The 5 most likely suspects are Jack The Ripper (part 2)

 In the previous article, we learned that the 2 suspects are Jack The Ripper, and in this article, we will find out the other 3 and why they are suspected of being Jack The Ripper!

James Maybrick was a cotton merchant in Liverpool, born in 1838. Due to his profession, he traveled frequently between England and America.


In 1871 he settled in Norfolk, an important site in the cotton trade.

In 1880, he returned to England, and on this six-day trip he met an American woman named Florence Elizabeth Chandler, the daughter of a banker in Mobile, Alabama, and they then began head back and forth with each other.

Although Florence was 24 years younger, they were quickly married at a ceremony held in London.

However, their marriage quickly fell apart as Maybrick spent a lot of time in America, away from his young bride, and the two began having affairs with other people.

On April 27, 1889, Maybrick's health suddenly deteriorated and he died fifteen days later at his home in Aigburth.

Local police determined he was poisoned with arsenic, and his wife was arrested for the crime. She was initially convicted and initially sentenced to hang but her sentence was later reduced to life in prison.

Why is James Maybrick one of the suspects as Jack The Ripper?

In 1992, a document presented in the form of a diary appeared, which confirmed that he was Jack the Ripper. Although the diary never mentions Maybrick by name, it includes enough detail to conclude that readers would believe it was his.

In the diary, the author mentions five alleged victims of Jack The Ripper, and Maybrick's death in 1889 followed the deaths of the last five victims.

This diary was discovered by a Liverpudlian scrap metal dealer named Mike Barrett.

Furthermore, in 1993, a pocket watch made in 1847 was discovered with the letter "J. Maybrick" engraved on the inside, along with the words "I am Jack", as well as the name written on it. off of five victims murdered by Ripper.

Although the diary has undergone many checks, the authenticity of the documents related to the diary has not been concluded.

Barett, who is credited with discovering the diary, first claimed that he had received the book from Tony Devereux, even though Devereux had passed away in 1991, a year before he knew of its existence. of the diary. Barett's wife also provides contradictory statements to this claim, saying that the diary has stuck with her family for generations.

In addition, in 1995, Barett signed two affidavits claiming that he and his wife forged the diary. His attorney later denied the affidavit, before Barett withdrew his denial.

The pocket watch has been verified to be from that period and the engraving is proven to be at least several decades old. However, doodling on a watch is not considered solid evidence of a crime.

Thomas Neill Cream was a Scottish-Canadian born in Glasgow, and later raised outside Quebec City, Canada after his family moved there in 1854. He studied medicine at McGill University in Montreal and then received postgraduate training in medicine and surgery at hospitals in England and Scotland.

After obtaining a medical degree, Cream began practicing medicine in Canada and murdered Kate Gardener, his mistress, in 1879. It was discovered that she was pregnant and died of chloroform - one of the "specialties" ' from Cream while studying medicine, in the alley behind Cream's office.

Cream tried to turn his suspicions to a local businessman, but when that failed, he fled to America. There, he opened a practice on the edge of Chicago's red light district, which performed illegal abortions for prostitutes.

There, he continued his murderous streak, with numerous women coming to him to die under suspicious circumstances. It is believed that he poisoned many of these women with strychnine and other poisons.

Then, in 1881, the man was finally arrested after poisoning his new mistress's husband. After Cream's criminal partner exposed him, Cream was sentenced to life in prison.

However, Cream's brother managed to bribe the governor of Illinois to reduce Cream's sentence, and Cream was released in 1891 after only ten years.

While in captivity, Cream's father passed away, after being released from prison, Cream used his inheritance to go to England.

There he began living in Lambeth, Central London, where he continued his crimes. He regularly met local prostitutes, and poisoned them by adding strychnine to their drinks.

He killed four women in this way, attracting enough media attention and the press dubbed the anonymous killer "Lambeth Poisoner".

Cream sent many anonymous letters to newspapers accusing others of being the poisoner, but it was the details that were revealed that made the police suspect the writer of the letter was the killer.

They tracked him down and arrested him in 1892. Later that year he was hanged for these four murders.

Why is he one of the suspects as Jack The Ripper?

Most of the evidence that Cream is Jack The Ripper comes from the account of the "executor" who executed him - James Billington, who said that Cream's last words on the scaffold before being hanged were: I am Jack The…”.

This statement is proof that Jack The Ripper and Lambeth Poisoner are the same person, Cream was also a serial killer who targeted women in London at the time of many Jack The Ripper murders. But, no one else present at the execution could prove Billington's claim to be correct.

In fact, Cream was locked up in an Illinois prison at the time of Jack The Ripper's five major murders in 1888.

While proponents of this theory suggest that he may have left the prison prior to his official release or used someone who looks like him to serve a term in his position, up to Today, none of these ideas is substantiated by any contemporary literature.

Furthermore, these theories directly contradict the evidence presented by the Illinois government and the press of the time as well as Cream's attorneys, Cream's family, and Cream herself.

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