Friday, November 4, 2011

Jack the Ripper's knife found?

It was found among possessions belonging to Welsh surgeon Sir John Williams, a chief suspect in the Victorian murders.

Sir John, known to his family at the time of the killings as "Uncle Jack" was the surgeon to Queen Victoria who lived in London at the time of the slayings.

He fled the capital after the murders and later founded the National Library for Wales in Aberystwyth.

One of his distant relatives has now unearthed the old black-handled surgeon's knife, which he used for operations, and believes it could be the murder weapon.

Tony Williams, 49, Sir John's great-great-great-great nephew, has now published a book, which features the startling image of the knife, to expose his relative's guilt.

Story in the link.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm, I dunno. It seems possible, but there are SO many theories about The Ripper's identity, many of which have strong evidence behind them. Years ago, I read the Patricia Cornwell book, and was pretty sold on her suspect, until I read a little deeper into the case. I came away convinced that her entire premise was based on a faulty assumption. More than likely, we will never know.