Hope you like this fast fact list about Jack the Ripper & Facts about the Case as well as his identity.
The shawl alleged to be from ripper victim Catherine Eddowes is what broke this dna case wide open but many still are uncertain of its provenance.
She was wearing at the time of the murder:
Black straw bonnet trimmed in green and black velvet with black beads. Black strings, worn tied to the head.
Black cloth jacket trimmed around the collar and cuffs with imitation fur and around the pockets in black silk braid and fur. Large metal buttons.
Dark green chintz skirt, 3 flounces, brown button on waistband. The skirt is patterned with Michaelmas daisies and golden lilies.
Man's white vest, matching buttons down front.
Brown linsey bodice, black velvet collar with brown buttons down front
Grey stuff petticoat with white waistband
Very old green alpaca skirt (worn as undergarment)
Very old ragged blue skirt with red flounces, light twill lining (worn as undergarment)
White calico chemise
No drawers or stays
Pair of men's lace up boots, mohair laces. Right boot repaired with red thread
1 piece of red gauze silk worn as a neckerchief
1 large white pocket handkerchief
1 large white cotton handkerchief with red and white bird's eye border
2 unbleached calico pockets, tape strings
1 blue stripe bed ticking pocket
Brown ribbed knee stockings, darned at the feet with white cotton
Amos Simpson the first police constable to find the body of Catherine Eddowes in Mitre square had decided to keep the shawl found with the victim because it might be important one day He kept it hidden in an old sea chest with waxed rope handles. Amos died in 1917. In March 2007, Amos's descendant, David Melville Hayes, sold the shawl, which had been in his family for over 100 years and donated the proceeds to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution which saves lives around the coasts of the UK. Hayes had no descendants.
When the shawl was originally tested many still had questions because of the questionable provenance of the shawl in 2019 we still have questions but people are more sure than ever that the DNA both linking Catherine Eddowes as well as semen DNA from Aron Kosminski are solid proof. The semen stain contained mitochondrial DNA matching Kosminski's descendents. Some people state that because 1 in 100 people have a similar mitochondrial type in modern England today they can't be 100 percent sure that the case has been solved.
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