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AARON KOSMINSKI: HOW THE JACK THE RIPPER SUSPECT DIED

AARON KOSMINSKI: HOW THE JACK THE RIPPER SUSPECT DIED
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The early 2000s brought a cavalcade of polished, high-tech crime procedurals that still echo through popular culture today. The public was entertained week after week by shows like CSI, Law and Order: SVU, and, we're making some assumptions here, JAG, as they told stories about suspiciously symmetrical police detectives utilizing borderline sci fi technology to solve mysteries with the 45 minute efficiency of a P.F. Chang's delivery service.

With that concept of police acumen in murder investigations in mind, the Whitechapel Murders can seem extra jarring. The case seems, at first glance, to have everything that your standard Elliot Stabler or Ice-T would need to make an arrest. There was at least one witness, a pattern to the crimes, and enough forensic evidence pooling on the ground to ruin your fresh new Keds. But nearly 150 years later, the identity of Jack the Ripper remains a point of debate. Depending on who you ask, he (or she) could have been royalty, or a butcher, or a doctor, or, according to one particularly magical hypothesis outlined by the BBC, Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll.

A prominent suspect with contemporary investigators is Aaron Kosminski, a deeply unstable Polish immigrant who moved to England in 1881. Could he have been Jack the Ripper? And how did the story of this suspicious character end?

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