The body of Jack The Ripper’s last victim is to be exhumed after the release of a new theory on the murderer’s identity.
The theory, detailed in a new book by Dr Wynne Weston-Davies, suggests Jack The Ripper is a man called Francis Spurzheim Craig, a reporter on police courts at the time of the murders.
Dr Weston-Davies believes Craig killed Kelly, his wife, after learning she had returned to prostitution after their marriage. He also suggests that the other murders were a cover up for the original killing, by making the crimes seem like the work of a serial murderer.
Jack The Ripper killed at least five London prostitutes in 1888. While many theories have been proposed, his identity has remained a mystery for more than 125 years.
At the time, the deaths of prostitutes were rarely discussed in the media or polite society, but the Jack The Ripper killings stood out for their unmitigated brutality and mutilation.