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Penny Illustrated Paper (London)
23 February 1889

"JACK THE RIPPER."

It would seem that "Jack the Ripper" has transferred himself from the Old World to the New, and is practising his horrible crimes with as much impunity in the Far West as he did in the east of London. Some time ago it was reported that some unknown criminal had perpetrated several murders of the well known Whitechapel type upon the outcast women of Jamaica. A similar outbreak of crime has occurred in Nicaragua.

The last Whitechapel murder was committed on Lord Mayor's Day, Nov. 9, since which time there have been no similar atrocities in the east of London. We now learn that at the beginning of January similar atrocities were taking place in Nicaragua, and that about the end of December equally barbarous mutilations are reported from Jamaica. It would be interesting to know whether any steamer left the Thames after Nov. 9, and after calling at Jamaica in December proceeded to Central America. If such a steamer exists there seems a strong possibility that the murderer will be found among her crew - at any rate, the clue is one which might well be followed up by our detectives.


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  Jamaica Ripper
       Press Reports: Daily Gleaner - 1 January 1889 
       Press Reports: Daily Gleaner - 11 January 1889 
       Press Reports: Daily Gleaner - 14 January 1889 
       Press Reports: Daily Gleaner - 16 January 1889 
       Press Reports: Daily Gleaner - 24 January 1889 
       Press Reports: Daily Gleaner - 31 December 1888 
       Press Reports: Daily Gleaner - 5 February 1889 
       Press Reports: Evening Express - 29 December 1888 
       Press Reports: Evening Express - 31 December 1888 
       Press Reports: Mitchell Daily Republican - 13 February 1889 
       Press Reports: Mitchell Daily Republican - 23 January 1889 
       Press Reports: Tri-Weekly Budget - 29 December 1888 
  Nicaragua Ripper
       Press Reports: Atchison Daily Globe - 7 February 1889 
       Press Reports: Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 6 February 1889 
       Press Reports: Croydon Advertiser - 23 February 1889 
       Press Reports: Mitchell Daily Republican - 7 February 1889 
       Press Reports: Qu'Appelle Vidette - 14 February 1889 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 18 February 1889 
       Press Reports: Trenton Times - 6 February 1889