Renowned historian, Mr Trow, has revealed his claims about Jack the Ripper’s true identity after utilizing modern forensic practises to come to his conclusion. Mei believes the infamous 1888 Whitechapel murderer was Robert Mann; a local mortuary assistant who lurked in the dark streets of London, credited for mutilating five prostitutes and according to Mr Trow, an additional two more women may have been involved.
Mr Trow has been working on this concept for two years using advanced forensic techniques like psychological and geographical profiling. The source of his investigation has stemmed from a similar FBI investigation that was filed in 1988, in which they created a criminal personality profile using house procedures.
The finished profile created by the FBI read that the killer was of the following:
- Unskilled worker
- Low social class / background
- Lacks social skills
- From a broken home
Mr Trow was quoted: ‘I wanted to go beyond the myth of a caped man with a top hat and knife, and get to the reality, and the reality is simply that Jack was an ordinary man. ’
One of the victims, Martha Tabram, was found in Gunthorpe Street with 39 stab wounds. Mei believes she was the first victim of Jack the Ripper’s sickening quest and an Alice Mackenzie was believed to have been the last victim, murdered eight months after the confirmed five. These two women, along with the other confirmed victims, would have been taken to where Robert Mann worked, at the Whitechapel mortuary.
Polly Nichols, the first official victim, was taken to the mortuary for police examination by Robert Mann who had unlocked it for them. Mann was then called as a witness into her death but his statement, however, would be unaccredited as he was deemed unreliable on the basis that his fits caused damage to his memory.
It is believed that Mann was from a very underprivileged background, in which his father was absent from most of his upbringing, and suffered throughout his working life in the agonising workhouses, deemed the relegation of society.