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Old 24-09-19, 14:54
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What a sad and interesting tale.

I misread your post and thought the mother was the first dead person found.

Mary Ann must have been in a very bad way to do what she did. I can only imagine the guilt she felt, not only killing her children but failing to join them.
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Old 24-09-19, 16:11
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Cut throat razors or poison seem to be the two weapons of choice for our Victorian forebears.

As to Jack the Ripper's identity - I think he was so "ordinary" at the time that he would be quite obscure and unnoticed.

After the frenzy of the final murder of Mary Kelly, I am thinking perhaps he went completely insane and was incarcerated in an asylum. Who knows? I certainly don't hold with this "find a famous person around at the time and then manipulate the evidence to fit" school of thought.
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Old 24-09-19, 16:15
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Don't want to sound frivolous after this sad story but to return to the East End - I was

just reading that when American writer Jack London visited the capital around 1904 he

visted a Thomas Cook office asking for a guide to accompany him around the area.

They refused, saying he should contact the police instead. Oh dear.
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