Jack the Ripper Mystery Solved: DNA Expert Revealed Identity of Notorious Serial Killer

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Finally! The identity of the Victorian serial killer Jack the Ripper may finally have been revealed by new evidence, Daily Star reports.

Check out the details on Nexter.org.

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Who was Jack the Ripper?

Jack the Ripper was a serial killer that acted out around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888.  His victims were mainly female prostitutes who lived and worked in the slums of the East End of London.

He was notorious for cutting the throat of the victims prior to terrifying mutilations.

For a long time, no one was able to find out who was the killer until now.

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Identity revealed by  

Until this very day, the identity of Jack the Ripper was a secret, but researchers at Liverpool John Moores University might have found the answer.

A piece of fabric covered in blood from one of the murder scenes was examined and several genetic tests were conducted.

It’s supposed that it belonged to Jack the Ripper, and now it’s revealed that it was Pole barber Aaron Kosminski, 23.

Source: PA

 

The experts published the result of tests in the Journal of Forensic Sciences.

They compared fragments of mitochondrial taken from the piece of fabric with Kosminski’s known living descendants .

They wrote: “We describe for the first time systematic, molecular level analysis of the only surviving physical evidence linked to the Jack the Ripper murders.

“Finding both matching profiles in the same piece of evidence enhances the statistical probability of its overall identification and reinforces the claim that the shawl is authentic.”

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Source: PA

Aaron Kosminski was the main suspect for the investigators of the series of murders in 1888 but there was not enough evidence.

He was later admitted to Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum in 1891. It’s believed that he had a paranoid fear of being fed by other people, a refusal to wash or bathe.

Well, the mystery is finally solved!


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