2 September 1888
New York, September 1.
A London special to The Times says: A strangely horrible murder took place at Whitechapel yesterday morning. The victim was a woman, who at 2 o'clock was knocked down by some man unknown and attacked with a knife. She attempted to escape and ran a hundred yards, her cries for help being heard by several persons in adjacent houses. No attention was paid to her cries, however, and when found at daybreak she was lying 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 the pelvis to the breastbone. The strangest part of the affair is that this is the third murder of the kind which has been done lately. In the last case before it, 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 smae inhuman and gigantic brutality. The police concluded that the same man committed all three murders, and that the most dangerous kind of a lunatic is at large. The excitement is intense over the matter, and the women of Whitechapel are afraid to stir out of doors unprotected after dark.