1 September 1888
It Occurs in London--The Very Peculiar Circumstances that Attended It.
NEW YORK, Sept. 1.--The Time's London says a strangely horrible murder took place at White Chapel [sic] yesterday morning. The victim was a woman, who, at 3 o'clock, was knocked down by some man, unknown, and attacked with a knife. She attempted to get up, and ran a hundred yards, her cries for help being heard by several persons in the adjacent houses. No attention was paid to her cries, however, and when found at daybreak she was lying dead in another street, several hundred yards from the scene of the attack. Her head was nearly severed from her body, which was literally cut to pieces, one gash reaching from pelvis to the breast bone. This is the third murder of the kind which has been done lately. In the last one, two weeks ago, the victim was stabbed thirty nine times. In the case before, some months ago, the victim was stabbed with a stick, which was forced through the body. All three victims have been women of the lowest class. All three murders have taken place in the same district, at about the same hour, and have been characterized by the same inhuman and ghoulish brutality. The police have concluded that the same man did all three murders, and that the most dangerous kind of lunatic is at large. The excitement is intense over the matter.