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.
A Man known by the name of Parnell, was arrested on suspicion of connection with the Whitechapel murders. He had long been a regular lodger at the Beehive Chambers, situated on the corner of Brick Lane and Prince Street. He was absent from his lodgings on the night of the double murder and had been very irregular in his attendence there since that time, this caused the deputy at the lodging house to become suspicious, and he took these suspicions to the police. At the Commercial Street police station the man told officers his correct name was actually Andrews, and that he was a book hawker. He explained that he slept at another lodging house on the nights in question. He gave police a satisfactory account of himself and the police believed him innocent. Andrews was described as boyish in appearance and about 22 years of age.