This was a horrible way to die. I had read somewhere before that the authorities believed Jack the Ripper had medical knowledge and from these autopsy notes I'm sure he did. He was a evil madman and as far as we know no one knew who he was or would tell if they did know.
I hope this isn't too gruesome, here is a link to pictures taken of the women believed to be victims of Jack the Ripper, there is also a link to their graves there. Something I didn't realize, is there were 13 other women murdered in that area from Dec 1887 to April 1891 but they weren't considered to be Ripper victims. I guess murder wasn't uncommon, even of women, the Whitehall area in the East End of London was a very poor area with a very high crime rate. Perhaps that's why Jack the Ripper chose that area, figuring his crimes would not be investigated very thoroughly. After all, anyone of money, culture or position would not care much about the poor unfortunates in Whitehall.
Thanks for posting Brian. Very gruesome and you are correct the rich and famous would not have cared much at all about murders in that area. That is still correct I think to this day. Certain areas are so poor and have so many murders that is felt to be common and no one pays much attention.
Jack the Ripper is the one crime that most fascinates me. I have been obsessed with it since I went on a Jack the Ripper tour in London, England in 1996. I've been to England three times and each time I went on the Jack the Ripper tour!!! I have a Jack the Ripper doll, Jack the Ripper playing cards, large Jack the Ripper sign and dozens of Jack the Ripper books, videos and DVD's. Here are some photos I took on my Jack the Ripper tours. Thank you Debbie for uploading these photos for me!!!
Maria, I just looked at the Jack the Ripper photos. Thanks for posting these. It's wonderful that you have been able to go to London. I'm sure it's a fascinating city. You looked like you enjoyed yourself. How long did you stay in London? Debbie did an awesome job with the slideshow. Thanks Debbie.