She reinforces her claim that the artist was the killer and a conspiracy was afoot.
Best-selling crime author Patricia Cornwell believes she has uncovered new evidence about the identity of London’s most famous serial killer, Jack the Ripper.
She is ready to publish 11 years of new research which she believes points the finger at artist Walter Sickert.
Cornwell, 47, also believes she has uncovered new links between her chief suspect and the royal family, seemingly backing up a “royal conspiracy” that has been suggested by many investigators of the case for decades.
Cornwell has always believed it was Sickert. This was the premise of her previous book, Portrait of a Killer—Jack the Ripper: Case Closed. Now, she says, she believes it more than ever based on watermarks on the paper. She had denied allegations that this self-funded search for the killer, Jack, borders on obsession. If she is stuck on the idea of Sickert, this may have limited her ability to see other evidence objectively.
The Ripper case has been hacked to death – excuse the phrasing – and we will probably never know the real killer. It’s been an awful long time to pull new evidence in for this case and to know what is reliable and what is not.