This is one of the best news stories I’ve ever seen: a doctor in Liverpool, Dr. Jari Louhelainen, analyzed blood stains on the shawl of one of Jack the Ripper’s victims, Catherine Eddowes, which also contained DNA from “Jack” himself. She tracked down descendants of both the victim and the suspect to get their DNA and see what she could find out.
And voila! A cold case from 1888 is solved by modern science!
“Jack,” it turns out, was one Aaron Kosminski. He was suspected at the time of having been the killer the press dubbed “The Ripper.”
The truth always comes out. It just sometimes takes quite a while before it gets revealed. One hundred and twenty-six years, in this case. To Dr. Louhelainen, I say BRAVA!
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