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Port Philip Herald
Australia

2 October 1889

THE HORRIBLE MURDERS

WHITECHAPEL

A GREAT SENSATION

A CLUE TO THE MURDERER DISCOVERED

SAID TO BE A LONDON MEDICAL MAN

HIS ARREST HOURLY EXPECTED

By Cable from Our Special Correspondent

London, 1st October 1.45 p.m.

A tremendous sensation has been created in London by the publication of a statement to the effect that the police have at last succeeded in obtaining a definite clue to the identity of the miscreant who perpetrated the series of horrible murders in Whitechapel and its vicinity.

The statement is to the effect that the Scotland Yard officers are in possession of conclusive evidence that the murderer is no other than a medical man resident in London, and that he committed the murders for the purpose of obtaining morbid specimens.

The arrest of the person referred to if hourly expected, but pending his apprehension the authorities maintain extreme vigilance but a hint accidentally dropped led to the discovery of what is going on, and the publication of the information in the papers this afternoon.

As stated, the affair has caused widespread and intense excitement, and there is great curiosity to know the name of the doctor suspected.