New York, USA
10 September 1889
Jack the Ripper Resumes His Bloody Work
One More Unfortunate Found Murdered and Mangled in the Whitechapel
District of London.
Jack the Ripper Resumes His Bloody Work One More Unfortunate Found Murdered and Mangled in the Whitechapel District of London.
London, September 10.
At 5:30 o'clock this morning a policeman found the body of an abandoned woman lying in a corner of a railway arch spanning Cable street, in Whitechapel. Examination of the body showed that the head and legs had been cut off and carried away, the abdomen ripped open, leaving the intestines lying upon the ground. The police authorities immediately placed a cordon of officers around the spot, but no arrests were made. A policeman passed the spot where the body was found every fifteen minutes throughout the night and saw nothing to arouse his suspicions.
Physicians who examined the body believe that the murder occupied nearly an hour and it is surmised that the murderer carried the head and legs away in a a bag. The murder is the most horrible of the whole Whitechapel series. The dissection of the body showed that the perpetrator possessed considerable surgical skill. The murdered woman was about thirty years of age and was evidently addicted to excessive use of spiritous liquors. Her clothing was shabby. As yet she has not been identified. The murder has created tremendous excitement and a large crowd of agitated humanity surrounds the morgue, whither the body was taken.
Further examination reveals the fact that there was no blood on the ground where the body was found, nor was there any indication of a struggle. This confirms the general belief that the woman was murdered in a house and her body taken to the spot where it was discovered. The trunk was nude and a torn and bloody chemise was lying near it. Experts are of the opinion that the woman was killed two days ago.
Three sailors were, subsequent to the discovery of the body, found sleeping in the adjoining arch. They were arrested, but convinced the police that they had neither seen nor heard anything of the murder or the body lying near them and were discharged.