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Freeborn County Standard
Minnesota, U.S.A.
21 February 1889

IS IT JACK THE RIPPER?
The Husband and Murderer of Another Victim Confesses His Crime

London, Feb. 12.
It looks now as if the perpetrator of the Whitechapel murders had been caught. The mutilated body of a woman was found concealed in a wooden chest by the police at Dundee Monday. A post mortem examination showed that the woman had first been strangled and that her body had then been mutilated, the abdomen being ripped open and the legs and arms twisted and broken. The victim's husband, W.H. Bury, a resident of Whitechapel, London, was arrested on suspicion and confessed the crime. Bury says that he left Whitechapel three weeks ago. He refuses to say why he left there, and acknowledges that he had no business requiring his attention in Dundee. He says that he and his wife drank heavily last Sunday before retiring and that he does not know how he got to bed. Upon awakening, he says he found his wife lying upon the floor with a rope around her neck. Actuated by a sudden mad impulse, he which he can not account, he seized a knife and slashed the body. Upon reason returning he became alarmed and hastily crushed the body into the chest in which it was found, thinking to flee and make his escape. He found, however, that he could not leave his wife's remains and he finally resolved to inform the police. The theory of the police officials is that Bury's wife knew of facts connecting him with the East End atrocities, and that she took him to Dundee in the hope of preventing a recurrence of the crimes.


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