Scotland Yard Won't Release Ripper Files The New American Using the strange excuse of compromising terror investigations, London's metro police refuse to release a list of informants in the unsolved case of Jack the Ripper. The Ripper murders occurred in 1888 in Whitechapel, a run-down section of London now ...
COMMENT: Scotland Yard owes the world an apology for its intransigence on this issue. It is appalling that after 123 years, it continues to resist the disclosure of these important historical files. Or, is there something more sinister? Is Scotland Yard holding back these files because they reveal who the true Monster of London's East End really was and this would be embarrassing to the Establishment in London. There can be no other valid excuse for Scotland Yard's unwillingness to expose these files to public scrutiny.
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.