Monday, September 8, 2014

Jack the Ripper murders solved by DNA

The unidentified serial killer Jack the Ripper was famous for the Whitechapel killings in London in 1888. Though there were hundreds of suspects thought to be the real Jack the Ripper, no one was ever convicted for the murders, according to the Inquisitr News.

Now, with the help of the latest developments in forensic science, DNA evidence on the shawl of Catherine Eddowes, one of Jack the Ripper’s victims, has shown that one of the key suspects in the Whitechapel killings was indeed Jack the Ripper.
Businessman Russell Edwards, 48, bought the shawl from an auction and sought help from a professional in order to come up with the identity of Jack the Ripper. Dr. Jari Louhelainen is an expert in the analysis of genetic evidence from historical crime scenes.
According to Mirror UK, Louhelainen compared the 126-year-old DNA from the victim’s shawl to the DNA of the victim’s relatives as well as the DNA from the suspects’ relatives and found one of the suspect’s in the case was a perfect match – a Polish immigrant named Aaron Kosminski who moved to London from Russia in the early 1800′s.
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