Published: Вт, Марта 19, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Jack The Ripper May Have Been Identified, According To New DNA Tests

Jack The Ripper May Have Been Identified, According To New DNA Tests

Research by Dr. Jari Louhelainen, senior lecturer in molecular biology at Liverpool John Moores University and Dr. David Miller, reader in molecular andrology at the University of Leeds, claims to shed new light on the notorious serial killer.

The same shawl was tested in 2006, a year before Edwards bought it, which resulted in inconclusive results, according to the documentary, "Revealed: Jack the Ripper: The First Serial Killer". As Smithsonian reports, Aaron Kosminski, a barber from Poland, has been linked to the Jack the Ripper murders with DNA evidence-but experts are hesitant to call the case closed.

Louhelainen and Miller said the data shows the shawl has biological material from Eddowes "and that the mtDNA sequences obtained from semen stains match the sequences of one of the main police suspects, Aaron Kosminski".

Scientists examined a shawl which is believed to be the only remaining physical evidence linked to a series of historic murders known as the "Jack the Ripper murders" or "Whitechapel murders" that started in the East End of London in August 1888.

But, the latest finding marks the first time that Edward's DNA evidence has been included in a Science investigation.

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"To our knowledge, this is the most advanced study to date regarding this case", the study authors wrote. They compared fragments of mitochondrial DNA inherited from one's mother to that of living relatives of Eddowes and Kosminski.

However, critics claim there is no evidence the shawl was found alongside Ms Eddowes' body and say it may have been contaminated over time.

The Polish immigrant lived with his two brothers and a sister in Greenfield Street, just 200 yards from where his third victim, Elizabeth Stride, was killed.

The study also includes an analysis of the killer's appearance which suggested that the murderer had features of brown hair and eyes.

A drawing from the Illustrated London News for October 13, 1888, around the time Jack the Ripper was terrorising Whitechapel, entitled "A Suspicious Character". His name resurfaced in 2014 in a book authored by British businessman and a self-proclaimed 'armchair detective, ' as well as, 'Ripper researcher, ' Russell Edwards.

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