Was Robert Mann Jack the Ripper?

DATED: 15.05.13

It is has been said by many experts that Jack the Ripper was never caught, the police case is still open and the Jack the Ripper murders are still classed as an unsolved case. This is why you can book yourself onto an excellent and educational Jack the Ripper Tour or Jack the Ripper Walk where you will learn lots about who Jack the Ripper could have been.

One of the most well-known suspects for the Jack the Ripper murders was a Morgue Attendant called Robert Mann, he worked at the Whitechapel Morgue which is where all the women murdered by Jack the Ripper were taken to.

Robert Mann was thought of as a major help to the police in establishing the cause of death for each female killed by Jack the Ripper. There are worrying reports that claim the police insisted the women were not touched but Robert Mann still undressed the first victim who was called Mary Ann Nichols. It has since been presumed he did that so he was able to admire his own handy work.

In reports from the Coroner it is said that the testimony from Robert Mann was unreliable, at this time Robert Mann was not a suspect to the Jack the Ripper murders.

A Character Profile was put together by the FBI and Robert Mann fitted most areas of this – he was male, he was from a broken home or deprived home, he was socially awkward with other adults both male and female and through working at a morgue, Robert Mann has enough knowledge of the human anatomy to be able to remove internal organs.

There is not enough evidence to prove that Robert Mann is guilty but it has to be noted that he fits the FBI character profile and he lived and worked near to where the Jack the Ripper killing took place.


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Tour Duration

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