The real identity of Jack the Ripper has been finally revealed thanks to new DNA tests, presented in the most complex study ever created.
DNA evidence discovered on a scarf found near one of the victims killed by Jack the Ripper in the 19th century proves, without any doubt, that barber Aaron Kosminski was the famous killer Jack the Ripper, according to the authors of the study.
Aaron Kosminski was one of the suspects the police was investigating 130 years ago, but until now there were no clear evidence to tie Kosminski to the horrible murders.
Researcher Jari Louhelainen from the John Moores University in Liverpool and David Miller from the Leeds University, the authors of the study, have analyzed a silk scarf discovered near the body of Catherine Eddowes in 1888 which contained traces of blood and semen.
Extensive tests made by the two confirmed that the DNA matches that of Aaron Kosminski’s living family.
The results of the study were published on March 12, 2019, and the study was presented as being the most complex Jack the Ripper study yet.
The study also reveals that the killer had brown hair and brown eyes.
“The identity of Jack the Ripper was a mystery until now. In this report we described the analysis of the only piece of evidence that can be tied to the murders, found on one of the victims at the crime scene. The fact that the scarf contains DNA from the victim but also from the killer makes this piece of evidence authentic” the authors of the study said..
This is not the first time when professor Jari Louhelainen claims Polish immigrant Aaron Kosminski is Jack the Ripper.
In 2014, the professor claimed the same thing but the discovery was contested.
Aaron Kosminski was a barber who lived in Whitechapel, London, during the time of the murders, between 1888 – 1891.
In 1891 Kosminski was committed to a mental institution.
11 women were killed between April 3 1888 – February 13, 1891 in London, the murders being known as the “Whitechapel murders”.
At least seven other murders and violent attacks were believed to be done by Jack the Ripper. Out of the 11 murders investigated by the police, five were definitely committed by the same perpetrator.