Century Old Mystery Solved

Broadcast TV (UK):

BBC News Channel – Breakfast Russell Edwards and Dr Jari Louhelainen, 07 September,

ITN London Tonight Interview with Russell Edwards & B-Roll, 07 September

http://www.itv.com/news/2014-09-07/has-jack-the-rippers-identity-finally-been-revealed/

ITV National News Interview with Russell Edwards & B-Roll, 07 September

http://www.itv.com/news/2014-09-07/has-jack-the-rippers-identity-finally-been-revealed/

Sky News – Eamonn Holmes Mentioned in Paper Review, 08 September

BBC London News Interview with Russell Edwards and Dr Jari Louhelainen at scene of murder, 6pm, 08 September http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-29119092

London Live – Breakfast Show Russell Edwards live interview, 8am, 09 September

Islam Channel Russell Edwards live interview, 09 September

Channel 5 News Russell Edwards and Karen Miller, using B-roll, 6.30pm, 10 September

ITV -Alan Titchmarsh History feature with Russell Edwards, 3pm, 11 September

http://www.itv.com/alantitchmarsh

Radio (UK National):

BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast, 07 September,

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0266szr

BBC Radio 4 – Broadcasting House Mention on paper review, 07 September

BBC Radio 4 – Today Russell and Jari interview, 08 September,

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29106437

BBC Radio 4 – Inside Science: Jari interview, 11 September

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04gc2y0

Radio (UK Regional):

BBC London The Breakfast Show, 08 September,

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p012j2kp

BBC Radio Solent Russell Edwards and Dr Jari Louhelainen interviews, 08

September

BBC Radio Merseyside Russell Edwards and Dr Jari Louhelainen interviews, 08

September

BBC Radio Cornwall Russell Edwards and Dr Jari Louhelainen interviews, 08

September

BBC Radio Humberside Russell Edwards and Dr Jari Louhelainen interviews, 08

September

BBC Radio Scotland Russell Edwards and Dr Jari Louhelainen interviews, 08

September

BBC Radio Foyle Russell Edwards and Dr Jari Louhelainen interviews, 08

September

BBC Radio Jersey Russell Edwards and Dr Jari Louhelainen interviews, 08

September

BBC Radio Suffolk Russell Edwards and Dr Jari Louhelainen interviews, 08

September

BBC Radio Ulster Russell Edwards and Dr Jari Louhelainen interviews, 08

September

BBC Radio Essex Russell Edwards and Dr Jari Louhelainen interviews, 08

September

BBC Merseyside Live interview with Russell Edwards, 09 September

BBC Radio Sheffield – Drive Time Interview with Russell Edwards, 09 September

BBC Radio Berkshire Interview with Russell Edwards, 09 September

UK Newspapers:

Mail on Sunday How I unmasked Jack the Ripper, 07 September

The Independent Does DNA finally solve riddle of Jack the Ripper? 08 September

I Pair claim to have identified Jack the Ripper, 08 September

Daily Telegraph Armchair detective claims Jack the Ripper was a Polish immigrant, 08 September

Daily Telegraph Guy Walters comment, It’s case closed for Jack the Ripper – alas

Daily Mirror This is Jack the Ripper, 08 September

Daily Mail Did the horrors he witnessed as a boy turn a Polish hairdresser into Jack the Ripper? 08 September

Daily Express I’ve found the Ripper from DNA on a shawl, 08 September

The Sun Jack the Crimper, 08 September

The Times DNA ‘proves Jack the Ripper was Polish barber’, 08 September

Metro Jack the Clipper, 08 September

Regional papers (UK):

Liverpool Echo Liverpool scientist: How I solved the mystery of Jack the Ripper, 07 September, http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-scientist-how-solved-mystery-7732111

The Barnet Press Interviewed with Russell Edwards, 11 September

Broadcast TV (International)

Aljazeera English Service Is this the true face of Jack the Ripper? 7pm, 08 September, http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2014/09/jack-ripper-identity-revealed-20149823529369770.html

CNN – Ashleigh Banfield (US) Russell Edwards Live interview, 08 September http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/09/08/exp-jack-the-ripper-case-solved.cnn.html

CNN news (US) News package filmed with Russell Edwards in East London, 08 September http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/09/08/exp-jack-the-ripper-case-solved.cnn.html

ZDF (Germany) News package filmed with Russell Edwards in East London, 09 September

Channel 5 (Russia) News package filmed with Russell Edwards in East London, 09 September

Asahi TV (Japan) News package filmed with Russell Edwards in East London, 10 September

Radio (International):

Radio New Zealand 07 September http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/20148739/jack-the-ripper%27s-identity-revealed

BBC World Service – Newshour Russell Edwards and Dr Jari Louhelainen interviews, 08 September http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p025tlb4

Radio France L’énigme de Jack l’Eventreur résolue ? 8 September

BBC World Service (US) Russell Edwards interview, 8 September

ABC Breakfast (Aus) Russell Edwards live interview, 8 September

Newstalk 1010, Toronto (Canada) Russell Edwards live interview, 9 September

NewsTalk Florida (US) Russell Edwards live interview, 9 September

SiriusXM (US) Russell Edwards live interview, 9 September

MTV News (Finland) Dr Jari Louhelainen interview, 10 September

CBC Radio – As It Happens(Canada) Dr Jari Louhelainen interview, 10 September

YLE (Finland) Dr Jari Louhelainen interview, 10 September

International newspapers:

The Times of India ‘Jack the Ripper was Polish barber called Aaron Kosminski’, new book claims, 08 September, http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/Europe/Jack-the-Ripper-was-Polish-barber-called-Aaron-Kosminski-new-book-claims/articleshow/41990717.cms

Bild Newspaper (Germany) News story, 08 September, http://www.bild.de/news/ausland/scotland-yard/dna-auf-schal-fuehrt-zu-jack-the-ripper-37572476.bild.html

Sydney Morning Herald Johnny Depp inspired the hunt for the ‘real’ Jack the Ripper, 08 September, http://www.smh.com.au/world/johnny-depp-inspired-the-hunt-for-the-real-jack-the-ripper-20140908-10dpay.html

Le Figaro Identity of Jack the Ripper revealed, 07 September, http://www.lefigaro.fr/international/2014/09/07/01003-20140907ARTFIG00166-l-identite-demasquee-de-jack-l-eventreur.php

Toronto Star DNA identifies true Jack the Ripper, says amateur sleuth, 07 September, http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/09/07/dna_identifies_true_jack_the_ripper_says_amateur_sleuth.html

International Business Times Has the Mystery of Jack the Ripper’s Identity Finally Been Solved? 07 September, http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/has-mystery-jack-rippers-identity-finally-been-solved-1464379

New York Daily News Notorious killer Jack the Ripper identified in new book: report, 07 September, http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/jack-ripper-identified-new-book-report-article-1.1931254

Online:

France Info L’énigme de Jack l’Eventreur résolue ? 8 September http://www.franceinfo.fr/actu/faits-divers/article/l-enigme-de-jack-l-eventreur-resolue-564759

The Guardian Jack the Ripper was Polish immigrant Aaron Kosminski, book claims, 08 September, http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/sep/08/jack-the-ripper-polish-aaron-kosminski-dna

Fox News DNA testing reportedly reveals identity of Jack the Ripper, 08 September, http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/09/08/dna-testing-reportedly-reveals-identity-jack-ripper/?intcmp=latestnews

TIME Jack the Ripper was a Polish Barber, Says Amateur Sleuth, 08 September, http://time.com/3298291/jack-the-ripper-was-a-polish-barber-says-amateur-sleuth/

Irish Times Mystery of identity of Jack the Ripper ‘solved’, 08 September, http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/uk/mystery-of-identity-of-jack-the-ripper-solved-1.1921501

Irish Independent Has Jack the Ripper’s identity really been revealed using DNA evidence? 08 September, http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/books/book-news/has-jack-the-rippers-identity-really-been-revealed-using-dna-evidence-30568628.html

Le Monde (blog) Cold Case – The identity of Jack the Ripper could finally be known, 08 September, http://bigbrowser.blog.lemonde.fr/2014/09/08/cold-case-lidentite-de-jack-leventreur-serait-enfin-connue/

MTV.com Case Solved: Jack the Ripper Unmasked by DNA Technology, 08 September, http://www.mtv.com/news/1923256/jack-the-ripper-unmasked/

CCTV News Jack the Ripper finally unmasked? 08 September, http://www.cctvnews.cn/2014/09/08/jack-the-ripper-finally-unmasked/

Shots (Ezine) Naming Jack the Ripper, 08 September, http://www.shotsmag.co.uk/feature_view.aspx?FEATURE_ID=258

Huffington Post UK Jack the Ripper ‘identified by DNA breakthrough’ as Aaron Kosminski, 07 September, http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/09/07/jack-the-ripper-identified_n_5779484.html

Radio Times Jack the Ripper unmasked: DNA tests ‘prove’ that he was a Polish hairdresser called Aaron Kosminski, 07 September, http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-09-07/jack-the-ripper-unmasked-dna-tests-prove-that-he-was-a-polish-hairdresser-called-aaron-kosminski

Io9 Three things to keep in mind about the big Jack the Ripper ‘reveal’, 07 September, http://io9.com/three-things-to-keep-in-mind-about-the-big-jack-the-rip-1631736706

Gizmodo Has Forensic Science Finally Unmasked Jack the Ripper? 07 September http://gizmodo.com/has-forensic-science-finally-unmasked-jack-the-ripper-1631711939

Yahoo News UK Jack the Ripper mystery ‘solved’, 07 September, https://uk.news.yahoo.com/jack-ripper-mystery-solved-113522101.html#T2hH7Sz

Examiner Jack the Ripper: New book claims to know identity of infamous serial killer, 07 September, http://www.examiner.com/article/jack-the-ripper-new-book-claims-to-know-identity-of-infamous-serial-killer

Jezebel Jack the Ripper’s Identity Revealed, Thanks to DNA Analysis, 07 September, http://jezebel.com/jack-the-ripper-s-identity-has-been-revealed-thanks-to-1631678595

ITV News Has Jack the Ripper’s identity finally been revealed? 07 September, http://www.itv.com/news/2014-09-07/has-jack-the-rippers-identity-finally-been-revealed/

Mashable New Book Claims to Reveal Identity of Jack the Ripper Using DNA Analysis, 07 September, http://mashable.com/2014/09/07/jack-the-ripper-book/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link

Buzzfeed A forensic scientist claims to have finally identified Jack the Ripper, 07 September, http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/a-forensic-scientist-claims-to-have-finally-identified-jack

I dedicate this poem to Russell Edwards, with the shawl owned by Catherine Eddowes, he managed to use it to identify Jack The Ripper.

 

To many he was legendary,

monster-like fascination,

mankind felt he was predatory,

created a hundred year old investigation.

 

First celebrity psycho,

others described and compared,

many will never overshadow,

worst crimes were conquered and inspired.

 

British ate up every tidbit,

even Peter Kurten mimicked,

butcheries he would commit,

in Whitechapel slum district.

 

A man so infamous,

one claimed to be him,

Thomas Neil Cream was villainous,

last words, “I am Jack The -” were awfully grim.

 

The legend was still alive,

even after Patricia Cornwell,

convicted a post-impressionist painter demoralize,

leaving the mystery to dwell.

 

People picture him when they hear, “serial killer,”

creating an ideal of profiling,

his name is Jack The Ripper,

notoriety still breathing.

 

He turned himself into a modern phenomenon,

self-proclaimed expert,

a monster craving acknowledgment,

who was eccentric tempered.

 

Stalking victims in the night,

for his sex-crazed frenzy,

mercifully swift with his knife,

physically stealthy.

 

Savagely violent sexual sadist,

most famous in the Victorian Era,

incisions that looked practiced,

possessing five women who wore more mascara.

 

Year was 1888,

between August through November,

each sufferer’s mutilations inflate,

studied the art of human dismember.

 

Began with a women named Mary Anne Nichols,

she was his first guinea pig,

compared to the others he took only a nibble,

slashed throat and abdominal solely picked.

 

September 8th was the last day for Ann Chapman,

took the next opportunity to try something new,

used her body as insightful surgical advancement,

carved stomach making intestines spew.

 

The next two were done together,

Elizabeth Stride was the quickest,

brutally mutilated however,

Catharine Eddowes was more of a biscuit.

 

Cutting off pieces of her face,

disemboweling her entire body,

enclosing a letter with her kidney without a trace,

fried the other for a meal impenetrably.

 

Ended with Mary Kelly,

flaunting mixed with sadistic fun,

combining them for the most deadly,

his finale has only begun.

 

Performing the art of serial murder,

inhumane in ferocity,

placed on a table for the observer,

in his own form of poetry.

 

Throat was cut with her forehead skinned,

thighs to her feet stripped of flesh,

parts of her frame trimmed,

a hand shoved into her stomach to only impress.

 

With technological advancements,

such notoriety finally has been revealed,

by finding the DNA of Catharine Eddowes’s female descendant,

the case has been sealed.

 

Aaron Kosminski is his name,

only just a hairdresser,

spawned incredible fame,

a performance for his pleasure.

 

Knowledgeable of his habits,

he dropped off the face of the earth,

he sent himself to a straightjacket,

left with a legacy as a sense of worth.

-Savannah Ames