Jack The Ripper

If, as is generally believed, Jack the ripper had only five victims then he wasn't a particularly prolific murderer compared to many who have come since, and the fact that his so-called reign of terror lasted a mere twelve or so weeks means that he wasn't at large for a particularly long period of time. Yet there is little doubt that he is the worlds most famous serial killer.

How Many Victims

It is generally believed that there were five victims of Jack the Ripper.
-Mary Nichols, murdered on 31st August 1888.
-Annie Chapman, murdered on 8th September 1888.
-Elizabeth Stride, murdered on 30th September 1888.
-Catherine Eddowes, also murdered on 30th September 1888.
-Mary Kelly, murdered on 9th November 1888.

Letter from Jack The Ripper

The "Saucy Jacky" postcard was postmarked 1 October 1888 and was received the same day by the Central News Agency. The handwriting was similar to the "Dear Boss" letter. It mentions that two victims were killed very close to one another: "double event this time", which was thought to refer to the murders of Stride and Eddowes.It has been argued that the letter was mailed before the murders were publicized, making it unlikely that a crank would have such knowledge of the crime, but it was postmarked more than 24 hours after the killings took place, long after details were known and being published by journalists and talked about by residents of the area.

Jack The Ripper Never Found

The police found DNA evidence from the crime scenes and they thought that they would identify him and find him but they never did.