21 February 1891
London, Feb. 14.
A shock of hopeless horror has been given the city by the announcement of the murder of another woman in Whitechapel. When discovered the victim was still alive but insensible, and her heart soon ceased to beat. The policeman who found her says he had passed the spot fifteen minutes before on his regular beat and there was nothing there. The body was not mutilated, only the throat was cut. The woman was lying on her back, one arm by her side and the other doubled up, her hand clutching her hair, which was disheveled and dabbled with blood. A woman's crepe hat, not belonging to the victim, was found near. This leads to the theory that the murderer was a woman, or a man in woman's clothes. The police are inclined to believe that the murderer was "Jack the Ripper." The absence of mutilation is accounted for by the probability that he was frightened away by the appearance of strangers. The policeman who found the murdered woman must have reached the spot while the murderer was only a few yards away, for the victim's lips were still twitching nervously and her eyes were still rolling when the officer bent over her.