The Whitechapel Murders were a series of unsolved killings committed in and around the impoverished area of Whitechapel, in the East End of London, between 3rd April 1888 and 13th February 1891. Many researchers and historians believe that at least five of the murders were committed by an individual who became known as Jack the Ripper. These victims are known as ‘the Canonical Five’.
Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly make up the Canonical Five, but some historians claim that the true number of Jack the Ripper victims is higher. As part of our casebook of Jack the Ripper victims, we have included potential Ripper victims, as well as those unanimously believed to have met their demise at the hands of the anonymous killer.
Below, you can find all the information you need about the Canonical Five as well as some of Jack the Ripper's other potential victims.