Ripper letters during the autumn of terror hundreds of letters were sent to the police and local press purporting to be written by the whitechapel fiend most of them were deemed to be. The name 'jack the ripper' came from a letter that was sent to a london news agency in late september 1888 in this video we look at the letter and ask if it. During the period of the ripper murders, the media, police and other officials had received a sea of letters the whitechapel murders had created such a media frenzy that many local citizens.
On this section of our online tour we explain where the name jack the ripper came from. A forensic linguist has shed new light on mysterious letters supposedly written by jack the ripper during the killing spree that sent shockwaves through victorian london.
1 learning curve contents teachers notes 2 documents 1 to 6: police letters 5 worksheet for police letters 17 documents 7 to 12: ‘jack the ripper’ letters 19.
We examine the correspondence that came in during the investigation purporting to have been sent by jack the ripper. Linguistic analysis indicates at least two of the most infamous letters were likely written by the same person—and that person was not the ripper.
The letters from jack the ripper are amongst the most intriguing of all the items of evidence collected during the hunt for jack the ripper.