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.

Could Jack the Ripper have been a Woman?

Not Lizzie Borden, though
 she would be a cool
 suspect too.

In 1888, someone killed five prostitutes in London's Whitechapel district and came to be called "Jack The Ripper".

Since then, everyone from Sherlock Holmes to officers on "Star Trek" have weighed in on who the killer might be. 

The suspects are a Who's Who of people from the period because, apparently, it could just not have been some crazy, unknown sociopath, it had to be a member of Parliament or a famous writer.

John Morris has a new suspect - Lizzie Williams, the wife of the physician Sir John Williams (also a suspect), who he says killed the prostitutes out of anger over being infertile - a positively Freudian idea (Freud was also a fictional suspect). 

Despair over her condition is also what drove her to remove the wombs of three of her victims.