Aaron the Ripper?

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Aaron the Ripper?

Scientists performing a DNA test to reveal the identity of Jack the Ripper courtesy of independent.co.uk

Scientists performing a DNA test to reveal the identity of Jack the Ripper courtesy of independent.co.uk

independent.co.uk

Scientists performing a DNA test to reveal the identity of Jack the Ripper courtesy of independent.co.uk

independent.co.uk

independent.co.uk

Scientists performing a DNA test to reveal the identity of Jack the Ripper courtesy of independent.co.uk

Nigel Ice, Staff Reporter

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After almost 200 years, the identity of the mass murderer, Jack the Ripper, may have finally been discovered. Jack the Ripper was a famous serial killer in Victorian London from 1888-1891. With eleven victims over three years, Jack the Ripper was never caught. All of his victims were believed to be prostitutes and were usually found murdered with wounds that almost seemed like the work of a professional surgeon. The list of suspects mainly consisted of surgeons and doctors of middle age due to this fact alone, but what DNA tests have discovered is shocking.

According to the journal published in The Sun, the identity of Jack the Ripper seemed to be a 23-year-old Polish barber named Aaron Kaminski. Kaminski was also suggested to be the Ripper in 2014 when a DNA test using blood from a shawl linked to Catherine Eddowes and Elizabeth Stride, two of the five victims believed to be Jack’s in the Whitechapel District. Although only five are believed to be the work of Jack the Ripper, experts say that there is a possibility that there could have been up to eighteen victims in the Whitechapel District alone. Researchers have said that the tests performed recently have been “the most systematic and most advanced genetic analysis to date regarding the Jack the Ripper murders.” They also said “for the first time systematic, molecular level analysis of the only surviving physical evidence linked to the Jack the Ripper murders” has been found. 

The idea that it is even possible that people may now know the identity of one of the world’s most famous murderers almost two hundred years later opens up a door for even more revelations in the future. Maybe in the near future, people will find out how the pyramids were built, where Stonehenge came from, or a consensus whether or not Apple is better than Android.