Jack the Ripper was an unidentified serial killer.
- He is generally believed to have been active in the largely impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London, England.
- He killed at least five London female prostitutes from August 7 to September 10 in 1888.
- The murders took place within a mile of each other.
- The removal of internal organs from at least three of the victims led to proposals that the killer had a knowledge of human anatomy.
- The name “Jack the Ripper” originated in a letter written by someone claiming to be the murderer that was disseminated in the media.
- Despite countless investigations claiming definitive evidence of the brutal killer’s identity, his name and motive are still unknown.
- Never captured, his identity is one of English’s most famous unsolved mysteries.