5 September 1888
It was stated last night that the police conducting the inquiries with regard to the Whitechapel murder believe that they have a clue to the perpetrators of the crime, and that certain persons are being kept under surveillance. No arrest, however, is expected to be made until after the coroner's adjourned inquiry, unless the suspected persons attempt to leave the district. The body of the murdered woman, Mary Ann Nicholls, remains at the Whitechapel Mortuary. It has been placed in a coffin, and the funeral expenses will be defrayed by the relatives of the deceased. It is understood that the remains will be removed from the mortuary on Thursday.