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A BIRMINGHAM author has caused a storm among historians by claiming Jack the Ripper was a WOMAN. Former solicitor John Morris, 62, has named Welsh-born Lizzie Williams as the Whitechapel monster – and claims she killed her victims because she could not have children.
Lizzie was wife of royal physician Sir John Williams, himself seen as a prime suspect by many other crime experts. Click here to find out more! John’s new book, Jack the Ripper: The Hand of a Woman, was written along with his late father Byron. The men sifted through thousands of medical and legal documents to draw-up a compelling case for branding Lizzie the killer.
“There’s absolutely no doubt that the Ripper was a woman. But because everyone believes that the murderer was a man, all the evidence that points to a woman has always been ignored.” The Ripper struck five times during a blood-soaked ten weeks in 1888. The victims – Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly – were all East End prostitutes. Three had their wombs removed, which John believes is significant.
John also points to the facts: n None of the women was sexually assaulted; n Personal items were laid out at the feet of Chapman in, according to newspaper reports, ‘a typically feminine manner’; n Three small buttons from a woman’s boot were found in blood near Catherine Eddowes; n Remnants of women’s clothing – a cape, skirt and hat – were found in the ashes of Mary Kelly’s fireplace. Mary had never been seen wearing them,