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Pall Mall Gazette
28 November 1888

ANOTHER THEORY OF THE EAST END MURDERS
EXTRAORDINARY STORY

The Russian paper Novosti make a startling revelation. According to this Muscovite contemporary the "Whitechapel murderer" is a Russian. The Novosti gives the following particulars:- "He was born at Tiraspol in South Russia in 1847, and graduated at the Odessa University. After 1870 be became a fanatical Anarchist, and emigrated to Paris, where he went out of his mind. His monomania was that fallen women could only be redeemed and go to heaven if they were murdered. This led him to perpetrate a number of murders in Paris. The Paris police arrested him, but on discovering that he was a lunatic they shut him up in an asylum. That was sixteen years ago. He was kept there until a short time prior to the first murder in Whitechapel, when he was released as cured. He went to London, and there lodged with different compatriot refugees until the first woman was assassinated in Whitechapel, since which time his friends have not seen him."


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       Press Reports: East London Observer - 1 December 1888 
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       Press Reports: Manchester Guardian - 15 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Montreal Daily Star - 14 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Morning Advertiser - 15 November 1888 
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       Press Reports: Ottawa Citizen - 16 November 1888 
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