|Posted on Monday, October 06, 2003 - 7:53 am: || |
I would like to share with you some thoughts I have had regarding the Idea that JtR may have had an acomplice or at least a "Lookout"man.
The idea began to form recently when I began to consider the Stride and Kelly murders.
In both instances there seems to have been somebody just loitering in the right place at the right time.
Hutchinson was of course Waiting around oposite Millers court for a considerable time by his own testimony.
Rather than waiting for an opertunity to get into Kelly's room,could he have been keeping watch for someone else? The actual murderer?
In the case of Stride we also have another man,dubbed by our posters as "Pipeman".
He too is casually loitering,lighting up his pipe and making no attempt to help the poor woman who is being attacked across the street.Instead he chases off Schwartz who also witneses the attack.Why?
Could Pipeman and Hutchinson be one and the same?
Richard Brian Nunweek
Post Number: 279
|Posted on Monday, October 06, 2003 - 3:34 pm: || |
Strides pipeman was described as 5'11 inches tall. tall for 88, Hutchinson i tend to believe was several inches shorter.
A possibility Steven on evidence known, but I think not.
Post Number: 171
|Posted on Monday, October 06, 2003 - 10:51 pm: || |
Assuming the man seen by Sarah Lewis was Hutchinson, he is probably too short. Lewis describes this man as "not tall -- but stout -- had on a wideawake black hat" (Companion, p.373). Schwartz's "Pipeman" was described as 5'11", which would certainly have been considered tall. Although the headgear appears similar.
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