Kelly’s body was completely destroyed and her face hacked away. Such was the fear at the time that the streets of London emptied after nightfall, leaving the once bustling Victorian capital deathly silent while the Ripper roamed the streets. Now in an astonishing new article featured in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, fresh genetic evidence now points to  23-year-old Kosminski. This isn’t the first time Kosminski has been linked to the crimes. But it is the first time the supporting DNA evidence has been published in a peer-reviewed journal. This was “confirmed” after comparing fragments of mitochondrial DNA taken from the shawl with those taken from Kosminski’s known living descendants. Investigators identified Kosminski as their prime suspect in the killings in 1888. However, they did not have enough proof to solve the case. The DNA testing suggests that the Ripper had brown eyes and brown hair. This matches evidence from eyewitness reports. The researchers say their new study provides “the most systematic and most advanced genetic analysis to date regarding the Jack the Ripper murders.” And it’s not the first time DNA evidence has pointed to Kosminski as the killer. Jari Louhelainen, a biochemist at LJMU and one of the coauthors of the current study, first conducted testing on the suspect’s DNA years earlier. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] He obtained the samples after receiving the stained shawl from an author named Russell Edwards, who bought it in 2007. In 2014, Louhelainen published a book titled Naming Jack the Ripper, where he discussed the findings of his study. However, he was criticised by geneticists for not releasing enough technical details about his analysis. The blood-covered shawl is believed to contain DNA from a both butchered victim and the Ripper The sickening ‘From Hell’ letter sent after the slaughter of Catherine Eddowes Mary Ann Nichols was Jack the Ripper’s first victim MARY ANN NICHOLS, 43, killed August 31, 1888: Locksmith’s daughter and mum-of-five had turned to prostitution after splitting from husband. Throat slit and abdomen slashed. Annie Chapman was Jack the Ripper’s second victim ANNIE CHAPMAN, 47, killed September 8, 1888: Widowed mum-of-three was found on the street at 5.30am with her intestines ripped out and placed on one of her shoulders. Her uterus was missing. Elizabeth Stride was Jack the Rippers third victim ELIZABETH STRIDE, 44, killed September 30, 1888: Swedish-born farmer’s daughter who had been a prostitute on and off for more than 20 years. Throat was cut but unlike other victims there was no other mutilation. Catherine Eddowes was Jack the Ripper’s fourth victim CATHERINE EDDOWES, 46, killed September 30, 1888: Wolverhampton-born mum of three whose body was found 45 minutes after Stride’s. Most of her uterus had been removed, along with a kidney. Mary Jane Kelly was Jack the Ripper’s last victim MARY JANE KELLY, 25, killed November 9, 1888: Only victim killed indoors, she was found in her flat with entire abdomen carved out and the organs placed under her head and on the bedside table. [bc_video video_id=”5829368863001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Who was Jack the Ripper and how many victims were there?”]  
17 Mar 19
The Sun
JACK the Ripper who stalked London more than 130 years ago was a demon barber with a taste for human flesh, according to startling new scientific evidence. A blood-covered shawl found at one of the murder scenes is believed to contain DNA from both butchered victim Catherine Eddowes and the world’s most infamous serial killer. The Jack the Ripper murders took place in the East End of London in the 1880s Scientific evidence is now said to point to Polish barber Aaron Kosminski Researchers at Liverpool John Moores University conducted genetic tests on the sample long-thought to have belonged to the Ripper himself, who they now believe to be Pole Aaron Kosminski. “We describe for the first time systematic, molecular level analysis of the only surviving physical evidence linked to the Jack the Ripper murders,” the authors  wrote in the Journal of Forensic Sciences. “Finding both matching profiles in the same piece of evidence enhances the statistical probability of its overall identification and reinforces the claim that the shawl is authentic.” The bloody shawl is linked to the double murder of victims three and four, Elizabeth Stride and Eddowes, on the night of Sept. 30, 1888 in Whitechapel. Stride’s throat had been cut, but the rest of her body was mostly intact – unlike most of the infamous killer’s victims. It’s long been thought that the Ripper – said to have killed anywhere between five and 18 women – had been interrupted in his work and was still on the hunt for more unfortunate victims. An hour later he butchered Eddowes tearing her apart and taking her kidney as a trophy – before sending the sickening ‘From Hell’ letter in which he claimed he had eaten it. Five women —  Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes, and Mary Jane Kelly — are widely held to have been victims of the Ripper, although later murders were attributed to him. [boxout headline=”WHO WAS JACK THE RIPPER: THE SUSPECTS”] Montague John Druitt – schoolmaster who died by suspected suicide George Chapman – barber who was hanged for poisoning three of his wives Aaron Kosminski – lived in Whitechapel and was admitted to an asylum in 1891 James Maybrick – Liverpudlian cotton merchant murdered by his own wife but had a diary confessing to the murders Thomas Neill Cream – doctor found guilty of poisoning many women and hanged in 1892 Thomas Heynes Cutbush – doctor with syphilis in the brain known to have stabbed multiple women Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale – it was alleged he fathered a child in the Whitechapel area and suspected either he or several others committed murder on his behalf to hide the indiscretion  [/boxout] All were murdered in the most brutal fashion imaginable around the Whitechapel area. Their bodies were utterly mutilated, many of them being disembowelled. Chapman’s uterus was taken, Eddowes had her uterus and a kidney removed and her face mutilated, and Kelly’s body was completely destroyed and her face hacked away. Such was the fear at the time that the streets of London emptied after nightfall, leaving the once bustling Victorian capital deathly silent while the Ripper roamed the streets. Now in an astonishing new article featured in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, fresh genetic evidence now points to  23-year-old Kosminski. This isn’t the first time Kosminski has been linked to the crimes. But it is the first time the supporting DNA evidence has been published in a peer-reviewed journal. This was “confirmed” after comparing fragments of mitochondrial DNA taken from the shawl with those taken from Kosminski’s known living descendants. Investigators identified Kosminski as their prime suspect in the killings in 1888. However, they did not have enough proof to solve the case. The DNA testing suggests that the Ripper had brown eyes and brown hair. This matches evidence from eyewitness reports. The researchers say their new study provides “the most systematic and most advanced genetic analysis to date regarding the Jack the Ripper murders.” And it’s not the first time DNA evidence has pointed to Kosminski as the killer. Jari Louhelainen, a biochemist at LJMU and one of the coauthors of the current study, first conducted testing on the suspect’s DNA years earlier. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”316″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] He obtained the samples after receiving the stained shawl from an author named Russell Edwards, who bought it in 2007. In 2014, Louhelainen published a book titled Naming Jack the Ripper, where he discussed the findings of his study. However, he was criticised by geneticists for not releasing enough technical details about his analysis. The blood-covered shawl is believed to contain DNA from a both butchered victim and the Ripper The sickening ‘From Hell’ letter sent after the slaughter of Catherine Eddowes Mary Ann Nichols was Jack the Ripper’s first victim MARY ANN NICHOLS, 43, killed August 31, 1888: Locksmith’s daughter and mum-of-five had turned to prostitution after splitting from husband. Throat slit and abdomen slashed. Annie Chapman was Jack the Ripper’s second victim ANNIE CHAPMAN, 47, killed September 8, 1888: Widowed mum-of-three was found on the street at 5.30am with her intestines ripped out and placed on one of her shoulders. Her uterus was missing. Elizabeth Stride was Jack the Rippers third victim ELIZABETH STRIDE, 44, killed September 30, 1888: Swedish-born farmer’s daughter who had been a prostitute on and off for more than 20 years. Throat was cut but unlike other victims there was no other mutilation. Catherine Eddowes was Jack the Ripper’s fourth victim CATHERINE EDDOWES, 46, killed September 30, 1888: Wolverhampton-born mum of three whose body was found 45 minutes after Stride’s. Most of her uterus had been removed, along with a kidney. Mary Jane Kelly was Jack the Ripper’s last victim MARY JANE KELLY, 25, killed November 9, 1888: Only victim killed indoors, she was found in her flat with entire abdomen carved out and the organs placed under her head and on the bedside table. [bc_video video_id=”5829368863001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Who was Jack the Ripper and how many victims were there?”]  
26 Sep 18
Lets Talk Mysteries

In 1888, Jack the Ripper brutally murdered five prostitutes over a three-month period. These murders sparked media frenzy with many coming forward claiming to be Jack the Ripper, but no one was charged mainly due to lack of evidence. Over a hundred years later, people are still trying to figure out who Jack the Ripper […]