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Dr. Alexander Pedachenko

Aliases: Count Luiskovo.

Born: 1857?.

Died: 1908?.

First suspected: 1928, William LeQueux in Things I Know. Later Donald McCormick, Identity of Jack the Ripper.

Reasons for suspicion: Allegedly sent by the Russian Secret Police to discredit the London police. Later thrown into a criminal lunatic asylum.

Problems with candidacy: Dr. Pedachenko may never have existed. LeQueux was known to be a teller of tall-tales, and no corroborating evidence has ever been discovered.


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