THE Jack the Ripper mystery that has kept the world enthralled since the killer first struck on the streets of Victorian London has been blown apart on the 125th anniversary of the grisly crimes by a former murder squad detective.
And the bad news for the countless millions of amateur sleuths who have spent years trying to identify the nation’s most notorious serial killer is that he never existed.
He was just dreamed up by a drunken journalist called Thomas Bulling who wrote a forged letter to Scotland Yard in 1888 pretending to be “Jack” so he could obtain a scoop.
But Trevor Marriott, a former murder squad detective with Bedfordshire police, has spent 11 years carrying out a detailed cold-case review of the killings, he has trawled Scotland Yard’s files and used modern-day police techniques backed up with state of the art forensic analysis.
“New facts have come to light, we’ve now disproved the claim that the killer removed organs from the victims at the scenes of the murders, the organs were removed later once they were in a mortuary.
“There just isn’t a Jack The Ripper as such.”
This sounds like an incredible claim. If Jack the Ripper was a hoax, it’s astounding that it hasn’t been surfaced until now, 125 years after the fact. Could it be another Jack the Ripper fan trying to gain some notoriety? There are tons of speculative writing about the crimes. Where is his evidence? Everyone has their own pet theory about JtR. Can we really know the truth after all this time? I doubt it. I don’t put much faith that this evidence is any more astounding than the last astounding evidence. Are they problems with the story? Yeah, of course there are. Has mythology crept in? Certainly. But people seem to be capitalizing on macabre speculation these days.
We’re not sure what to make of this story except BE SKEPTICAL.
The bottom line is that there is no widely accepted evidence suggesting an identity for Jack the Ripper. There are many hoaxed diaries, claims of royal conspiracies, Freemason plots, and all sorts of theories that are all either disproven or based on pure speculation.
When you hear anyone claim to have finally solved the case of Jack the Ripper, you have very good reason to be skeptical.