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    Omaha World Herald
    February 27, 1949
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    Origins

    Hi How,

    Here's an original report of that story -

    Western Mail (Perth), Thursday 27 January 1949

    "Jack the Ripper" Murders
    SCOTLAND YARD has received two letters written by a man who claims he is "Jack theRipper." Six women were slashed to death in Whitechapel, London, in 1888 by a man who left notes for the police signed "Jack the Ripper." The letters which Scotland Yard received the other day are written in a shaky hand consistent with the writer's claim that he is 84. One letter says: "Whenever I. read about myself I have a good laugh." The letter ends: "What chance have you of catching me now?" The second letter boasting of the crimes, says: "I done another two, years after - one in 1912 and one in 1916." The letters were posted at Notting Hill, London, to the manager of the Torch Theatre, London, which is now producing a play based on the "Ripper" crimes. The letters bear no address.
    Madame Tussaud's Chamber of Horrors has facsimiles of the notes left by the murderer. A reporter who compared the letters with the notes says the handwriting is similar, except that the notes are in the firm strong hand of a young man.
    Dave
    "From Hull, Hell and Halifax, Good Lord deliver us."

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      http://www.casebook.org/press_report.../19481230.html

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        Thanks a lot, Dave and Bob.
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