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Fort Wayne Weekly Gazette
Indiana, USA
4 October 1895


Insanity Expert Says He is in a Country Asylum in England

Dr. Forbes Winslow, a well known insanity expert specialist of London, is in New York. He says Jack the Ripper is incarcerated in a country lunatic asylum in England. The story told by Dr. Winslow follows:

"Jack the Ripper was a medical student of good family. He was a young man of slight build with light hair and blue eyes. He studied very hard and his mind, being naturally weak, gave way. He became a religious enthusiast and attended early service every morning in St. Paul's. His religious fervor reulted in homicidal mania toward the women of the street and impelled him to murder them. He lodged with a man whom I know, and suspicion was first directed toward him by reason of the fact that he returned to his lodgings at unreasonable hours; that he had innumerable coats and hats stained with blood. I have in my possession now a pair of Canadoan moccasins stained with blood that the Ripper wore while on one of his murderous expeditions, but at that time they refused to co-operate with me.

Subsequently the young man was placed in confinement and removed to an asylum, where he is today. Since his incarceration there has been no repetition of the horrible murders that he perpetrated. These facts are all known to the English authorities, and it is conceded that the man now in the asylum is Jack the Ripper. It was deemed desirable, however, to hish the matter up. The details were too horrible to be made the subject of a public trial, and there was no doubt of the man's hopeless insanity."

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