Why did the Whitechapel murders attract so much attention in 1888?

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2. Why did the Whitechapel murders attract so much attention in 1888? 

The whitechapel murders attracted so much attention in 1888 due to a serial killer that walked the streets of whitechapel.  This serial Killer committed some atrocious and unthinkable crimes.  The first unfortunate victim of this mad man was;

Number: 1

Name: Mary Anne Nichols                                                      

Known as: ‘Polly’

Date of birth:

Date of death: 31st August 1888

Age: 42

Laid to rest: Ilford cemetery, 6th sep 1988

Features: 5`2” tall, brown eyes, dark complexion, brown hair

                turning grey, 5 front teeth missing, small scar on forehead,

               described as having delicate features with high cheekbones.

How killed (wounds): Savagely attacked across the throat , exposing vertebrae, repeatedly stabbed at the stomach, however this murder got little publicity, unlike today.

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Information:  The estranged wife of a printer, ‘Polly’ had born five children, but their marriage up in 1880, some pointing th finger towards William, who was said to be having an affair with ‘Pollys’ best friend and at the time nurse during ‘Polly’ last pregnancy.  It was then that she became a prostitute and started drinking heavily.  She was a poor, needy women that most liked yet pitied.

Number: 2

Name: Annie Chapman

Known as: ‘Dark Annie’

Date of birth: September 1841

Date of death: 8th September 1888

Age: 47

Laid to rest: Manos park on Sep 14th 1888 ...

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