- Jack the Ripper’s identity has been revealed as 23-year-old Polish immigrant Aaron Kosminsky by Russell Edwards in his book “Naming Jack the Ripper”, released this week.
- The revelation was made with the assistance of world-renowned DNA expert Dr. Jari Louhelainen, who claims to have made the link after matching DNA samples taken from the bloody shawl of one of Jack the Ripper’s victims and Aaron Kosminsky’s relatives.
- Russell Edwards purchased the shawl at an auction several years ago.
- Aaron Kosminsky was initially a suspect, however he subsequently ended up in an insane asylum where he reportedly died in 1899.
- Jack the Ripper murdered up to five people, mostly female prostitutes who worked in slum areas in east London 126 years ago.
- Over the years, many people claimed to have solved this mystery . Notably, author Patricia Cornwall said she’d “cracked” the case by naming Btitish artist Walter Sickert.