Probable victim of the Ripper, Elizabeth Stride, was born in Sweden on a farm called Stora Tumlehed in Torslanda parish, north of Gothenburg. She came to London, England in 1866. Her nickname was “Long Liz” because she was 5′ 5″ tall, which made her taller than most of the women of her time.
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When Elizabeth Stride was killed her windpipe had been severed. Like the other victims, her throat had been slit from ear to ear and the doctor who examined her, along with Scotland Yard, assumed it was done to keep her from being able to cry out. Liz Stride was the woman who was not mutilated because, Scotland Yard believed the Ripper was interrupted before he could do more damage to her. This was the same night that two women were killed in one night.