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 Jack the Ripper: A Suspect Guide 
This text is from the E-book Jack the Ripper: A Suspect Guide by Christopher J. Morley (2005). Click here to return to the table of contents. The text is unedited, and any errors or omissions rest with the author. Our thanks go out to Christopher J. Morley for his permission to publish his E-book.

Dr. Bones

In an article in the Daily Express 1 April 1985, under the headline, PUB SKELETON COULD BE JACK THE RIPPER, it was reported that, In the bricked up cellar of the Old Bull And Bush public house in North End Road, Hampstead, a skeleton has been found by a builder renovating the cellar. Remnants of clothing still attached to the remains suggest that the individual had been a toff. The article went on to say, Rusting surgical knives, found alongside the skeleton, suggest at his likely profession. It was believed that the man was hiding in the cellar when he was overcome by the lack of ventilation and was entombed when building work commenced to seal off the cellar. The skeleton was examined, and was said to have belonged to a right handed man, about thirty to thirty five years of age and five feet ten inches in height.

Any actual believability to this story probably rests with the date of the article, 1 April (April Fools Day).

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