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Well, it turns out my top contender for the Whitechapel Murders of 1888, Aaron Kosminski, may actually be Jack the Ripper after all. DNA evidence appears to have concluded that he was indeed the immortal legend so many books have been written, and films have been made, about.
According to The Guardian:
“A self-confessed “armchair detective” claims to have solved perhaps the most notorious whodunit ever by claiming to have discovered the identity of Jack the Ripper.
Russell Edwards claims Aaron Kosminski, a 23 year-old Polish immigrant who ended up dying in an asylum, was “definitely, categorically and absolutely” the man behind the grisly killing spree in 1888 in London’s East End.
Edwards said a blood-stained shawl he bought in 2007 after an auction in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, held vital DNA evidence which led him to the killer.
“I’ve got the only piece of forensic evidence in the whole history of the case,” he said. “I’ve spent 14 years working on it, and we have definitively solved the mystery of who Jack the Ripper was.”
Read the rest of The Guardian article here!
Read my article, “Curse of Whitechapel: Jack the Ripper” here!
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