Shawl that nailed Polish Lunatic Aaron Kosminski and the Forensic expert that made the critical match

By Dr Jari Louhelainen When Russell Edwards first approached me in 2011, I wasn’t aware of the massive levels of interest in the Ripper case, as I’m a scientist originally from Finland. But by early this year, when I realised we were on the verge of making a big discovery, working on the shawl had taken over my life, occupying me from early in the morning until late at night. It has taken a great deal of hard work, using cutting-edge scientific techniques which would not have been possible five years ago. To extract DNA samples from the stains on
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Jack the Ripper Johnny Depp Tim Burton

Jack the Ripper, Johnny Depp, Tim Burton and us – the men who solved the 126-year-old murder mystery on how their lives have changed Meet the Merseyside men who unmasked Jack The Ripper “I’d like Johnny Depp to play me in the film of our story, but he would need to cut his hair – and maybe he’d need to Skype me at Liverpool John Moores University so he could work on my Finnish accent!” This is a sentence Dr Jari Louhelainen – the senior lecturer in molecular biology at JMU whose brilliant scientific detective work helped unmask the identity
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