(ConservativeHub.com) – British detectives began finding mutilated women’s bodies in the streets of Whitechapel in the fall of 1888. Eventually, police dubbed the murderer, who called himself Jack the Ripper in notes to the authorities, a serial killer. Scotland Yard Investigator Frederick Abberline was one of the many people working to find out who killed the five women victims in such a horrific way. Apparently his walking stick, an artifact historians thought they’d lost, had a face etched into it, which is believed to be that of Jack the Ripper. Now, it has resurfaced.
For a long time, the Police College in Bramshill, Hampshire, stored Abberline’s cane, which held the only suspected facial composite of Jack the Ripper. However, when it shut down in 2015, the walking stick disappeared, taking the only suspected likeness of the notorious serial killer with it.
But, while staff began sorting artifacts recently at the headquarters for the College of Policing in Ryton, West Midlands, they stumbled upon the now infamous object.
— New York Post (@nypost) December 29, 2022
This cane and its etched face show just how far policing has come since the late 1800s. Despite the incredible advances in forensics, DNA testing, and murder investigations, the mystery of Jack the Ripper continues to haunt the public as no one knows with certainty who brutally murdered at least five women in the fall of 1888.
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