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.

Buck's Row Whitechapel

Jack the Ripper's London 1888

View Jack the Ripper Walk, Whitechapel, Greater London UK in a larger map

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.

Vandals destroy Jack the Ripper's reputed grave in Australia

Desecrated grave of Walter Thomas PORRIOTT
at Toowong Cemetery Brisbane Australia which
 many people believe is that of Jack the Ripper.
  Picture taken 29 August 2012.
Vandals have struck at Brisbane's historic Toowong Cemetery destroying a grave believed by many historians across the world to be the burial place of London's serial killer Jack the Ripper.
Sixty years ago today Walter Porriott of New Farm was buried at Toowong by his wife Bessie.
In 1997 his relatives went public across Australia with the sensational claim Porriott was Jack the Ripper who murdered five street prostitutes in London in 1888.
Jack the Ripper's first victim Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols was found murdered in the streets of Whitechapel in London's East End 124 years ago tonight on 31 July 1888.
No one was ever brought trial despite hundreds of suspects being identified by the police and the public.
Porriott was in London at the time of the murders and sailed for Australia on 9 November 1888 on the day of the last murder.
For the past century and a quarter, thousands of so-called Ripperologists around the world have tried to crack the case.
Theories have included suspects such as a member of the royal family, a doctor, a lawyer, an artist, a Polish Jew and another Australian suspect Frederick Deeming who was hanged in Melbourne in 1892 for murdering his wife.
On the eve of today's 60th anniversary of a Porriott's burial, his grave has been desecrated with the tombstone ripped from its base and smashed into the concrete surrounding the gravesite.
In 2008, a mystery image appeared on the cross above Porriott’s grave depicting a side-on view of a capped man with an arm raised above his head and a dagger in his hand.  This was featured on Australia television.  (See first link below.)
President of Australia's Whitechapel Society Paul Tully described the vandalism as a sickening and senseless attack.
Tully described the evidence against Porriott as the Whitechapel killer of London’s East End as "paper thin".
“He was an evil impostor, thief, conman, jailed killer and bigamist who had more than 20 wives during his lifetime.
"He was a loner in his wife Bessie's family with no name ever placed on his tombstone just the pitiful words: Bessie and her Husband.
"Maybe the family didn't really know who he was as he used dozens of aliases over the years."
Tully said Porriott's crimes and modus operandi were not those of a serial killer.
Tully, who is believed to have the largest private collection of Jack the Ripper books and memorabilia in Australia, is writing his own book on the world’s first recognised serial killer.
“I personally do not believe Walter Porriott was Jack the Ripper but this theory has never been completely refuted.”



Is Australia's Walter Porriott Jack the Ripper?   (This link includes the original TV video on Walter Porriott from 2008.)

Mystery image of Jack the Ripper appears in Australia -
(This link includes pic of Porriott’s gravesite in 2008 and the original Bulletin article of 30 December 1997 where the family exposed Porriott as Jack the Ripper.)

120 years of notoriety: Was Jack the Ripper a Londoner with 20 wives who fled to Australia?