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September 6, 2014

Jack The Ripper ID'ed

After 126 years the identity of Jack The Ripper has finally been established through DNA.

His name was Aaron Kosminski, a Jewish Polish-born hairdresser who was insane.

Police suspected Kosminski but lacked evidence to charge him, but kept him under constant watch until he was finally committed to an asylum.

Story here.

6 comments:

Doom said...

Not sure I believe. Everybody wants to be famous, and this would be that card. However, if this is legit, that is awesome. I would say academics has gone to pot, but to be honest, it never was very good. Only, at one time, they weren't as keen to cheat data, fabricate (at least the matters of study), and some other things. Fools, but honest ones, at one time. Long ago.

Me? I always thought it was either the prince, or the duke. The duke more seriously. I still do. Perhaps tag-team, knowingly or not. I could see how the royals, even to this day, might want that little... mess... cleaned up, so to speak, adding doubts to any miracle findings.

Trust no one, not even your own damned lying eyes, always. Just... trust your own damned lying eyes more than your gullible ears and feeble mind, and your own over those of others? Yes! Unless you know it isn't your area. Gah! :p

sig94 said...

Doom - dunno about this one - the DNA match is awfully tight. Believe it would hold up in court.

WoFat said...

At the point in time does it really matter?

sig94 said...

WoFat - just for the lawyers...

LL said...

So you're saying that he was a gay Jew. And if anybody told him that he looked fat --- RIP.

Euripides said...

There was DNA on the shawl? Are they certain it wasn't Clinton's?