Ripper victim, Mary (Polly) Nichols, was 43 years old but looked ten years younger. She was 5 feet 2 inches tall with grey eyes and greying brown hair. Her two front teeth were missing and had a scar on her forehead from a childhood accident. She had been married to William Nichols and had five children with him but they had separated because of her drinking problem. He had custody of the children and was paying her 5 shillings per week until he discovered that she was working as a prostitute and spending the money she earned and her 5 shillings on drink.
February 10, 2012