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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Century Old Mystery Solved

Media coverage of Russell Edward's book, Naming Jack the Ripper : New Crime Scene Evidence, A Stunning Forensic Breakthrough, The Killer Revealed.

Amazon: "Bringing together ground-breaking forensic discoveries - including vital DNA evidence - and gripping historical detective work, Naming Jack the Ripper constructs the first truly convincing case for identifying the world's most notorious serial killer."
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The Report of Sir Charles Warren

London had begun to forget all about the horrible Whitechapel murders, when one morning not long ago the great metropolis was shaken from the innermost recesses of the city to the elegant suburbs that have been lately built for the occupation of the wealthy and cultivated by the announcement that Sir Charles Warren's dogs were loose.
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BBC Radio 5 Live Jack the Ripper Mystery Solved

Jack the Ripper mystery solved? Have researchers finally uncovered the identity of Jack the Ripper? Russell Edwards, author of Naming Jack the Ripper, said he has compiled evidence of who the world’s most famous serial killer really was. Along with Dr Jari Louhelainen, a Research Scientist at Liverpool John Moores University, Mr Edwards has examined a shawl taken from one of the murder scenes and identified DNA belonging to Aaron Kosminski, the man they have now named as Jack the Ripper. This clip is originally from 5 live Breakfast on Sunday 7 September 2014. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0266szr/player Save
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The East End in the 1800s

Except taken from ‘Naming Jack the Ripper’ by Russell Edwards It is just another phase: the East End has been through so many incarnations over the centuries. But the most interesting time to me is the 1880s, the era that spawned the Ripper Murders. In those times the neighbourhoods of Whitechapel and Spitalfields, as well as nearby districts like Bethnal Green, St George in the East and Poplar, had some of the most scandalously poor living conditions in London. The East End was, in parts, a vast, dirty, overcrowded slum, struggling to cope with the sheer number of people choosing to live there. Much of this was down
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