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Croydon Advertiser
United Kingdom
Saturday February 23rd 1889

The latest news of "Jack the Ripper" comes from Managus, Nicaragua, in America, reproduced in the New York Sun, which says:- "Either Jack the Ripper, of Whitechapel, has emigrated from the scene of his ghastly murders, or his has found one or more imitators in this part of Central America. The people have been greatly aroused by six of the most atrocious murders ever committed within the limits of this city. The murderer or murderers have vanished as quickly as Jack the Ripper, and no traces have been left for identification. All the victims were women of the character of those who met their fate at the hands of the London murderer. Like those women of Whitechapel, they were women who had sunk to the lowest degradation of their calling. They have been found murdered just as mysteriously, and the murders point to almost identical methods. Two were found butchered out of all recognition. Even their faces were most horribly slashed, and in the cases of all the others their persons were frightfully disfigured. There is no doubt that a sharp instrument, violently but dextrously used, was the weapon that sent the poor creatures out of the world."

A newsvendor startled people in the neighbourhood of Charing Cross on Sunday night by shouting "Horrible discovery of a missing woman at Charing Cross! Shocking murder of four women at Charing Cross! 'Jack the Ripper' at work again." He said the papers were 2d each, and in answer to a purchaser said, "Hav'nt you heard of it! There are four ripped up this time." Of course he was very penitent when he appeared at Bow-street on Monday, when the magistrate ordered him into retirement for a short period of fourteen days, accompanied with hard labour.


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  Nicaragua Ripper
       Press Reports: Atchison Daily Globe - 7 February 1889 
       Press Reports: Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 6 February 1889 
       Press Reports: Mitchell Daily Republican - 13 February 1889 
       Press Reports: Mitchell Daily Republican - 7 February 1889 
       Press Reports: Penny Illustrated Paper - 23 February 1889 
       Press Reports: Qu'Appelle Vidette - 14 February 1889 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 18 February 1889 
       Press Reports: Trenton Times - 6 February 1889