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:
General Suspect Discussion: Favorite suspect/s? - by Harry D 8 minutes ago.
Witnesses: Caroline Maxwell Alibi ? - by Joshua Rogan 12 minutes ago.
General Suspect Discussion: Favorite suspect/s? - by Joshua Rogan 20 minutes ago.
Witnesses: Caroline Maxwell Alibi ? - by packers stem 27 minutes ago.
Witnesses: Caroline Maxwell Alibi ? - by packers stem 39 minutes ago.
General Suspect Discussion: Favorite suspect/s? - by MrBarnett 1 hour and 9 minutes ago.

Most Popular Threads:
General Suspect Discussion: Favorite suspect/s? - (16 posts)
Witnesses: Caroline Maxwell Alibi ? - (11 posts)
Witnesses: What EXACTLY did Maurice Lewis say? - (5 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!

 Jack the Ripper: A Suspect Guide 
This text is from the E-book Jack the Ripper: A Suspect Guide by Christopher J. Morley (2005). Click here to return to the table of contents. The text is unedited, and any errors or omissions rest with the author. Our thanks go out to Christopher J. Morley for his permission to publish his E-book.

Thomas Murphy

On 13 November 1888 during a thorough police search of all the casual wards and other places of similar character, a man named Thomas Murphy came to the attention of the police when he was noticed behaving suspiciously at the Holborn casual ward. Constables were at once sent to the place and arrested a rough looking fellow, who gave the name of Thomas Murphy. He was taken to the police station at Frederick Street, King's Cross Road, where a search of his person revealed a formidable looking knife with a blade about ten inches long. Murphy was detained on suspicion and questioned. The police proceeded to make inquiries at Woolwich and other places where it was said he had been a sailor. He was released without charge as he was able to prove he was elsewhere at the time of the Whitechapel murders. Murphy was born in 1864 and was said to be of no fixed abode, he was a Sailor from Massachusetts, and was described as 5ft 8"tall, with a fair moustache and a fair complexion.







« Previous Suspect Next Suspect »


Related pages:
  Thomas Murphy
       Press Reports: Daily Telegraph - 14 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Evening News - 14 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Morning Advertiser - 14 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Star - 14 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 14 November 1888