8 August 1888
About ten minutes to five o'clock yesterday morning, John Reeves, who lives at 37 George yard buildings, Whitechapel, was coming downstairs to go to work, when he discovered the body of a woman lying in a pool of blood on the first floor landing. Reeves at once called Constable Barrett, 26 H, who was on his beat in the vicinity of George yard, and Dr. Keeling, of Brick lane, was communicated with and promptly arrived. He made an examination of the woman, and pronounced life extinct. giving it as his opinion that she had been murdered, there being knife wounds on her breast and abdomen. The body, which was that of a woman apparently between 35 and 40 years of age, about 5ft 3in in height, complexion and hair dark, wore a dark green skirt, a brown petticoat, a long black jacket, and a black bonnet. The woman is unknown to any of the occupants of the tenements on the landing on which the deceased was found, and no disturbance of any kind was heard during the night. The circumstances are therefore mysterious, the body has been removed to Whitechapel Mortuary, and Inspector Elliston, of the Commercial street Police Station, has placed the case in the hands of Inspector Reid, of the Criminal Investigation Department.
Prince Albert Victor was prevented by indisposition from visiting Huddersfield yesterday, on the occasion of the Yorkshite Agricultural Show.