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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)
wrong.-SH — Preceding unsigned comment added by 168.212.108.39 (talkcontribs) 21:03, 7 January 2016‎

Tnx 4 getting that info Somecoolusername11 (talk) 18:52, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Jesus, I would believe my dog before I believed anything in the daily mail — Preceding unsigned comment added by 163.47.107.113 (talk) 12:56, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

Serial killer or killers...[edit]

The lede, in the first sentence, states that "Jack the Ripper is the best known name given to an unidentified serial killer or killers...", a statement that I think gives the wrong impression. Presumably the inclusion of "or killers" occurs because even the 'Canonical Five' are disputed by some. Obviously that should be in the article - and it is - but I think it gives the wrong impression at the beginning of the article. People might infer, for example, that Jack The Ripper was not one person but a 'team' of serial killers; something which I don't think has any kind of widespread acceptance? The bottom line is that there was a single serial killer, known as Jack The Ripper, who had a disputed number of victims. I think the words "or killers" should be removed from the opening sentence because it might lead to false inferences, but I'm obviously not going to change such an important article without discussion. FillsHerTease (talk) 07:00, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

What would the collective noun for serial killers be (as 'murder' has already been taken)?

And - either the persons would be killing only 1-2 persons apiece and so not serial killers, #or# they would be going round in a group (and so 'the locals' would be suspicious of this gang), #or# there were copycat murders, #or# several separate violent deaths were linked together (possibly on account of the letter). 193.132.104.10 (talk) 17:44, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

People- relatively important names among "ripperologists"- have speculated that there may be one or more people involved in some of the murders usually associated with Jack the Ripper. I agree it could be better phrased to avoid confusion. Maybe just put a note at the end of the article?--Essextonian (talk) 21:33, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

There could be several serial killers operating in an area - cooperatively, copy-catting/attempting to outdo each other, or independently (and it is technically feasible for two or more persons undertaking the same sort of crime in a single building or organization at about the same time without there being any direct link between them) in the context a stable social structure (and not being gang warfare etc) - and sometimes 'a particular sequence of unconnected but similar crimes in a particular locality become artificially or accidentally linked together. (The case involving the supposed prolific German female serial killer who turned out to be 'a batch of contaminated swabs' - can someone source this?) 193.132.104.10 (talk) 15:11, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Phantom of Heilbronn? Keri (talk) 15:21, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
As it matches what 'I read somewhere' yes (and are there any 'derivative theorists and fictions' arising from that story?) 193.132.104.10 (talk) 18:19, 14 January 2016 (UTC)
Why computers will never quite take over/the benefits of WP's (or even general)collective wisdom - the second part of an answer/definition is posed as a question and the first part is correctly deduced. 193.132.104.10 (talk) 15:15, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Jack the Ripper[edit]

I am doing a gr6 essay on Jack and I find this info insufficient to use Somecoolusername11 (talk) 18:50, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia is not meant as a homework 'crib' - but to give you-the-reader an overview of what the topic is about and where to find out more. 193.132.104.10 (talk) 15:08, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

How come that there's no mention of Frank Deeming?[edit]

I'm watching "Heißer Verdacht" on ZDFinfo, which deals with the subject. Allegedly Frank Deeming was the ripper, but he's not mentioned in the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 176.4.21.184 (talk) 20:27, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

There are over one hundred suspects; they are split off to a separate article: Jack the Ripper suspects. DrKay (talk) 21:05, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

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