Police put together the e-fit from witness statements as part of a probe into the murderer for TV.
And officers believe today's techniques would have nailed the man who butchered prostitutes in Victorian London.
Met police re-examined the killings. Former Deputy Commissioner John Grieve created the e-fit. He said: "There's a misconception nobody saw the killer. That's not the case."
Jack the Ripper: The First Serial Killer - on Five tomorrow at 8pm - claims he was from an ordinary background, blowing the myth he might have been royal.
interesting that they think he was "hispanic" when this was 1880 britian, most people were white.
and a nice little website : http://www.antisuper...jackripper.html
A great deal of speculation has surrounded a recent Channel 5 programme which purported to show the face of Jack the Ripper. Experts, so the program claimed, had examined 13 statements taken from witnesses who may have seen Jack the Ripper with his victims shortly before their bodies were discovered and had come up with an image of the the face of Jack the Ripper. Laura Richards, head of analysis at Scotland Yard’s violent crime unit, which conducted the study, said: ‘For the first time, we are able to understand the kind of person Jack the Ripper was. We can name the street where lived, what he looked like and we can explain, finally, why he eluded justice.’ The experts included former Metropolitan Police Commander John Grieve (the same John Grieve it should be said who told Patricia Cornwall that Walter Sickert, the artist, was an “interesting chap you might want to check out.”)
( i really reccomend this site : http://www.jack-the-...the-ripper where the above text came from, relly worth the look)
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