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 Jack the Ripper: A Suspect Guide 
This text is from the E-book Jack the Ripper: A Suspect Guide by Christopher J. Morley (2005). Click here to return to the table of contents. The text is unedited, and any errors or omissions rest with the author. Our thanks go out to Christopher J. Morley for his permission to publish his E-book.

Frank Edwards

In 1959 George Edwards, a retired blacksmith, told a story to the newspapers that in 1888, shortly after the double murder of Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes, he paid a visit to see his cousin Frank, in Chichester, West Sussex. George became suspicious when he noticed a bloodstained shirt collar and razor in Frank's attaché case. He remained silent about his discovery, and it was more than 70 years later before he came to the conclusion that his cousin was none other than Jack the Ripper. The amount of time allowed to pass before George revealed his story does little to add to the credibility of this theory. The weapon used by Jack the Ripper was a knife, not a razor. Unfortunately for Frank Edwards, he may have come under suspicion for nothing more than cutting himself while shaving. Apart from his age, 35, nothing else is known about him.

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       Press Reports: San Mateo Times - 9 February 1959