Jack the Ripper Letters Were Fake News, Linguistic Analysis Suggests

Following the brutal Whitechapel murders of 1888, London police and media outlets were deluged with letters claiming to have been written by Jack the Ripper. While discerning the authorship of these messages, a researcher from the University of Manchester has concluded that two of the earliest letters were written by the same person—a discovery which suggests unscrupulous journalists kickstarted the trend. Read More >>

DNA Naming Error Puts Jack the Ripper Forensic Discovery in Doubt

Finally convinced yourself that Polish immigrant barber Aaron Kosminski was absolutely, definitely, for the last time of asking, Jack The Ripper of Whitechapel because DNA evidence told you so? Well, this just in: he probably wasn't. Read More >>

Has Forensic Science Finally Unmasked Jack the Ripper?

Jack the Ripper, the scourge of Whitechapel and possibly the world's most famous cold case, has reportedly been solved by a businessman and a forensic analyst, according to The Daily Mail (yeah, yeah we know). Read More >>

Is This Jack The Ripper’s Knife?

This six-inch black blade belonged to the man on the left. His name is Sir John Williams—the surgeon of Queen Victoria and one of the main suspects in the eleven Whitechapel murders. This may be Jack the Ripper's weapon. Read More >>