Smithsonian | Speculation on Solving Jack the Ripper Case

After more than 120 years, the grisly, unsolved serial murders from the Whitechapel District still hold our attention. After copious publications, major motion pictures, and miles of speculation, it’s still up in the air whether we will ever be able to truly name the man behind the nefarious moniker.

Source: Leemage/Corbis via Smithsonian Magazine Online
Source: Leemage/Corbis via Smithsonian Magazine Online

To the folks who know me, my obsession with serial killers is nothing new. Jack the Ripper must be one of the most notorious, and–admittedly, it’s macabre to consider–probably one of the most envied of his ilk for simply getting away with it and remaining anonymous to this day.

Case Solved on Jack the Ripper? Not So Fast | Smart News | Smithsonian.

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