Jack the Ripper
Born: 18XX AD
1888 - A pseudonymous murderer of at least five women, all prostitutes, in or near the Whitechapel district of London's East End, from August 7th to November 10th. It is one of the most famous unsolved mysteries of English crime. The Ripper murders were perpetrated in a public or semi-public place; the victim's throat was cut, after which the body was mutilated. Some believe that the victims were first strangled in order to silence them and to explain the lack of reported blood at the crime scenes.
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