Archive for February 13, 2008

Those that were killed:

Posted in Victims on February 13, 2008 by gregsteible

First off i would like to apologize for the fact that this post is a week and change late, apparently i coppied down the wrong tuesday on my calendar… go figure. And secondly id like to get down to business (assuming that we are to discribe all five victims)

Mary Ann Nichols

Life: She was born in 1845. She was married to a printer’s machinist with whom she had 5 children. She became separated from William (the printer’s machinist) in 1881, and in 1884 William gained custody of the children. She then moved in with Drew, a blacksmith and then a year later that came to a close due to an argument. In June of 1886, she was present at her son’s funeral and saw William (the last time they had contact). In May of 1888 she found a job as a domestic servant but then got fired 2 months later for stealing. She then started living with another prostitute and then was evicted in August of 1888. She was killed 2 days later.

Death: On the 31st she was found dead with her throught slit significantly, yet no blood on her clothes or breasts. There were some other cuts on her lower torso. She was burried 6 days later.

Done by JTR?: probably, yes, or perhaps definately yes if this was the first victim, but at the same time i suppose it is still possible that none of the murders were done by the same person? but for the purpose of this i will say yes.

Annie Chapman

Life: Born in 1841, she was the son of a soldier who became a domestic servant. In 1869 she married John, a coachman. They had a few children and were separated in about 1885ish. In the following year, her allowance from her husband stopped comming, and she was living it seems on the streets of whitechapel. She died on September 8 of 1888.

Death: She was found dead in a back yard with a slit throat and several other cuts on the abdomen.

Done by JTR?: This one seems to be the most reasonable by the same person (in my mind mainly due to the close proximity in date of the first 2 murders)

Elizabeth Stride

is completely unimportant due to the fact that she was simply not (in my mind) a JTR victim. She simply does not fit the whole increasing gore pattern. She only had her throat slit. boring.
Catherine Eddows

Life: Born in 1842 (probably), really there is not much information about her early life, though her husband left her in 1880 due to alcohol issues.  She then moves in with John Kelley in 1881.  They would work in the hops fields collecting hops during the hops season, and the rest of the year she would sell herself as a prostitute.

Death:  Her throat was slit of course, plus some significantly brutal slashings all over her body.  Some disembowelment occurred.  The murder happened approximately an hour after the death of Liz stride.

Done by JTF?:  This murder seem likely to have been done by the same person as the first two murders.  It still is systematically done it seems and it just seems to fit in with the first two murders.

Mary Jane Kelly

Life: Mary was born in Ireland, probably.  Her early life is the least documented of the canonical five.  In aproximately 1879, she married Davies.  She later gets an invite to france from a client, but does not like it so comes back and moves to the east end.  She met a man in May of 1887 and the next day they desided to live together.  October 30th 1888, the man moved out due to the fact that another prostitute had begun living with them. She then died on November 9th.

Death: This is the most brutal by far of the murders.  Her throat was slit along with significant distruction of much of her flesh.  It is almost too brutal to be considered a JTR murder due to the sheer shredding of much of the flesh.  The organs were also taken out similarly to Catherine Eddowes only to a much higher intensity.

Done by JTR?: I would argue no simply due to the fact that it was done so brutaly.  It seems more likely to me to be a copy cat murder.  It seems as though the fellow that killed the first 3 (or 4 i guess) women would not have been this brutal.  It seems almost as though less thought was taken during this murder than the others.

And now a joke to lighten the mood…:

The first alien said, that girl just rolled her eyes at me.  The second alien said If you were a real gentleman you would pick them up and roll them back to her!