Frederick Deeming just MIGHT have been Jack The Ripper

United States
March 3, 2017 3:29am CST
I've heard a few theories, one being that it was actually a Jill the Ripper but that is mainly shot down because of the brutality and the strength that would have been needed. However, there is one that I just watched a documentary on. "Jack The Ripper : Prime Suspect" is the name. An Ex Scotland Yard investigator takes time in his retirement to investiate any and all known leads. He tries to compare between the two and there is a lot of comparisons. Even Scotland Yard in that time had considered him to be a possible suspect. The motive attributed to it being Frederick Deeming is that he (Frederick) had contracted Syphillis and it had been noted he'd said that the woman (a prostitute) should be made to suffer for it. That wasn't the actual wording, I'm not perfect and so I don't honestly remember exactly what was said. The documentary shows a FBI Profile of the case. Everything that the profile surmised of the potential killer fits well with Frederick Deeming. He had a past history of killing, the most horrendous were of his wife and children. Back to Syphilis, it's symptoms can include paranoia and anger, which is obvious in the meticulous ways "Jack the Ripper" killed. During the documentary a sample of a shawl taken from the victim was used, but no DNA could be extracted. A letter that people strongly believed to have actually been from Jack The Ripper was also analyzed. A stamp was re-hydrated but the saliva found was from a female. That closes the case there, but only because a DNA sample from Deeming's wife could not be found, which is what they wished to compare the saliva too. I'm quite horrible at re-telling of stories, so here's a link to a "Case File" on it.
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@allen0187 (33914)
• Philippines
3 Mar 17
Thanks for sharing the link. Will read it in a bit.
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• United States
3 Mar 17
You will have to tell me what you think.
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@allen0187 (33914)
• Philippines
3 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum I will. I just never got around to opening the link until now.
• United States
5 Mar 17
@allen0187 If you go to Scott's post above, I've also posted the link to the documentary. I was able to find it on youtube.
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@tzwrites (4954)
• Romania
3 Mar 17
This is one of the most fascinating historical cases. I like reading about this.
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• United States
3 Mar 17
There are so many theories, but this partiular one (I think) is the closest to being the most accurate.
@teamfreak16 (41406)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
3 Mar 17
I'd watch that. Is it a DVD?
• United States
3 Mar 17
It's on netflix right now. Under Documentaries.
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@teamfreak16 (41406)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
3 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum - Oh. Yeah, we don't have Netflix.
• United States
3 Mar 17
@teamfreak16 That should be the one I watched last night.
Please Enjoy and Subscribe. Thanks! The identity of Britain's most notorious serial killer, Jack The Ripper, has fascinated fans of true crime, lovers of Vic...
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@Telynor (1325)
• United States
4 Mar 17
I did watch this one. I personally don't think that the identity of the Ripper will ever be known. Have you read the book by Patricia Cornwell, and her theory that it might have been Walter Sickert?
• United States
5 Mar 17
No, I hadn't heard of the author or (that I can recall) that suspect. I will have to look it up and give it a read. *edit* I had to come back and edit because after you mentioned this book it popped up on my kindle's homescreen. I've purchased it and will read it when I finish the books I have waiting for me.
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@Telynor (1325)
• United States
7 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum I'll be looking forward to seeing what you think of it.
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• United States
8 Mar 17
@Telynor I intend to review it when I get to it! TBR list and all.
@shaggin (37756)
• United States
3 Mar 17
I actually think you did a really good retelling of this. Jack the Ripper is something that is a really interesting case. I have tons of books on serial killers and I believe I have an old one on Jack the Ripper. There was a really good movie about it some years back.
• United States
3 Mar 17
If you like things like that, and have netflix, I'd recommend looking at the documentary section. There are quite a few different documentaries on the subject of serial killers and psychopaths. i watched a movie a few years back, but it's got to have been atleast ten years if not more. It was more "movie-ized" so to speak, not really documentary style.
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
3 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum Yes the one I watched was not a documentary it was turned into a movie. I want to say it had someone like Jared Leto in it or someone really famous. It probably was the same movie you are talking about. My husband was still alive when I watched it so it was at least 5 years ago.
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• United States
5 Mar 17
@shaggin I prefer documentaries on Jack, but movies do shine a different perspectve on the entire matter.
@LadyDuck (176770)
• Switzerland
3 Mar 17
I think it's too late now to solve the case and I wonder if what was said about a very important man behind the mask of Jack the Ripper is the truth. This would explain why Scotland Yard did not dig more to find the criminal.
• United States
3 Mar 17
With each passing day the likelihood that it will ever be solved is less and less. I've heard "whisperings" that people believe someone within Scotland Yard or a Government position might have been involved. I am not sure though, I think that there is enough evidence from that time to rule that out somewhat. Unless there was a key piece of evidence no one would have realized was missing. There is the inspector who handed off the shawl of one of the victim's to his niece. That shawl remained within the family, and still is in the family today.
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@LadyDuck (176770)
• Switzerland
4 Mar 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum I am sure that someone knew who was the killer, because suddenly the murders stopped.
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@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
4 Mar 17
According to this he couldn't have been Jack the Ripper, he lived in South Africa and Australia for a good portion of the period when Jack the Ripper was active. Deeming lived in Australia with his second wife until 1891, and the Jack the Ripper murders were between 88 and 91.
• United States
5 Mar 17
I didn't read the article I gave. I did post a link to the documentary on Scott's response here. The documentary breaks things down a bit more and I think proves that he actually was in London at the time.
@josie_ (7776)
• Philippines
3 Mar 17
DNA would have solve the mystery of Jack the ripper. But that would have taken away the ghoulish fascination people have with this Victorian serial killer. Personally I like the speculation that a member of the British royal family was Jack the ripper.
• United States
3 Mar 17
Yes, I'd heard about it potentially being a Prince but it's been years since I've read that theory. As for DNA, obviously that wasn't something available at the time. I think fingerprints were just coming into use as is.
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