15 August 1889
London, Aug. 15.
The Working Lads' Institute in the Whitechapel road was crowded with an ill assorted collection of humanity yesterday when Coroner Baxter, of Middlesex, resumed the inquest in the body of Alice MacKenzie, the woman who was murdered and mutilated by Jack the Ripper, on July 14. The inquiry had been postponed in the hope that the efforts of the police to capture the murderer would prove successful.
At yesterday's session, however, Inspector Reid and officers Walter Reid and Allen, who have been specially detailed on the case, testified that no clue had been secured which was calculated to lead to the detection of the criminal and the jury thereupon returned a verdict of "wilful murder against some person or persons unknown."