Serial Killers : Jack The Ripper

1546 Words Sep 28th, 2016 7 Pages
There are many serial killers that live in infamy as household names such as, Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy, and Ted Bundy, to name a few. These killers, and others, are well known today for their actions and will forever live, known as serial killers. However, there are a few cases where the killer is never actually caught. Often the cases grow cold and the victims, are quickly forgotten. There is a very special and bizarre case that sticks out from the others and because of this many do remember. The case, almost as old as modern policing itself, is simply remembered by name coined for the killer, Jack the Ripper. What makes Jack the Ripper such a mystery is the fact that he was never caught.
The five murders carried out by Jack the Ripper were located at Whitechapel. Whitechapel is a small town in London which was stricken with poverty. Families lived in very small single room houses. These houses were cramped with as many as nine family members per room. Overcrowding led to miserable living conditions in and out of houses. Many people threw out their trash and waste onto the street and the lack of a sanitation and sewer system also led to dangerous living conditions. For the families that could not afford the single room houses there was another option, lodging houses. Every night almost eight thousand people refuged in these lodging houses. When staying at these lodging houses families were often forced to sleep in a single room with many other families. The…

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