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Mercy Hall died a very sad and horrible death. See The Ballad of Jacob Peck. Frances Coles died. She is thought by some to be a victim of Saucy Jack. Isabella Griffiths was killed by a very disturbed young man. Reeva Steenkamp was shot four times.

Larry King was killed because he seemed gay. This was the day the North Side Gang was wiped out in a hail of bullets. It put Al Capone totally in charge of Chicago's organized crime, but the case is unsolved to this day. See The St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Both Yang Xinhai and Andrei Chikatilo, two extremely notorious Eastern serial killers, were executed on this day.

This is the approximate day Cynthia Boyd died. This is the exact day Christie Proctor was killed. On a much happier note, this is the day Ted Bundy was caught for the last time. Bridie O'Hara was found dead, having been subjected to great violence. See Jack Of Jumps. Billy Kindred died at the hands of John Wayne Gacy.

See Fatal Vision. John Myers died. In a case that rocked the city where I lived, Valerie Chalk, Juanita Hardy, and a third woman who's never been identified were found dead in an abandoned motel in Highland Park, Michigan. Nancy Ludwig died, pretty much out of nowhere. Vera Ball vanished from human ken. Curtis Straughter died horribly. See The Shrine of Jeffrey Dahmer. On the same day a couple of years later, his killer was sentenced to years in the slam. Frank Spisak was finally executed, after 28 years on Death Row -- an Ohio record.

Bernard, Paulette, Richard and Diane Brom died at the hands of an axe murderer. Billy Jack Gaither was found on a pile of burning tires. Jennifer Odom got off her school bus and started walking the yards to her front door. She never made it. Selina Shen died quite a hideous death. See Malcolm X.

Marta Ryabenko died. Rather horribly. Johnny Jenkins was found dead, a victim of Nathaniel Code. It's also the day Simmie Williams was murdered for similar reasons, in a very different way. See the same book as above. Catherine Monvoisin was executed. Cynthia Johnson was killed by Chester Turner.

Eigil Vesti died quite an unfortunate death. See Bag Of Toys. Vicki Lynn Pittman died. Doubtless, the sensational news travelled quickly that a second woman had been found murdered that night by a patrolling policeman in Mitre Square. The significance of the location for Dr Phillips was that it was in the City of London and therefore put the investigation in the hands of the City Police.

The other two sides contained houses, most of which in the autumn of were not occupied.

He trudged through the square at 1. When he returned at about 1. They blew several loud blasts on their whistles in traditional fashion and reinforcements quickly arrived. Gordon Brown, the police ' surgeon. Her throat had been savagely cut and the clothing p. Her pockets contained a few commonplace items, y probably all that she owned in the world.

There was little they could do, other than note the gross injuries, until a full post-mortem was carried out. The two doctors stayed with the body until the ambulance came and they supervised the transportation of the remains to the mortuary. Catherine Eddowes, for that was her real name, had been found drunk and incapable in Aldgate at 8. The murder in Mitre Square, more than any of the other killings, provided the police with clues. Following the discovery of the body, the police searched the immediate area and then broadened out the pattern.

The material was bloodstained and it appeared as if it had been used to wipe a knife clean. The missing piece, presumed to have been discarded by the fleeing killer, was now in the hands of PC Long. On further investigation of the immediate surroundings, the policeman found what was to prove a controversial piece of evidence. On the black dado 56 of the staircase wall in the model dwellings was a chalked message. Written in a rounded schoolboy hand in inch- high lettering in five lines were the words: The Juwes are The men That Will not be Blamed for nothing PC Long reported his discoveries at Leman Street Police Station, handing over the bloodstained piece of apron which he claimed had not been in the street when he passed through at 2.

Detectives were sent to Goulston Street and a detailed search was mounted. Nothing further came to light and the message on the wall remained the focus of attention. Arnold who inclined to the view that the message should be 57 erased as it might inflame prejudice against the local Jewish population. Arnold was not, however, prepared to give the order to remove the words until directed by higher authority. The City Police tried to talk him out of his decision but he was adamant. He would not even defer the erasure for an hour until there was sufficient light to take a photograph, nor would he allow only the single most offending word to be erased.

According to Major Smith, once the words had been copied down, Warren himself rubbed out the message. He justified this action to the Home Office by saying he feared that if he had waited any longer, with street traders about to set up their stalls, a riot would ensue. He had some difficulty persuading Inspector MacWilliam of the correctness of his action and the City Police CID chief told him bluntly that he had made a bad mistake. One further discovery was made before tired officers of both the City and Metropolitan forces were able to stand down.

Detectives searching Dorset Street found blood in a public sink which stood in a recess where the murderer had, in all probability, washed his hands. Traces of the bloodstained water were still present in the sink when Major Smith was called to the scene. Finally, still heading north, he stopped to wash his hands in Dorset Street and from there the trail ran cold. This would have been the 58 logical escape route, progressively distancing the murderer from the scene of the second murder. On Monday 1 October, Mr Wynne Baxter, fresh from the criticism he had suffered from the legal fraternity over his disclosures in the Chapman case, opened the inquest on the Berner Street victim.

After the jury had been sworn, they went with the coroner to view the body in the mortuary. He was supposed to have drowned, together with two of their nine children, when the Princess Alice sank in the Thames in with great loss of life. She had walked out on him a few days before she was murdered and Kidney did not see her again until she was in her coffin. Dr Blackwell, the first doctor to arrive at the murder scene, stated that except for the extremities, the body was still warm when he examined it.

The right hand, smeared with blood on the palm and back, lay on the chest; the left hand, partially closed, gripped a packet of cachous and lay on the ground. The cut began on the left side, two and a half inches below the angle of the jaw and almost in direct line with it. The vessels on the left side had nearly been severed and the windpipe had been cut through. The cut terminated on the opposite side of the neck about one and a half inches below the angle of the right jaw but without severing the vessels on that side.

The doctor thought the murderer might have dragged his victim backwards by the -scarf, the knot of which had been tightly pulled to the left side. Thomas Coram discovered it in the doorway of a laundry shop. The knife was nine to ten inches long with a bloodstained handkerchief wrapped round the handle. The blade was rounded at the end and its edge had been blunted as though turned up by continuous rubbing on a stone. Evidence was given by William Marshall who lived at 64 Berner Street to 'the effect that he had seen Elizabeth Stride on the evening she was murdered talking to a man on the pavement at about He described him as middle-aged and of rather stout build.

He was about 60 five feet six inches tall and wore a black cut-away coat and dark trousers with a round, peaked cap on his head; he had the appearance of a clerk. Police Constable William Smith saw a couple at At Gordon Brown arrived on Sunday afternoon to carry out the post-mortem examination. The corpse was washed and carefully examined.

A bruise the size of a sixpence was observed on the back of the left hand and there were a few older bruises on the right shin. The hands and arms were tanned from exposure to the sun, but there were no bruises elsewhere on the body, which tended to support the view that, like Stride, she too had been murdered where she lay and had not struggled. The face was mutilated with several cuts. Both eyelids were nicked and the skin below the left eye had been cut through. There was a clean cut over the bridge of the nose, extending from the left border of the nasal bone down to the angle of the jaw on the right side across the chin.

This cut went into the nasal bone and divided all the tissues of the cheek, with the exception of the mucous membrane of the mouth. The tip of the nose was quite detached by an oblique cut from the bottom of the nasal bone, and a further cut divided the upper lip and extended through the gums. About half an inch from the tip of the nose was another cut and there was also one in the angle of the mouth. The upper lip had been divided for a distance of about one and a half inches and slashes on each cheek had left triangular flaps of skin. Both the left carotid artery and jugular vein were opened, death being caused by haemorrhage from the cut artery.

The other injuries were inflicted after death. Dr Brown recorded: The front walls of the abdomen were laid open from the sternum to the pubes, and the incision went upward. It was a rip. The cut commenced opposite the ensiform cartilage and ran up without penetrating the skin that was over the sternum or breast bone. The knife must have been held so that the point was towards the left side and the handle to the right. Behind this the liver was stabbed, as if by the point of the knife. Below was another incision into the liver in.

The cuts were shown by the jagging of the skin, as if the knife had been withdrawn and stabbed in again. The incision then took an oblique course to the right. It divided the lower part of the abdomen and went down to V 2 in. There was little or no bleeding from the abdominal wounds, showing that they were inflicted after death. The cuts were probably made by one kneeling between the middle of the body. When the doctors came to examine the contents of the abdomen they discovered what they had perhaps feared 63 from the start - that there were organs missing from the body.

Again Dr Brown gave his account: The left kidney was completely cut out and taken away.

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The renal artery was cut through 3 A in. This must have been done by someone who knew the position of the kidney and how to take it out. The rest of the womb was absent - taken completely away from the body, together with some of the ligaments. The City coroner, Mr S. Langham, presided over a crowded court which included several senior figures. One of the first witnesses was Eliza Gold, sister of the dead woman, who gave evidence of identification. She said that Eddowes, who was aged forty-three, was not married but had lived with a man named Conway for several years and had two children by him.

Kelly, who had seen the body in the mortuary, confirmed the identification and said he had lived with Eddowes for seven years. He explained that he earned a living as a street hawker and last saw her on Saturday afternoon in Houndsditch when she told him she intended visiting her daughter in Bermondsey. He heard later that she had spent part of the night in the police cells. The keeper of thq lodging house in Flower and Dean Street gave his former resident a good character. She was never violent and seldom drank to excess. In fact she was a jolly woman and was much liked by her fellow lodgers.

She earned money by hawking and cleaning and Kelly paid their rent fairly regularly. He had never heard of Kate 64 walking the streets for immoral purposes. Then came the medical evidence with the horrifying catalogue of injuries noted by the doctors at the post-mortem examination. And from the cut'in the abdomen I should say the knife was at least six inches long.

A great deal of knowledge as to the position of the organs in the abdominal cavity and the way of removing them. Solicitor: Could the organs removed be used for any professional purpose? Doctor: They would be of no use for a professional purpose. Solicitor: You have spoken of the extraction of the left kidney. Would it require great skill and knowledge to remove it? Doctor: It would require a great deal of knowledge as 65 to its position to remove it. It is easily overlooked. It is covered by a membrane. Solicitor: Would not such a knowledge be likely to be possessed by one accustomed to cutting up animals?

Doctor: Yes. Solicitor: Can you as a professional man assign any reason for the removal of certain organs from the body? Doctor: I cannot. In answer to other questions, Dr Brown thought that the murder had been committed by one person only and that there had been no struggle. He believed that the injuries inflicted on the body would have taken at least five minutes to perform. The doctor was specifically questioned about the disposition of the intestines.

Is it not possible you are wrong? Long said he left the scene some time after 3 a. It was still not quite daylight when the chalked writing was finally and irretrievably erased at 5. Joseph Lawende, who, in the company of two friends, had been in the Imperial Club at Duke Street close to Mitre Square on the night of the murder, observed a man and woman at one of the entrances to the square at 1.

The three men were leaving the club when they noticed the couple standing at Church Passage. He was taller than she and wore a peaked cloth cap. Thejury duly complied. The description of the man seen in the vicinity of Mitre Square a matter of minutes before Eddowes was murdered was subsequently published in the Police Gazette-. Following the double murder, the climate of the East End of London reached a state close to hysteria.

The murders were bad enough in themselves but a number of subsequent events screwed up the tension still further. Shortly before 67 the killings, the Central News Agency in London received a letter dated 25 September and postmarked 27 September This letter gave the murders their unique title and, if genuinely written by the perpetrator, he christened himself. I haye laughed when they look so clever and talk about being on the right track. That joke about Leather Apron gave me real fits.

Grand work the last job was. I gave the lady no time to squeal. How can they catch me now. I love my work and want to start again. You will soon hear of me with my funny little games. Red ink is fit enough I hope ha ha. Keep this letter back till I do a bit more work, then give it out straight. My knife is nice and sharp I want to get to work right away if I get a chance. Good luck. No luck yet they say I am a doctor now ha ha. Indeed the mutilations inflicted on Catherine Eddowes included a slashed ear although it was not severed from the head.

The writer had not dated it. I was not codding dear old Boss when I gave you the tip. Double event this time. Number one squealed a bit. Had not time to get ears for police. Thanks for keeping last letter back till I got to work again. The contents of neither communication were made known until 2 October. That they were written by the murderer appears to be borne out by the reference to failure regarding the first victim and also the expression of appreciation for keeping the first letter back, which was not known publicly until 2 October. There was a letter accompanied by a small cardboard box.

I may send you the bloody knif that took it out if you only wate a whil longer Catch me when you can Mishter Lusk Mr Lusk, already the recipient of several letters purporting to come from the Whitechapel murderer, thought this latest gruesome offer was another hoax. Nevertheless, he and some of his fellow committee members took the cardboard box and its revolting contents to a local doctor.

It was public knowledge by this time that a kidney had been removed from the body of Catherine Eddowes and there was at least a strong possibility that the missing organ had now reappeared. He thought that it had been removed within the last three weeks and one of his colleagues was strongly of the opinion that the remains of the organ had been put in spirits within a few hours of being removed from the body. Of the renal artery , which is about three inches long, two inches remained in the body while one inch was still attached to the kidney.

Following this episode, officers of the Metropolitan Police engaged in a few jibes at their City Police colleagues with references to the kidney having come either from a dog or from the dissecting room. The Metropolitan force on whom the greater burden fell was in a state of some disarray and disillusion under its Commissioner, Sir Charles Warren.

A serving army general, Sir Charles had been summoned from his military command in Africa in March to take over as Metropolitan Police Commissioner. This move was initiated by the Home Secretary, Henry Matthews, in order to improve public confidence in the police. His first action was to reorganize the police on military lines, which did not endear him to the professional policemen who served under him, including his deputy and head of the CID, James Monro.

This was an act which alienated the public and also made him unpopular with members of the government and civil servants. He was constantly at war with the Home Office over matters unconcerned with policing the capital. Monro, widely regarded 72 as the only man likely to catch the Whitechapel murderer, was replaced by Sir Robert Anderson who, for health reasons, was immediately sent on two months sick leave. Worse still, they were held up to criticism and ridicule. Among the numerous innovations that Sir Charles Warren was urged to try was the use of bloodhounds.

There are doubtless owners of bloodhounds willing to lend them if any of the police - which, I fear, is improbable — know how to use them. Later it was rumoured that instructions had been issued to the police that in the event of any person being found murdered under circumstances similar to those of recent crimes, the body of the victim was not to be touched until bloodhounds were brought and put on the scent. Sir Charles, who by now was virtually under seige by 73 the press and the public, ordered a private demonstration of the tracking powers of bloodhounds to be staged in I Regents Park.

On 8 October at 7 a. Barnaby and Burgho hunted a man for a mile after he had been given a head start of fifteen minutes. The Commissioner himself acted as the hunted man on two occasions when the tests were repeated the following morning in Hyde Park. Sir Charles was made the subject of derision over the bloodhounds when it was reported that the dogs had become lost. The Times reported that Barnaby and Burgho had been bought by Sir Charles for use by the police, although this was refuted the following day by their owner, Edwin Brough.

Public interest in the murders remained highly tuned, indeed it appeared that there were no other newsworthy events in London. The women of the East End organized a petition to the Queen which was circulated in Whitechapel and the surrounding boroughs within days of the double event. By the facts which have come out in the inquests, we have learned much of the lives of those of our sisters who have lost a firm hold on goodness and who are living sad and degraded lives.

We call on , your servants m authority and bid them put the law which already exists in motion 10 close bad houses within whose walls such wickedness is done, and men and women ruined in body and soul. We are, Madam, your loyal and humble subjects. Suggestions and offers of help poured into Scotland Yard - letters came in at the rate of 1, a day.

Among those with special skills which might have been helpful to the police was Dr L. Forbes Winslow', a specialist in mental disorders. His first plan was to set up a dozen decoys around London dressed in female clothing. Candidates for this risky task would be drawn from the ranks of wardens at mental hospitals. He suggested to Scotland Yard that they contact every private and public lunatic asylum close to London, possibly even nationwide, and draw up a list of lunatics who had either escaped or been pronounced cured. His considered view was that the murderer of Annie Chapman was a lunatic at large, likely to be well-to-do and probably living in the West End.

The doctor was thinking in terms of someone killing while in the grip of an epileptic attack who would subsequently have no recollection of his act. Other medical men wrote to the newspapers giving their opinions - some supported Forbes Winslow, others preferred to put their trust in more conventional methods. A steady stream of letters purporting to come from the murderer was received by the police. Too good for whores.

Have come here to buy a Scotch dirk. That will tickle up their ovaries. Six little whores, glad to be alive. One sidles up to Jack, then there are five. Two little whores, shivering with fright, Seek a cosy doorway in the middle of the night. An alarmingly prophetic letter was received by Dr Forbes Winslow. Dated 19 October and signed P. Lunigi, the message informed the doctor that a murder would take place on 8 or 9 November. The correspondent added that the location would not be in Whitechapel but perhaps in Clapham or the West End.

At about Mary Jane Kelly, a year-old prostitute, occupied a single room which was really part of a larger house but had been partitioned off to provide ground-floor accommodation. A narrow arch led from Dorset Street into the court and the room was on the right-hand side. Further along the court were other houses, the rooms of which were mostly used by prostitutes.

Like many of her kind Mary Kelly had had, until recently, a regular man living with her, Joseph Barnett, who worked as a labourer and had shared her accommodation for about eighteen months. Bowyer walked into the grubby little court and went up to number He knocked on the door and waited. When there was no reply he moved round to the window, one of the lower panes of which was broken.

He pushed back the muslin curtain and peered into the dingy interior. His gaze alighted on two lumps of flesh on the table by the bed. Then his vision tracked across to the bed, where he saw a butchered corpse, and to the floor, which was covered with blood. Inspector Beck quickly arrived and after one look through the window sent a telegram summoning Divisional Superintendent Arnold.

Abberline arrived on the scene at about The door to number 13 was locked and the results of this latest crime were viewed through the broken window. What neither man knew at the time was that Warren had resigned the previous day, leaving the higher echelons of the Metropolitan Police in some disarray. Finally, at 1.

First he had the window removed so that the room could be surveyed properly and photographs taken. The appalling nature of the mutilation apparent through the window was considerably heightened by the proximity afforded by stepping into the room itself. The room was about twelve feet square and contained a bed, two tables and a chair. Dr Phillips, when he pushed back 78 the broken door, knocked it against the bedside table on which was set a mound of red flesh hacked from the body.

The body, naked save for a linen chemise, was lying on the edge of the bed nearest the door; the other side of the bed was hard up against the partition wall of the room. The bedclothes had been pulled back and judging by the amount of blood on the sheets nearest the partition, Dr Phillips thought the body had been moved after the throat was cut. The nose had been cut off, the forehead skinned, and the thighs, down to the feet, stripped of the flesh.

The abdomen had been slashed with a knife across downwards, and the liver and entrails wrenched away. The entrails and other portions of the frame were missing, but the liver, etc, it is said, were found placed between the feet of the poor victim. The flesh from the thighs and legs, together with the breasts and nose, had been placed by the murderer on the table, and one of the hands of the dead woman had been pushed in her stomach.

The fire was one of them. A fierce fire had burned in the little grate and the sifted ashes produced traces of female clothing. Another puzzle was that of the locked door. The popular view was that thb murderer had locked the door when he departed, taking the key with him. Apparently Kelly and Barnett had been in the habit of fastening and unfastening the door by putting an arm through the broken lower pane of the window to operate the door bolt.

Yet, if the door had to be forced to allow the police to enter after the murder, it appeared that someone did have a key. The authorities contrived their own little mystery by having the eyes of the dead woman photographed. This resulted from the suggestion that in cases of violent death, the last impressions recorded by the retina remained fixed in the eye and could be retrieved photographically. Beyond the official statement that the eyes had been photographed, there was no further information on the subject either at the time or subsequently.

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Another non-event was the use of bloodhounds. After delaying their investigation of a brutal murder for over two and a half hours waiting for a decision, officers at the scene carried on without the benefit of the canine sleuths. It turned out that as Sir Charles Warren could not make up his mind whether or not to buy the dogs for the police, the animals had been detailed for other duties, Burgho to compete in a dog show and Barnaby to provide unofficial assistance in connection with a robbery enquiry. Tension crackled among the spectators who were eager for details yet anxious for the ' safety of their womenfolk.

The feeling was that every woman was at risk and respectable citizens no longer frequented the streets after darkness, much to the disappointment and financial loss of shopkeepers and especially pub owners. The police held them back and their curiosity turned to something like respect as the mutilated remains of one of their number were driven away. Heads were bared and a few tears were shed as Mary Kelly made her last journey along Dorset Street.

A police constable was stationed at the entrance to the Court to deter curiosity seekers and the other officers returned to their stations. One of the detectives who had been present was Walter Dew who later gained fame as the officer who arrested Dr Crippen. A deepening sense of fear and doom gripped the streets of the East End as news unfolded of the latest atrocity. Cox went to her room at number 5 where she stayed for about fifteen minutes before going out again. When she returned at 1 a.

Kelly could still be heard singing, but after her final sortie for the night, at about 3. There were people living in the court who worked in the markets and Mrs Cox heard some of them moving about early in the morning. She distinctly heard footsteps at 6. Just before 4 a. She was disturbed at some time between 3.

Prater took no notice of what was a fairly commonplace cry in that district and went back to sleep. Another person also heard a cry in the night. She saw-a man standing at the door of the nearby lodging house in Dorset Street and described him as a stout individual wearing a black wide-awake hat. He was looking into the court as if waiting for someone. Sarah Lewis stayed at number 2 for nearly three hours. She dozed for a time in a chair and, a little before 4 a. It was known that Kelly, aged twenty-five and unusually young for a victim of the Whitechapel murderer, was badly in arrears with her rent and was desperate to raise money.

On that day, there had been a violent quarrel which resulted in a broken window and Barnett moved out and went to a lodging house in Bishopsgate. When Barnett was interviewed by the police he explained that he had fallen out with Mary 7 Kelly when she insisted on bringing home a fellow prostitute, Maria Harvey, whom she invited to share their room. By this time, Harvey had installed herself with some of her belongings, and Barnett, fed up with the whole business, left for other pastures. He last saw Kelly alive during the eariy evening of Wednesday 84 85 7 November when she was conversing with Maria Harvey.

Barnett was able to provide background information about Mary Kelly which at least helped to establish her antecedents. She was born in Ireland at Limerick, one of a family of seven, and moved to Wales where her father gained employment at an ironworks in Carmarthenshire. She married a Welsh miner when she was only sixteen and suffered a tragedy in her young life when he was killed in a pit explosion.

She moved to London in where she was supposed to have lived in the West End before going to France with a gentleman friend. It was there that she acquired the habit of calling herself Marie Jeannette. In due course, she returned to England and to the East End of London where, still in her early twenties, she degenerated into the life of a common prostitute with an addiction to drink.

One of the Shoreditch parishioners called for jury service asked the coroner why the inquest was being held in his district when the murder had taken place in Whitechapel. The jury are summoned in the ordinary way, and they have no business to object. If they persist in their objection I shall know how to deal with them. Does any juror persist in objecting? I come from Whitechapel, and Mr Baxter is my coroner. As no satisfactory answers were forthcoming, the jurors proceeded to the grim business of viewing the body in the mortuary.

The mutilated corpse was covered to the neck so that only the head was visible. The face had been savagely disfigured and the only semblance of humanity was in the eyes of a once attractive woman. Joseph Barnett and the women who thought they had seen or heard things of significance - Mary Ann Cox, Sarah Lewis and Elizabeth Prater - gave their evidence. This suggested that time of death lay somewhere between 3. She described the clothes she was wearing as consisting of a dark skirt, velvet bodice and maroon shawl but, unusually, she wore no bonnet. The man was tailer than Kelly and wore dark clothes and a plaid coat.

The last witnesses at the inquest included Dr Phillips and Inspector Abberline. Advised by the coroner that he 87 did not propose to go into all the medical details at that stage and that more detailed evidence could be given later, Phillips contented himself with stating that the immediate cause of death was due to severance of the carotid artery. This truncated form of medical evidence took no account of the time of death, the likely murder weapon or whether any parts of the body were missing. Inspector Abberline gave an account of the condition of the murder room, especially of the fire which had burned in the grate and which he believed had enabled the murderer to see what he was doing.

To the amazement of most of those present he said that he did not propose to take any more evidence and enquired of the jury whether they were ready to reach a verdict. If they were satisfied that Mary Kelly had died as a result of the cut carotid artery, he advised them to bring in a verdict to this effect and leave the rest of the affair in the hands of the police. The foreman announced that they had heard sufficient evidence to return a verdict of wilful murder against some person or persons unknown. The speed with which the inquest was concluded prompted comment by several newspapers.

He claimed to have seen Mary Kelly in the company of a man in Whitechapel within two hours of the estimated time of the murder. Hutchinson walked into Commercial Street Police Station at 6 p. She went away towards Thrawl Street. A man coming in the opposite direction to Kelly tapped her on the shoulder and said something to her, they both burst out laughing. I heard her say alright to him and the man said you will be alright for what I have told you. He then placed his right hand around her shoulders. He also had a kind of small parcel in his left hand with a kind of strap round it.

They both then came past me and the man hung down his head with his hat over his eyes. I stooped down and looked him the face. He looked at me very stern. They both went into Dorset Street I followed them. They both stood at the corner of the court for about 3 minutes. He said something to her. She said alright my dear come along you wili be comfortable. He then placed his arm on her shoulder and gave her a kiss.

She said she had lost her handkerchief. He then pulled his handkerchief a red one out and gave it to her. They both then went up the Court together. I then went to the court to see if I could see them but could not. I stood there for about three quarters of an hour to see if 89 they came out. They did not so I went away.

Dark eyes and eye lashes. Slight moustache curled up each end and hair dark.