New York, U.S.A.
27 September 1892
A MANY TIMES MURDERER TAKES HIS OWN LIFE
London, Sept. 30.
A despatch to the Standard from Vienna states that a man named Szemardy, who, while under arrest in Pressburg, committed suicide in his prison cell, was, it has been learned, the perpetrator of a series of murders and robberies in that city. The crimes were committed in daylight, the victims including a jeweller named Shutz, who was murdered in February last, an inn- keeper named Funfhaus, the porter of the Episcopal palace at Stephansplatz, and a watchmaker's assistant who was murdered last week. The murderer was a lunatic. He also committed several murders in Buenos Ayres. The police of Pesth, Hungary, believe that the alleged lunatic was the wretch known as Jack the Ripper in London. They claim to have evidence that he was in London at the time that each and every murder attributed to Jack the Ripper was committed.
The lunatic at Pressburg, however, does not appear to have chosen fallen women for his victims, and he robbed people as well as murdered them. The case is exciting much interest in Hungary, and the London police have been communicated with.