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El Universal (Mexico)
24 February 1891

Translation

JACK THE RIPPER
The London Murder

I have here some further details of the murder committed in the Whitechapel district some days ago and of which we have already spoken.

The general appearance of the murdered woman, who seemed to be about twenty five years of age, indicated that she belonged to the class of abandoned women who frequent this district of London. Her hair was in complete disarray.

The police believe that this woman was wounded while talking with her killer and that the Ripper did not have enough time to inflict the mutilations which have until now characterized his savage crimes because he may have heard, it is supposed, the sound of footsteps.

It is said that when then body arrived at the Whitechapel mortuary the blood was still warm. As soon as the body was removed, the police wiped away the blood stains to see if in this way they could contain the morbid curiosity which had instantly drawn people there. A wooden cross was made, no doubt in the nearby carpenter's works, to put up at the place where the crime had been committed, and the crowd increased.

There was a driver who stated that when he passed through Swallow Gardens that morning a short time before the murder, he saw the victim next to the arches talking with a man who had the appearance of a foreign sailor, which has caused the police to check ships anchored in the Thames.

Eight women have been murdered in this way since Christmas Eve 1887 in the East End of London of whom seven were killed in 1888. The last died on 17 July 1889, and they all belonged to the wretched class which frequents the district of Whitechapel.