Monday, November 27, 2006

The "face" of Jack the Ripper

Much is being made over the composite "police sketch" of Jack the Ripper done for a new Channel Five TV documentary. As always, the invaluable Casebook: Jack the Ripper website does a good job of sifting the facts from the hype. While conceding the sketch's resemblance to Ripper suspect George Chapman, Casebook editor Stephen P. Ryder focuses on the larger point:
There simply isn't enough information in the surviving witness testimony to make such a detailed facial sketch of "Jack the Ripper."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yep, I'd have to call B.S. on that bit of moldy 'CSI-wannabe' bunkum. It's not quite up there with the infamous diary, but close. I wonder if Alan Moore had a good belly-laugh?

Cheers, Bruce