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Brooklyn Daily Eagle
New York, USA
20 January 1889

A BOGUS "JACK THE RIPPER" LOCKED UP.

St. Louis, Mo., January 19.

James Thomas, alias William Brennan, who was arrested yesterday for writing threatening letters to fallen women, signing himself "Jack the Ripper", was today committed to the insane asylum. When arrested he frankly confessed that he had come to St. Louis for the purposes of killing women on Poplar street and Clark avenue, a notorious quarter of the city.