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The Ottawa Journal (Canada)
16 November 1888

THE WHITECHAPEL FIEND

An Escaped Lunatic at Large who Formerly Mutilated a Woman in the Whitechapel Way.

ELGIN, ILLS., November 16.--Seven or eight years ago George Hutchinson, an inmate of the asylum here, delighted to visit the hospitals and slaughter house, and made many peculiar toys from bones. He was an expert with the knife, he escaped from Elgin but was captured at Kankakee and placed in the asylum there. He escaped from that place and afterword murdered a disreputable woman in Chicago mutilating her body in a way similar to the Whitechapel cases. He was returned to Kankakee but afterwords escaped and has been at large for three or four years. It is thought he may be the Whitechapel fiend.


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