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Liz Stride Kate Eddowes

On this day in 1888, known as the "Double Event," 45-year-old Elizabeth "Long Liz" Stride and 46-year-old Catherine "Kate" Eddowes, the third and fourth "canonical" victims of Jack the Ripper, were found murdered. Whether Stride's relatively unmutilated body indicates that the Ripper was interrupted or that her murder was the deed of an altogether different killer remains a debated question among students of the case.

Police News 1888

* See Casebook: Jack the Ripper's Elizabeth Stride page.
* See Casebook: Jack the Ripper's Catherine Eddowes page.


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Sep. 30th, 2013 03:06 pm (UTC)
I find it horrifying how this evil man has become a celebrated figure in pop culture.
Sep. 30th, 2013 03:34 pm (UTC)
From a historian's point of view, the case has attributes that are almost endlessly instructive/significant. But I think it's very important not to forget the victims, which is why I wanted to note these anniversaries. You're right - the idea of "celebrating" the Ripper is very disturbing indeed!

Edited at 2013-09-30 03:35 pm (UTC)
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