Wednesday, 8 August 1888
Yesterday morning the body of a woman was found on the first-floor landing at 37, George Yard Buildings, Whitechapel, London. Medical aid was summoned, and it was then found that the woman had been brutally murdered, there being knife wounds on the breast, stomach and abdomen. She was about thirty-four to forty years of age, and unknown to the locality. No disturbance was heard, and there is the utmost mystery surrounding the woman's death.