Talk:Jack the Ripper

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Were George Lusk or Joseph Aaron ever suspects?[edit]

While reading all the material I got to thinking of these two as suspects, but no-one seems to ever have even considered it. פשוט pashute ♫ (talk) 12:09, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

OK, I found this discussion which brings some reasons for perhaps creating the "From Hell" letter himself, or by his organisation, and casting doubts on the depiction of him as a wealthy businessman.
There is also this discussion about the letter and kidney, which shows a full analysis of the reports in the news at the time, and how accurate they were. פשוט pashute ♫ (talk) 12:22, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
It's inappropriate to canvass the eligibility of suspects on the Talk page. If you feel strongly enough that those men should be included as suspects, please create entries for them on the page Jack the Ripper suspects. Be sure to include adequate references. Be prepared to have your work reverted. Akld guy (talk) 03:20, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Naming Jack the Ripper Book[edit]

What if the book and evidence is peer reviewed, and people say that there is conclusive evidence proving Kosminski was the killer. Then later the Metropolitan police agree that book is correct and then they close the case, stating the Aaron Kosminski was the killer? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 176.253.24.229 (talk) 21:13, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

when it happens then we can include it. otherwise it's just one more author trying to sell his book. IdreamofJeanie (talk) 21:16, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Picture in leed[edit]

I find the piture in the leed is a little misleading because it a) seems to suggest a person was found to be responsible for the jack the ripper murders (by having a sketch done by a vigilance comittee) and b) it appears to be a picture associated with the "Kosminski" named by Macnaghten in his memoirs. I would suggest replacing the picture with a cartoon from the newspapers speculating on JTR's identity, like the one in the leed of the Jack the Ripper suspects article.--Corkiebuchek (talk) 15:26, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

It has nothing to do with Kosminski. I think there's some benefit in having a different lead image for each of the articles in this series, and the one at the suspects article seems the most appropriate one for that article. DrKiernan (talk) 16:44, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

Confusing citations[edit]

There are two Marriott's cited: John and Trevor. Often the ref just says "Marriott" with a page number. Are they for T or J? They need to be more obvious. Myrvin (talk) 19:51, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Where the ref just says "Marriott" with a page number, that is referring to Trevor. DrKiernan (talk) 20:06, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
Not really good enough, is it? Also, Begg has two works that are not separated. Evans and Skinner seems OK. Myrvin (talk) 22:14, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
I've tried separating the Marriots. Did I get them all? Myrvin (talk) 10:00, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Jack the Ripper has been identified as Aaron Kosminski[edit]

They found the guy finally...

It took a century and a day, but they did it.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2746321/Jack-Ripper-unmasked-How-amateur-sleuth-used-DNA-breakthrough-identify-Britains-notorious-criminal-126-years-string-terrible-murders.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:7:5083:5080:A438:DA6B:BF98:21D8 (talk) 13:53, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

Maybe, and maybe not. See Jack the Ripper suspects#Aaron Kosminski. Myrvin (talk) 20:04, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
Just one of hundreds of theories. It is very probable that after so much time, JtR's identity will remain unknown.HammerFilmFan (talk) 16:30, 16 January 2015 (UTC)