The similarity with historic cases of “blood libel” is obvious.
*Credit to Sabrina Van Zant for this witticism.
Aaron Kosminski was the notorious serial killer who hunted on the streets of Victorian London, according to scientists.
New evidence finds that two sets of DNA traces on the clothing matches that of both Kosminski and one of his murdered victims Catherine Eddowes.
Aaron Kosminski, a Polish barber, has been revealed as notorious murderer Jack the Ripper, according to scientists
New evidence finds that two sets of DNA traces on a blood-stained shawl owned by Russell Edwards (pictured) matches that of both Kosminski and one of his murdered victims Catherine Eddowes
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 identity was confirmed by researchers from Liverpool John Moores University who shared their findings in the Journal of Forensic Sciences.
They wrote: ‘We describe for the first time systematic, molecular level analysis of the only surviving physical evidence linked to the Jack the Ripper murders.
‘Finding both matching profiles in the same piece of evidence enhances the statistical probability of its overall identification and reinforces the claim that the shawl is authentic.’