One of the most plausible Jack the Ripper suspects to have emerged in recent years is Dr Francis Tumblety. There were many suspicious circumstances surrounding this individual which caused him to come to the attention of the Metropolitan police during the Ripper manhunt. Tumblety was born about By , he was apprenticed to a doctor in Rochester, New York. He earned extra money by hawking pornographic books to workers on the nearby canal.
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You've made some very valid points about Tumblety. Kudos for also pointing out that the evidence, as with Ms. I've read both Ms. Robinson's tomes thoroughly and, I find Robinson's to be the most convincing. Either way, both books are a Bloody Good Read. Can there be any serial killer more well known than Jack the Ripper? Is there any doubt that the fascination the world has with Jack the Ripper boils down to two things — the gruesome details of the murders, and the mysterious identity of the Ripper himself.
Jack the Ripper: Accused hairdresser Aaron Kosminski only the latest in a long line of suspects
According to one hypothesis, proposed by a retired English detective, Jack the Ripper was a German sailor named Carl Feigenbaum who was executed for murdering a New York woman in The detective, Trevor Marriott, a former member of the Bedfordshire homicide squad, points to the fact that two merchant docks were in operation near Whitechapel—and that the men who passed through them were known to frequent local brothels. The Ripper is believed to have targeted prostitutes. Archival research revealed that Feigenbaum, who went by a string of aliases, had been a merchant seaman for the Norddeutsche Line, which owned ships that had been docked near Whitechapel on every date of the five Ripper murders.
A British author claims to have new evidence on the identity of Jack the Ripper - but his suspect is only one of a slew of names linked to the grisly killings which terrorised late 19th century London. DNA evidence from a blood-soaked shawl identifies year-old hairdresser Aaron Kosminski as the notorious murderer, according to author Russell Edwards. The shawl was taken by a policeman at the scene of the murder of the Ripper's fourth victim, Catherine Eddowes, in September