Kentorrich was a resident of No. 38 Berner Street, a house which adjoined Dutfield's Yard on the south side. Although the murder of Elizabeth Stride occurred just yards from his home, he heard nothing until 3.00am, when the crowds of curious onlookers had become excessively loud.
Kentorrich was interviewed by the press and gave the following statement:
I went to bed early, and slept till about three o'clock, during which time I heard no unusual sound of any description. At three o'clock some people were talking loudly outside my door, so I went out to see what was the matter, and learned that a woman had been murdered. I did not stay out long though, and know nothing more about it. I do not think the yard bears a very good character at night, but I do not interfere with any of the people about here. I know that the gate is not kept fastened. (Daily News, 1 October 1888)
Some papers also included Kentorrich's remark that the International Workingman's Club was a "nasty place". (Irish Times, 1 October 1888).
Daily News (London) - 1 October 1888
Evening News (London) - 1 October 1888
Irish Times - 1 October 1888