Jack The Ripper Evidence

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Jack the Ripper In every online resource and library book I could find on Jack the Ripper (JTR), there was no description of how the evidence from the victims or the crime scene was actually collected. I think this is due in part that up to this time period there really was no preserving the crime scene or evidence like we have today. Using fingerprints and blood evidence came a few years later. The primary evidence gathering that was conducted for these murders were autopsies, taking statements from witnesses and surveying the crime scene for any weapons or obvious clues. There was other evidence collection done at the scene but was limited and I will mention it later on. JTR is “officially” linked to five murders over a four month time frame. There are others that occurred prior to his first and after his last that many believe he could have committed but I will focus on these five. They are Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes, and Mary Jane Kelly. Mary Ann Nichols was murdered on Aug. 31, 1888. An autopsy was performed by Dr. Llewellyn. He concluded that five of her teeth we missing, there were multiple bruises on your jaw line and check bone area, an eight inch incision severed the large vessels in her neck, and deep incisions running…show more content…
30, 1888. They are usually referred to as “The Double Event” (Evans & Skinner, 2000. pg 178). Evidence was gathered and examined the same as the previous two. With Stride, multiple witnesses describe two men and a witness for Eddowes describes very similar resemblances to the same. The crime scene for Eddowes reveals a piece of apron that has blood and possible fecal matter on it. This was the first case were there was a reward offered for “the discovery and conviction of the murderer or murderers of the woman who was found butchered in Mitre-square” (Evans & Skinner, 2000. pg

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