Aliases: Count Luiskovo.
First suspected: 1928, William LeQueux in Things I Know. Later Donald McCormick, Identity of Jack the Ripper.
Reasons for suspicion: Allegedly sent by the Russian Secret Police to discredit the London police. Later thrown into a criminal lunatic asylum.
Problems with candidacy: Dr. Pedachenko may never have existed. LeQueux was known to be a teller of tall-tales, and no corroborating evidence has ever been discovered.
|Message Boards: Dr. Pedachenko|
|Press Reports: Empire News - 23 October 1923|
|Press Reports: Lethbridge Herald - 25 March 1944|
|Ripper Media: From the City to Fleet Street|
|Ripper Media: Jack the Ripper: A Suspect Guide - Dr. Alexander Pedachen...|
|Ripper Media: Jack the Ripper: A Suspect Guide - Levitski|
|Ripper Media: Jack the Ripper: A Suspect Guide - Miss Winberg|
|Ripper Media: The Identity of Jack the Ripper|
|Suspects: Dr. Alexander Pedachenko|