Picture of Buck's Row Whitechapel in London's East End (now Durward St) - site of Jack the Ripper's first murder on 31 August 1888. Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols' body was discovered 3 metres back from the corner of the tall brick building.
Take a Ripper virtual tour from the first murder scene. Click on the map below to view all 5 murder scenes and other key locations in the hunt for the world's first recognised serial killer.
Jack the Ripper's London 1888
This link will take you to the key points in London where Jack the Ripper carried out his 5 murders
over 71 days from 31 August 1888 to 9 November 1888. You can use this map to make your own Jack the
Ripper walk around London or to trace the movements of the Whitechapel killer whose identity has
never been established.
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Conclusion: Francis Tumblety was a serious Jack the Ripper suspect in the eyes of Scotland Yard at the apex of the JTR investigation. ...
As a PhD criminology student, Stephen Griffiths studied 19th-century murders with a special focus on Jack the Ripper. Now he's been arrested for murdering three prostitutes in Yorkshire, England—one of whom he killed with a crossbow.
The arrest came after an apartment building caretaker reviewed the security footage from the night before and saw this, according to the Telegraph:
In a corridor of the flats, a man chased and grabbed a young woman before knocking her unconscious. The attacker then disappeared from view, only to return moments later with a crossbow which he used to fire a bolt into her head.Police believe the video shows 40 year-old Stephen Griffiths killing 36 year-old Suzanne Blamires, one of his three victims. When they arrested him at his house, he led them to the dismembered bodies of the two others.
Judging from media accounts he certainly seems like someone who would be a serial killer. In addition to his obsession with historical murder—he told his neighbor he was getting "a Ph.D. in murder and Jack the Ripper"—he kept two giant monitor lizards in his apartment, where he lived alone.
A neighbor said he bred mice to feed the lizards and kept 100 of them in a trunk in his apartment, according to the Telegraph. On his MySpace he goes by "Ven Pariah" and says he "is the misanthrope who brought hate into heaven." And he apparently bought parts for his crossbow on Amazon.
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