In 1888, in the Whitechapel district of London, a strange and awful series of events occurred. Women began turning up dead and graphically mutilated right out in the open air. It wasn’t long before these horrific murders were all linked to the same unknown man, a man in dark coat and a hat, a man who targeted female sex workers who were down on their luck, a man who would come to be known as, Jack The Ripper. This is it fiends, the granddaddy of all true crime cases and we are diving deep, but not just into “Jack”, into the women who’s lives he tragically cut short.
This week, in our second Ripper episode we will cover the remainder of the ripper’s victims, beginning with the final three of the canonical 5: Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly, and finishing with debatable ripper victims: Rose Mylett, Alice McKenzie, “The Pinchin Street Torso”, and Frances Coles.
In week three we will be covering evidence, investigations and suspects, AND we will have a special guest to break down all the science for us. A real live forensic scientist will be joining us to help sort through which theories have weight and which we can discount, and give us his expert opinion on who exactly “Jack the Ripper” was. Links Instagram accounts at which he is active contributor, “The Corpse Review” and “Bride of the Corpse Review” below!
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