The death of Frances Coles would bring an end to the police investigation into Jack the Ripper, but allegations continued…
Did Jack the Ripper escaped the clutches of the law because his family committed him to an asylum? We may never know, but we have followed the footsteps of Jack the Ripper into the dark labyrinth of London’s past.
Elizabeth Stride, an educated woman, originally, from Sweden, was to become the fifth alleged victim of the notorious Jack the Ripper.
With four women murdered, the police no nearer an arrest and the public’s mounting panic, fuelled by press speculation, the discovery of a fifth murdered woman discovered in Berner Street was met with disbelief.
Catherine Eddowes would become the second killing on 30 Sept 1888. What would become known, in the press, as the ‘Double Event’ of Jack the Ripper.
Dr Lars Davidsson “You could say that they were opportunistic killings, that he took a huge amount of chances, and I think that’s true. I don’t think he was bothered about the possibility of being caught”
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