The Eastern Post & City Chronicle
Saturday, 10 November 1888.
A WOMAN DECAPITATED.
This morning (Friday) a horrible discovery was made in Spitalfields. Upon a person entering a room in one of the lodging-houses in Dorset Street, situated near to Spitalfields Church, a woman was discovered with her head entirely cut off from her body, and lying by her side. Alarm was at once given, and the police appeared on the scene. An arrest has been made; and it is so far satisfactory to learn that this is not supposed to be another of the series of Whitechapel murders which have caused so much sensation in the past. It is reported that the cause of the dreadful crime was jealousy. First reports, however, are always more or less conflicting.