One of the theories surrounding the death of victim, Mary Kelly, was that she was not a Ripper victim. Since her face so badly injured that it could not be identified, people began to suspect that the victim was not Mary Kelly and that Mary Kelly, herself, killed another woman and stole her identity.
Part of this theory comes from the woman’s clothes in the fireplace-that Mary Kelly burned them to be rid of evidence.
Others believe the clothes were burning in he fireplace to give the Ripper light to work by, since he was indoors.
Ripper suspect, Queen Victoria’s grandson, may have followed King Edward VII to the throne but sadly, he died of Influenza during the epidemic of 1891-1892. Other sources say he died of Typhoid Fever. And then, there is the rumor that he died of Syphilis. No one is sure how he died but many rumors surround his death.
Prince Albert Victor was engaged to be married to Princess May of Teck but died before they could be married.
Princess May of Teck would go on to marry his brother, George Duke of York, and become the Queen Mary.
Ripper suspect-Prince Albert Victor, grandson of Queen Victoria, has an alibi for several of the murder dates. Casebook.org shows that he was not in town on these dates:
August 31-Polly Nichols is murdered. Prince Albert was staying with Viscount Downe at Danby Lodge in Yorkshire from August 29-September 7.
September 8-Annie Chapman is murdered. Prince Albert was at the Calvary Barracks in York from September 7-10.
September 30-Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes are murdered. Prince Albert was in Abergeldie, Scotland from September 27-30. Queen Victoria happened to provide evidence when she recorded in her journal that she had lunch with him on September 30.
November 1-Prince Albert arrives in London from York.
November 9-Mary Kelly is murdered. Prince Albert was in Sandringham from November 2-12.
Prince Albert Victor, grandson of Queen Victoria, and Ripper suspect, was rumored to have been mentally retarded, partially as he was growing up. It is also said he was a “slow” child because he needed a tutor while he attended Cambridge.
None of these rumors have been proven but because of them, he was ridiculed, sort of like Michael Jackson was, when he was living.
I realize this is not Friday but bear with me while we get ready to move. I apologize for this post being a day late, anyway.
Ripper suspect, Prince Albert Victor was the grandson of Queen Victoria. A few rumors surround his involvement in the murders but casebook.org says that he did not become a suspect until 1962 when a book called Jack The Ripper: A to Z, was published.
According to one of my research books, Jack The Ripper: The Casebook, by Richard Jones, he contracted “syphilis of the brain” and went insane, consequently going on a rampage of the East End. His experience as a deer hunter would have given him the medical knowledge he needed; however, no hard evidence exists to support this or any theory that he was The Ripper.
The day that probable victim, Elizabeth Stride was murdered, Dr. Barnardo visited the lodging house where she lived. He had taken to street preaching and talked to the women and girls about saving the children from common lodging houses and the street. He said that the girls and women were, “thoroughly frightened” and one woman mentioned how no one cared about a prostitute’s safety.
Upon seeing Elizabeth Stride’s body, he immediately recognized her as one of the women from the lodging house, earlier that day.
(Fact taken from casebook.org.)
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.
On the Monday before her death, ripper victim, Annie Chapman runs into her friend, Amelia Palmer and tells Amelia that she is feeling “unwell” and might go visit her sister.
“If I can get a pair of boots from my sister, I might go hop picking.”
Hop was a plant, which could be picked for a price. It was used in London at the time for brewing beer but other beverages, as well, for it’s herbal effects. It was known to have almost an antibiotic effect.
Jack The Ripper suspect, James Kelly was born on this day, as well as Adolph Hitler. His birthday is listed as May 26 by his mother, 15-year-old Sarah Kelly, an unwed working-class girl, who registered a false birthdate and did not list the father-a clerk named John Miller-who abandoned her upon finding out that she was pregnant.
At the time of her death, ripper victim, Annie Chapman was suffering from tuberculosis of the lungs, which is highly contagious and spread through inhalation, and it had spread to the membranes of her brain. Casebook.org mentions that tuberculosis and Syphilis have the same symptoms and can spread to the brain, and that she could have had either disease.