Ripper suspect, Montague John Druitt had a family history of depression and suicidal tendencies. His mother was committed for depression months before his death, his maternal grandmother committed suicide, his aunt attempted suicide, his oldest sister committed suicide in her old age.
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One of the theories as to why Jack the Ripper suspect, Montague John Druitt was fired from his job at the school for boys is that he was a homosexual and took part in some inappropriate behavior with one of the boys at the school. Back then, it was not talked about out loud and if this information were to get out, his reputation would be ruined. This could be one explanation for his suicide-possible shame and embarrassment if people were to find out.
Ripper suspect Montague John Druitt committed suicide in the Thames River around the time if Mary Kelly’s death. After searching the house, they found a letter addressed to his brother, which read,”Since Friday I felt I was going to be like mother and the best thing for me was to die.”
Druitt was dismissed from Blackheath boys’ school shortly before his death and was said in Scotland Yard’s files to be “sexually insane”. His mother went insane and was admitted to Brook Asylum for depression and paranoid delusions just a few months prior to his death.
Ripper suspect Montague John Druitt was said by an Inspector to be a doctor but research has found that he was in fact Assisant Master at Eliot Place school for boys. He was fired for “serious trouble” and disappeared at the time of Mary Kelly’s murder. Seven weeks later, his body was found in the Thames River with four large stones in his pockets.