Jack the Ripper, Identified After 126 Years

Yep, you read that right. According to this very extensive article from The Daily Mail, an amateur sleuth, an expert in DNA and genetics, and 7 years of exhaustive work have cracked the case that has baffled detectives and historians for over a century. If you’re a die-hard CSI junkie, you HAVE to read this article. But for those who want the short version (but how can you call yourselves horror fans, and not read the article about Jack the Ripper?!?!?!), here it is…

You might have watched the movie ‘From Hell’ with Johnny Depp:

And maybe you’ve pictured this whenever you thought of the Ripper:

Or this:

Or dear lord, this:

But according to recent claims, this is the madman who brutally murdered women in the 1800s:

Aaron Kosminski, a hairdresser, who was apparently among the top three suspects in the brutal murders. He was thought to have suffered paranoid schizophrenia, and likely had auditory delusions. According to police records, witnesses identified Kosminski as the killer, but there wasn’t enough evidence to convict him. Police instead, kept him under 24 hour surveillance until he was admitted to a mental institution where he stayed until he died.

Cold case solved? There are doubters voicing their opinions on the science used and the evidence provided. But it seems this is the closest we’ve come to an answer in 126 years. What do you think? Have they found the real identity of Jack the Ripper?

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  • Patricia Lynne (@plynne_writes)
    September 11, 2014

    I was all over this when it broke because I love reading about serial killers. Personally, I’m not ready to close the case. All this proves is that Kosminski had contact with a Ripper victim. I don’t think we will ever know 100% if he was or not. This just adds to the case that he was. Which I think is exciting and I can’t wait to see what others think.

    • T.A. Brock
      Patricia Lynne (@plynne_writes)
      September 11, 2014

      Yes! I’m anxious to hear more. And I think we will, over the next few months. 🙂

  • Kathy Palm
    September 11, 2014

    Sooo… is it safe to go out in the dark? Maybe…

    • T.A. Brock
      Kathy Palm
      September 11, 2014

      Never. It’s never safe. Muah-ha-ha-haaaa.

  • Kissed by Ink
    September 11, 2014

    Oh! This story is so interesting! Very sneaky of the officials to keep his identity hush hush!

  • Rick Mynatt
    November 27, 2016

    I don’t believe that this man is Jack The Ripper because if you do extensive research you’ll find that shortly after his disappearance in White Chapel there were a few of the same type of murders in small cities here in the U.S. and not in the time frame that they could have been copycat killers because there were also certain things kept out of the papers that the killer didn’t know, yet the killer that was here in the U.S. would have had to have knowledge of.

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