September 8th, 2013

Ripper/suspicion

The 125th Anniversary of the Autumn of Terror, Cont'd

Annie Chapman


On this day in 1888, Annie Chapman, the second "canonical" victim of Jack the Ripper, was found murdered and mutilated in the backyard of 29 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, London.

Below is the marker found at the murder site today.

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Chapman is the only Ripper victim for whom there is a known and verified photograph taken in life. Below is a portrait of Annie and her husband John Chapman, c.1869, as originally posted on Casebook: Jack the Ripper with the permission of the Chapman family and Neal Shelden.

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* See Casebook: Jack the Ripper's Annie Chapman page.