New Book Claims to Reveal Identity of Jack the Ripper Using DNA Analysis


The world may finally know the real name of Jack the Ripper.

A new book out this week called Naming Jack The Ripper claims to have uncovered the serial killer’s identity with the help of DNA analysis. Jack the Ripper, according to the book, was actually Aaron Kosminski, a Polish immigrant who came to London in the early 1880s and was later committed to an insane asylum.

Kosminski had long been on the short list of suspects for the string of five gruesome murders that took place in London in 1888, but the famous murder mystery had never been solved definitively. Russell Edwards, the sleuth who claims to have finally determined the murderer’s identity, is not a professional criminal investigator, but rather has a business background and a passion for London history. Read more…

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via Mashable

Seth Fiegerman


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