26 October 1890
Jack the Ripper Again at Work
THIS TIME IN SOUTH HAMPSTEAD
London, Oct. 25.
The body of a murdered woman was found at South Hampstead Friday with the head almost severed and otherwise mutilated. The woman is supposed to have been of abandoned character. The finding of the body has revived the Jack the Ripper scare. The condition of the body indicates that her murder was the most fiendish of any that has occurred in England since Jack the Ripper's horrible Whitechapel series. The character of the wounds clearly establishes the fact that the woman was stabbed by someone behind her, after which her prostrate body was hacked and slashed almost to pieces.
The scene of the crime is a lonely part of the section haunted by the lowest class of abandoned women. It is supposed to be frequently patrolled by the police but the constables themselves admit that they perform that duty with feelings of trepidation, and the suspicion arises that their visits are not as often made as they ought to be. The belief is guessed that the murder is the work of the Ripper, who has changed the scene of his crimes in order to bluff the police. The police are tracking a man who was seen to enter a hansom cab at the place where the body was found and drove away at a furious pace, and are certain that they will run him down.