The Significance Of The Second Murder Of Annie Chapman

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The victim considered to be the most significant was the second murder, Annie Chapman. At the time the second murder, Elizabeth Long, a witness, claims to have heard Chapman scream, “No!” at approximately 5:30a.m. (Douglas 61). Elizabeth ran toward the voice and claimed to have seen Jack the Ripper in the flesh. In her statement, Elizabeth described Jack as a man who was around forty years old, who was slightly taller than Chapman, and who appeared to be a foreigner. However, her perception of when the murder happened does not correspond with the time in Dr. George Philip’s report, who was the doctor who examined Chapmans body. He stated that Chapman had been dead for about 2 hours and that she died around 4:30 in the morning. Defending himself,
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