Well color us curious!
Looks like Jack the Ripper might have actually been Jackie the Ripper!
According to fifty-year ripperologist John Morris, all signs point to Lizzie Williams!
In his new book, Hand Of A Woman, John discusses the theory that's shocking historians everywhere.
According to him:
It is a controversial theory to say that a woman is the murderer, but these were crimes of jealously, envy and passion and all very female-oriented. The most stunning thing is there is no evidence that the killer was a man.
[When police found burned clothing in one of the victim's] it was always considered that they were hers, but it seems to be they were the killer’s clothes and she burned them and then took Mary's clothes to escape. One of the anomalies of the case is that a witness saw a woman in Mary's clothes afterwards and thought that it was her and investigators could never explain that.
Royal gynecologist Sir John Williams is believed to have been having an affair with the last victim (Mary) and it was alleged that he killed her. My father had a gift for seeing the obvious and he realized that it was William's wife, Lizzie, that had the motive. We decided to open an investigation to look into it and everything kept pointing back to Lizzie.
[Many wonder whether a woman could physically be capable of such crimes, but] between 1888 and Feb 2012 there have been 30 Ripper-type attacks – women who had their throats slit, stomachs cut open and wombs cut out – 29 have been caught and they were all women. This type of attack is a woman-only crime. It’s maternal instincts gone amok, according to psychologists, and in fact, the Ripper coroner, Wynne Baxter, said the uterus was the organ the murderer was determined to possess.
It is a shoe that doesn’t really fit. Lizzie Williams is the only one who ticks all the boxes.
Seeing as how those infamous "From Hell" letters turned out to be fake, we could totally buy into this with some more convincing.
Misogynists better watch out!!!
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