Resident of Crossingham's lodging house at 35 Dorset Street, Spitalfields. We currently know of only a single source that mentions Elizabeth Allen in connection with the Ripper murders. She allegedly gave a statement to the police (possibly to Inspector Reid) involving a suspect "living not far from Buck's Row." Her information apparently tallied with statements given by Mary Ann Connolly and Eliza Cooper. The 20 September 1888 edition of The Echo, the only source to mention Elizabeth Allen, offered the following extract:
Inspector Reid, Detective Sergeant Enright, Sergeant Goadby and other officers then worked on a slight clue given them by 'Pearly Poll.' It was not thought much of at the time; but what was gleaned from her and other statements given by Elizabeth Allen and Eliza Cooper of 35 Dorset Street, Spitalfields, certain of the authorities have had cause to suspect a man actually living not far from Buck's Row. At present, however, there is only suspicion against him.
We don't know what information Elizabeth's statement contained, but it seems likely that it involved the suspect known at that time only as "Leather Apron".Contemporary Sources
Echo - 20 September 1888
Jack the Ripper: The Uncensored Facts (Begg)