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A Suspect for Jack the Ripper Montague John Druitt

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Suspect of ?Jack the Ripper? ? Montague John Druitt "Jack the Ripper" is the popular name given to a serial killer who has been claimed to have killed 5 prostitutes in the East End of London, in the districts of Whitechapel, in 1888. The 5 prostitutes were Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly. The name originates from a letter written by someone who claimed to be the killer published at the time of the murders. He was also called the Whitechapel Murderer and "Leather Apron.? The ripper has been described by most witnesses as a man with the height about 5?6? with the age of 30 to 35. ...read more.


Montague John Druitt, the son of a surgeon was born in 1857. Druitt graduated with a degree in classics and went to teach at a boarding school in Blackheath and was later dismissed, possibly because of his homosexuality. After a few years, his body was found floating in the Thames River at the end of December 1888, just a month after the last victim was killed. The first reason why Druitt is a strong suspect of the murder is because of the time of his death. His death was seen as committing a suicide after killing Mary Kelly since it coincides with the cease of murders. Furthermore, it was stated in his suicide letter that ?since Friday I felt that I was going to be like mother, and ...read more.


In addition, a pair of kid gloves was found which he could?ve used them when killing the prostitutes. Another reason for Druitt becoming a suspect is that he feared he was going insane like his mother. In a suicide note that was found from his brother, it said that 'since Friday I felt I was going to be like Mother and the best thing for me was to die'. The suicide note could be explaining that his killing of the prostitutes could?ve made him feel as if he was going crazy and make him want to suicide. In conclusion, Montague John Druitt is the strongest suspect from all suspects of ?Jack the Ripper? because of his suicide and his possessions that he had when he was found after his suicide. Both of these points make Druitt a very suspicious suspect. ...read more.

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