Jack the Ripper Identified

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...iminal-126-years-string-terrible-murders.html


    WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Jack the Ripper unmasked: How amateur sleuth used DNA breakthrough to identify Britain's most notorious criminal 126 years after string of terrible murders

    DNA evidence on a shawl found at Ripper murder scene nails killer

    By testing descendants of victim and suspect, identifications were made

    Jack the Ripper has been identified as Polish-born Aaron Kosminski

    Kosminski was a suspect when the Ripper murders took place in 1888
    Hairdresser Kosminski lived in Whitechapel and was later put in an asylum
     
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    Needs to be peer reviewed by other more credible sources though!
     
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    Agree it needs to be reviewed.

    Who would you consider more credible?
     
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    from io9: Three Thing to Keep in Mind

    1. Wouldn't you know it, Edwards has a new book to promote. Naming Jack The Ripper comes out Tuesday, and is the latest in a long line of books that speculate on the identity of the infamous killer.
    2. Edwards and Louhelainen saw fit to announce their discovery to the world – a discovery based on a "DNA breakthrough" that Edwards describes as "innovative," "amazing," and "incredible" – not in the pages of a reputable, peer-reviewed scientific publication, but the Daily Mail.
    3. The discovery hinges on a 126-year-old, unwashed, blood-and-semen-soiled shawl said to have been recovered from the scene of one of Jack the Ripper's murders, though the shawl's actual provenance remains far from certain.
     
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    Think the true idenity of Jack will be about the same as knowing who wrote hebrews" the lord only knows"
     

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