Introduction
Victims
Suspects
Witnesses
Ripper Letters
Police Officials
Official Documents
Press Reports
Victorian London
Message Boards
Ripper Media
Authors
Dissertations
Timelines
Games & Diversions
Photo Archive
Ripper Wiki
Casebook Examiner
Ripper Podcast
About the Casebook

 Search:


Most Recent Posts:
Hutchinson, George: Possible reason for Hutch coming forward - by Robert St Devil 43 minutes ago.
Maybrick, James: Acquiring A Victorian Diary - by Graham 1 hour and 23 minutes ago.
Hutchinson, George: Possible reason for Hutch coming forward - by Wickerman 2 hours ago.
Hutchinson, George: Possible reason for Hutch coming forward - by Wickerman 2 hours ago.
Hutchinson, George: Possible reason for Hutch coming forward - by Wickerman 2 hours ago.
Hutchinson, George: Possible reason for Hutch coming forward - by Michael W Richards 2 hours ago.

Most Popular Threads:
Hutchinson, George: Possible reason for Hutch coming forward - (19 posts)
Maybrick, James: Acquiring A Victorian Diary - (4 posts)
Shades of Whitechapel: Centenaries - whole and half - (1 posts)
Doctors and Coroners: Baxter's influence on Ripper lore - (1 posts)

Wiki Updates:
Robert Sagar
Edit: Chris
May 9, 2015, 12:32 am
Online newspaper archives
Edit: Chris
Nov 26, 2014, 10:25 am
Joseph Lawende
Edit: Chris
Mar 9, 2014, 10:12 am
Miscellaneous research resources
Edit: Chris
Feb 13, 2014, 9:28 am
Charles Cross
Edit: John Bennett
Sep 4, 2013, 8:20 pm

Most Recent Blogs:
Mike Covell: A DECADE IN THE MAKING.
February 19, 2016, 11:12 am.
Chris George: RipperCon in Baltimore, April 8-10, 2016
February 10, 2016, 2:55 pm.
Mike Covell: Hull Prison Visit
October 10, 2015, 8:04 am.
Mike Covell: NEW ADVENTURES IN RESEARCH
August 9, 2015, 3:10 am.
Mike Covell: UPDDATES FOR THE PAST 11 MONTHS
November 14, 2014, 10:02 am.
Mike Covell: Mike’s Book Releases
March 17, 2014, 3:18 am.
   More Ripper Blogs »

Unmasking Jack the Ripper
"Perhaps the best Jack the Ripper documentary produced in recent years." North American and European DVD formats both available.
Buy now!

Herald Despatch
Decatur, Illinois, U.S.A.
2 May 1891

JACK THE RIPPER
The Murderer of Carrie Brown in New York City

New York, April 30.

Inspector Byrnes has as last fastened the crime for the murder of Carrie Brown. The murderer is Frenchy No 1, who was arrested on Friday night, less than twenty four hours after committing the crime, and who has been under lock and key ever since. On the night of the murder Frenchy No 1 occupied room 33 in the East River hotel with a woman by the name of Mary Ann Lopez. This room was across the hall from that occupied by the Brown woman and her unknown companion. From information in the possession of the police it appears that the murdered woman's companion left her some time before 1 o'clock on Friday morning. George Francois (Frenchy No 1) had been at one time a lover of the old woman, but for some time become insanely jealous of her. He heard her leave the room, and shortly afterwards he got up, leaving his room mate, Mary Ann Lopez, asleep, and crossing the hall deliberately strangled and then disembowelled his victim.

This is the story of the police, and it is substantiated by the following facts: When Frenchy No 1 had completed his murderous work, he recrossed the hall and entered room number 33. In the room he left the evidence of his guilt. When the police made their investigation traces of blood were to be found on every side. The only chair which the room contained was covered with blood, smeared on the clothes of the murderer, he having sat down upon it when he entered the room. The bed clothes were found to be covered with blood, the murderer some time during the night having thrown himself upon the bed. His stockings (he having removed his shoes to do the bloody work) were soaked with blood and his clothing was also covered with blood. On the walls and ceiling of the little room many small spots of blood were found, the man having evidently entered the room with his hands reeking with blood and snapped his fingers to get rid of it. Scrapings from under the man's nails are said by chemists to contain blood.


Related pages:
  Carrie Brown
       Dissertations: A Tale of Two Frenchys 
       Dissertations: An Investigation into the Carrie Brown Murder 
       Dissertations: The Carrie Brown Murder Case: New Revelations 
       Dissertations: The New York Affair, Part II 
       Dissertations: The Ripper in America 
       Message Boards: Carrie Brown 
       Press Reports: Arizona Republican - 1 May 1891 
       Press Reports: Arizona Republican - 25 April 1891 
       Press Reports: Arizona Republican - 26 April 1891 
       Press Reports: Atlanta Constitution - 27 April 1891 
       Press Reports: Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 16 April 1891 
       Press Reports: Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 20 April 1891 
       Press Reports: Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 24 April 1891 
       Press Reports: Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 25 April 1891 
       Press Reports: Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 26 April 1891 
       Press Reports: Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 27 April 1891 
       Press Reports: Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 28 April 1891 
       Press Reports: Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 30 April 1891 
       Press Reports: Chilicothe Constitution - 27 April 1891 
       Press Reports: Daily Northwestern - 10 July 1891 
       Press Reports: Daily Northwestern - 27 April 1891 
       Press Reports: Daily Northwestern - 29 April 1891 
       Press Reports: Daily Northwestern - 30 April 1891 
       Press Reports: Daily Northwestern - 6 July 1891 
       Press Reports: Decatur Daily Republican - 1 May 1891 
       Press Reports: Decatur Daily Republican - 14 May 1891 
       Press Reports: Decatur Daily Republican - 15 May 1891 
       Press Reports: Decatur Daily Republican - 2 July 1891 
       Press Reports: Decatur Daily Republican - 25 April 1891 
       Press Reports: Indiana County Gazette - 29 April 1891 
       Press Reports: Manitoba Daily Free Press - 27 April 1891 
       Press Reports: Manitoba Daily Free Press - 4 May 1891 
       Press Reports: Middletown Daily Times - 13 May 1891 
       Press Reports: Middletown Daily Times - 30 April 1891 
       Press Reports: Ogden Standard - 1 May 1891 
       Press Reports: Ogden Standard - 26 April 1891 
       Press Reports: Ogden Standard - 3 July 1891 
       Press Reports: Olean Democrat - 30 April 1891 
       Press Reports: Qu'Appelle Vidette - 28 May 1891 
       Press Reports: Qu'Appelle Vidette - 7 May 1891 
       Press Reports: Reno Evening Gazette - 24 April 1891 
       Press Reports: Stevens Point Daily Journal - 2 May 1891 
       Press Reports: Trenton Times - 15 May 1891 
       Press Reports: Trenton Times - 2 May 1891 
       Press Reports: Trenton Times - 27 April 1891 
       Press Reports: Weekly Gazette and Stockman - 30 April 1891 
       Victims: Carrie Brown