It’s a mystery that’s baffled the finest minds for over 125 years. In 1888, a series of brutal murders took place in poverty-ridden Whitechapel in London’s East End. The killer was given a nickname to match his grizzly deeds, but to this date the question remained: Who exactly was Jack the Ripper?
Molecular biologist Dr Jari Louhelainen believes he’s finally discovered the mystery murderer’s identity by analysing DNA and fluids from a shawl that businessman Russell Edwards bought in 2007.
But does the century old search really end there, or is this theory yet another red herring? Miran talks to Ipswich Councillor Paul Tully, a historian and “Ripperologist”, to find out more.