31 October 2012

Jack the Ripper Identified.... Again

Yesterday The Mail  carried an ticle about how the identity of  Jack the Ripper has been solved again......  -Uruguayan mathematician Eduardo Cuitiño, who has never set foot in London,.identified the Ripper as an Essex doctor called Stephen Herbert Appleford
.The Professor of Statistics at the University ORT of Montevideo said Appleford was a surgeon working in the London Hospital of Whitechapel - the area where the victims died.

He claims he was around 36-years-old, what he deemed 'the appropriate age of a psychopath', and had an IQ well above average, another trait common in that type of criminal.

Appleford was from the Essex town of Coggeshall, where Cuitiño said residents were famed as being 'stupid', which may have turned him into a social outcast.
Despite later marrying, he was at the time of the murders 'single, without children and living crammed into a house with his sisters'. He also had 'great physical strength' because at university he competed in rowing and swimming.

According to Cuitiño, Appleford started to commit his crimes after the death of his mother, to whom he was very close, in 1881.

A year later there was an attempted murder on a woman which the Uruguayan attributes to the Ripper, and therefore Appleford.

She was found stabbed in the back, the surgeon was close by and, after being identified as a doctor, was called to help her.He later produced a report in which he claimed that he had injured herself. Appleford was also left-handed, according to Cuitiño, 'just like the killer, who cut throats from right to left'. This, he said, was concluded from analysis of the doctor's handwriting obtained from a digital census record signed in the early 20th century.

Cuitiño said he used Google Maps 'to develop a geometric theory' around the crimes, especially the two committed the night of September 30, 1888.

Appleford died on August 31, the same date as the first crime, in 1940 when he was 88-years-old the year corresponding to 1888 - the year of the murders.
Cuitiño added: 'He probably committed suicide, laughing at England and the English until his last sign of life.'

Cuitiño has admitted there may be a degree of speculation as to his claims, published in an essay called Travelling through time to trap Jack the Ripper, seeing as he lives 11,000 km away from London and has never set foot in the city.

But the 38-year-old said: 'My interest is to link the history of mathematics, I try to give a mathematical approach to the riddles and mysteries' And to reach his conclusion, he said he spent two years analysing the geographical locations of the crimes on a series of computer simulators, and using information garnered online.

Well there you have it. Another solution to the Riper case. I will see many ore before I die I am sure


Knatolee said...

I think Jack the RIpper was actually a zombie..

jams o donnell said...

That's as good a solution as any!

CherryPie said...

I like Knatolee's idea of the Ripper identity :-)

jams o donnell said...

It probably makes more sense!

susan said...

Some people definitely need better hobbies.

Gina Duarte said...

Whatever gets you through the night.

Why, oh why are those anti-spam codes so difficult to decipher sometimes???

jams o donnell said...

Haha Susan.

Indeed Gina. Know what you mean about these bloody codes It's that or get inundated by bloody spam though

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Hm... I suggest to start a new movement under a logo "we are all Ripper". Anyway soon everyone will be included, so we better fess up in advance.

jams o donnell said...


jack the ripper facts said...

Suspect looks very educated, wow! yet another 'Jack the Ripper'. Anyways, we couldn't conclude the case.