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Portrait of a Killer: 6 Chilling Jack the Ripper Theories

Who was the man (or woman) behind history's grisliest unsolved murder?


1. The Royal: Prince Albert Victor

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2. The Physician: Sir William Gull

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3. The Painter: Walter Sickert

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  • Walter Sickert’s 1908 painting, “What Shall We Do to Pay the Rent?” Alternatively “The Camden Town Murder”

4. The Merchant: James Maybrick

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5. The Surgeon: Sir John Williams

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6. The Woman: Lizzie Williams

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