Was Chicago Doctor Serial Killer London’s Jack The Ripper?

Was Chicago Doctor Serial Killer London’s Jack The Ripper? Descendant Of American Murderer Investigates Links Between The Notorious Criminals – Daily Mail

One descendant of H.H. Holmes, the notorious Chicago man known as America’s first serial killer, now suggests his ancestor could actually have also been the London serial killer Jack the Ripper.

Jeff Mudgett, the great-great-great-grandson of the killer, has submitted handwriting samples from both Holmes and Jack the Ripper for review and handwriting experts have confirmed the likelihood they could stem from the same hand.

Now Mudgett is on a quest to see if the American, believed to have killed 200 victims before he was caught in 1894, had made any documented visits to London around the same time with the killing wave swept through London.

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Serial killer: H.H. Holmes confessed to killing 27 people before he was caught in 1894, but many believe he was responsible for the deaths of 200


Scene of crime: The Murder Castle, circa 1893, was designed by Holmes to have secret passage ways and body chutes to transport bodies

Herman Webster Mudgett, known as H.H. Holmes, was a wealthy and well-educated doctor in Chicago, where he moved in 1884 from his native New Hampshire.

He eventually became owner of a drugstore and opened a hotel in Englewood, a suburb of the Windy City.

But the 60-room boarding house was a murder trap – having been constructed to allow the proprietor easy access to his victims.

Dubbed ‘the murder castle’ he designed the structure with windowless rooms equipped with gas lines
and body chutes so he could transport his sedated or already dead victims to the basement of the hotel.


Hidden: A diagram that appeared in the Chicago Tribune showed the secret passage ways inside of the ‘Murder Castle’ where Holmes could easily move his victims to the basement


Striking: Jeff Mudgett enlisted handwriting experts to compare the handwriting of H.H. Holmes and Jack the Ripper. The experts say they likely came from the same hand

Some victims were locked in their bedrooms, that were soundproof and fixed with gas lines, so they would be asphyxiated.

Others were kept in a soundproof bank vault, where they would be kept and ultimately would suffocate.

Once the victims died, hidden body chutes would allow Holmes to drop their sedated or dead bodies to the basement of the hotel, where he would dissect the corpses – selling the skeletons to medical schools.

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Deadly: Jack the Ripper (portrayed in the 2001 film From Hell) is believed to have killed five prostitutes in London in 1888

Holmes was finally caught and admitted to killing 27 people, though some suspect he was to blame for 200 deaths.

He was hanged in May 1896.

He had been married to three different women and had an unknown number of children.

Jeff Mudgett learned of his terrifying heritage when his grandmother decided to investigate their lineage as part of a growing tend among families wishing to find out more about their family tree.

‘It left him questioning everything he thought he knew about himself and his family. The new information forever changed him, propelling him down a new path in search of the truth,’ according to an interview he gave to Ancestry.com.

He began looking into the heinous crimes of his ancestor and the inquiry took a turn, when he began to notice similarities in Mudgett’s modus operandi and that of Jack the Ripper.

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Jeff Mudgett learned of his family history at the age of 40

‘Jeff had H.H. Holmes’ handwriting compared to the infamous Jack the Ripper letter. One expert, recommended by the British Library, concluded both were written by the “same hand,” while a computer program used by the Postal Service and Department of Justice stated it was a 97.95 per cent match.’

Jack the Ripper was the title given to the unidentified killer who preyed upon the poor and immigrant communities of London in 1888, killing five.

It’s believed that this killer targeted female prostitutes, whose throats were slashed before the perpetrator mutilated their internal organs.

The abdominal mutilation caused many to believe the killer was surgically trained.

The identity of the murderer has remained unknown but he has arguably become the world’s most famous killers, even a century after his deadly spree.

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‘Grim Sleeper’ Serial Killer May Have Murdered Eight More Women

‘Grim Sleeper’ Serial Killer May Have Murdered Eight More Women – ABC News

Lonnie Franklin Jr., the man suspected of being the “Grim Sleeper” serial killer may be responsible for the disappearance or murder of eight more women according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said evidence uncovered at Franklin Jr.’s home could tie him to six missing persons, one unsolved murder and the possible murder of an unidentified woman.

Police announced the findings Tuesday night as part of their ongoing investigation into a series of killings and missing persons in and around the Los Angeles community where the 57-year-old lived.

Franklin, Jr. is accused of murdering ten young women between 1985 and 2007 in South Los Angeles.

He had been dubbed the “Grim Sleeper” because of the perceived 14-year-gap in his alleged crime spree.

Evidence Found at Home Links Suspect to 3 Victims

Of the six missing, investigators connected three of them to Franklin Jr. with evidence found at his home.

Detectives also believe Franklin Jr. is linked to an unsolved 1988 murder of a woman who lived and worked near his south Los Angeles home.

Another woman’s identity is unknown, but police found a photo of her in his refrigerator- a place that seemed to be where the suspect kept snap shots of several women.

It’s “what appears to be his special location,” for storing his cache of pictures said lead homicide detective Dennis Kilycoyne.

Following his arrest last summer, police spent three days combing through his home and property.

There, they collected mounds of evidence against the former city sanitation worker, including thousands of photographs of different woman- most of them unidentified.

This past December, the Los Angeles Police Department released 180 photos of those mysterious women in effort to get the public’s help in identifying them.

The response was overwhelming and leads poured into the downtown Los Angeles police headquarters.

Louisa Pensanti, the attorney representing Franklin Jr., did not return ABC News’ request for comment, but she has in the past criticized police for releasing the photographs of women found at Franklin Jr.’s home.

Pensanti said the photos are of Franklin Jr.’s friends and family and that their release is “jeopardizing Lonnie Franklin’s chance for a fair trial.”

“The photographs include members and friends of the Franklin family, all now subject to the intense scrutiny of the public as well as the police,” Pensanti told ABC News.

She added that the photos were not part of the evidence discovery that she was provided with by the District Attorney’s Office, and she also told the Associated Press that Franklin’s relatives are upset the photos were released.

But in an interview with ABC News’ David Wright, Kilcoyne doubted the alleged murderer ever took a break from his killing spree.

“I don’t believe for a minute he was quiet.”

Franklin Jr. is charged with 10 counts of murder and one attempted murder. He is due back in court on June 1.

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At the bottom of the Pit of Moral Retardation and digging

That is the place you will find the most ardent defenders of “pro-choice” Verum Serum takes these miscreants to task for their complete lack of morality.

He was a bad man but not an “abortion doctor” according to Jeanne Sager. Yes, women were coming to Gosnell for illegal abortions and he was providing them with dead babies for a fee, but according to Sager, Gosnell wasn’t really an abortionist”

It’s perfectly justifiable for the court system to prosecute him on the allegations that women died in his office because of piss poor medical care. It’s justifiable too to charge him with murder for allegedly inducing labor, then killing the live babies with scissors. That wasn’t abortion. Abortion does not take the life of a child who has entered this world. There is a very clear line, and Gosnell crossed it.

So that’s the gist of the argument.  You see, by allowing the babies to be born first, he crossed that always fine line between abortionist and serial killer. I find it noteworthy that those two are always so close together. Kill babies moments after birth, you’re a serial killer facing the death penalty. Kill them moments before, you’re a respected professional in a service industry.

The same viable infants–had they been killed inside the womb–would be of no account in Jeanne Sager’s view. In that case, they would be just so much medical waste. But once they take a breath outside the womb they are magically and instantly transformed into real people.

It’s good to have bright lines to fall back on, especially when they mark a distinction without a difference.

There is no more morally depraved group of people on earth than those who delude themselves into not only excusing, but perversely celebrating infanticide. Consider one more quote from Sager.

Fact: Kermit Gosnell was not acting as an “abortion doctor” when he allegedly killed living, breathing babies. He was acting as a murderer.

Is this person so demented that they cannot grasp the obvious? That baby was ALIVE, minutes before it was removed from the womb. How could it not be? Does Sager somehow think that the child ONLY came to life, developed organs, and limbs and eyes when it was pulled out of its mother?

UPDATE!! Sager is not alone in the Pit of Moral Retardation

“I’ve scooped brains out of buckets, I’ve counted dendrites in slices cut from the brains of dead babies. You want to make me back down by trying to inspire revulsion with dead baby pictures? I look at them unflinchingly and see meat. And meat does not frighten me.”
Paul Z. Myers, University of Minnesota biology professor

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