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“You can state most emphatically that Scotland Yard is really no wiser on the subject than it was fifteen years ago. ”
Chief Inspector Frederick Abberline, Pall Mall Gazette, 1903
Theories
“We were almost lost in theories, there were so many of them”.
Chief Inspector Frederick Abberline, Cassell’s Saturday Journal, May 1892
More Suspects
“Some say it was Old Nick himself
Or else a Russian Jew,
Some say it was a “cannibal” from the
Isle of Kickaiboo.”
Contemporary rhyme
Suspects
“We are inundated with suggestions and names of suspects.”
Sir Charles Warren, Commissioner, Metropolitan Police
“When will they lern, Dear ol Boss?”THE NAME “JACK THE RIPPER” first appeared in a series of communications in September 1888, the “Boss” concerned being that of the Central News Agency, to whom they were addressed.

The first verifiably genuine letter to have used the “Ripper” signature was dated 25 September.
Detection: Disagreement and Despondency
“Who chased Cock Warren?”
“I”, said the Home Sparrow,
“With my views cramped and narrow,
I chased Cock Warren”.”
Punch, November 1888
Another murder of a character even more diabolical than that perpetrated in Buck’s Row, on Friday week, was discovered in the same neighbourhood, on Saturday morning.

At about six o’clock a woman was found lying in a back yard at the foot of a passage leading to a lodging-house in a Old Brown’s Lane, Spitalfields. The house is occupied by a Mrs. Richardson, who lets it out to lodgers, and the door which admits to this passage, at the foot of which lies the yard where the body was found, is always open for the convenience of lodgers. A lodger named Davis was going down to work at the time mentioned and found the woman lying in her back close to the flight of steps leading into the yard. Her throat was cut in a fearful manner.
Outrage in the Nation
“The ghoul-like creature who stalks through the streets of London… is simply drunk with blood, and he will have more.”
The Star newspaper, 8 September 1888
Fear in the Streets
“Three successful murders will have effect of whetting his appetite still further.”
East London Advertiser, 8 September 1888
The Murders Begin
“The man must have been a perfect savage to inflict such a number of wounds on a defenseless woman in such a way”.
Mr G. Collier, Coroner in the Tabram case