World: Who Was Jack the Ripper?

During three autumn months of 1888, five London prostitutes were murdered and all but one horribly disemboweled by perhaps the most famous uncaught murderer of all time, Jack the Ripper. According to an article published this week in The Criminologist, a British professional journal of police science, Jack may have gone uncaught, but his identity was known to Scotland Yard: "He was the heir to power and wealth. His grandmother, who outlived him, was very much the stern Victorian matriarch . . . His father, to whose title he was the heir, was...

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