By Paul Roland
Greater than a century after he stalked the streets of London's East finish, Jack the Ripper keeps to exert a macabre fascination at the well known mind's eye. After scrupulously re-examining respectable files of the time, investigative journalist Paul Roland strips away a long time of fable and misconceptions to bare the identification of a brand-new suspect who hasn't ever been heavily thought of before. while you are anticipating a finger to be pointed at one of many traditional suspects, be ready to have your assumptions grew to become on their head.
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McIntosh quickly told him the news. Johnnie seemed shocked and surprised. He asked how his father had been attacked—what weapon had been used—but McIntosh told him he didn’t know anything more. Johnnie asked him to wait, saying he would ride back with him. He told McIntosh that he couldn’t believe that such a thing had happened. Like many of the neighbors, McIntosh knew that Johnnie Hossack had frequently quarreled with his father and had moved off the family farm less than a year earlier. So, when the two men hurried to the barn to saddle a horse, McIntosh noted that Johnnie’s horse, a light bay, was cool to the touch.
She had been awakened by a sound, not a touch. At the end of the interview, he asked about her clothes: What had she worn to bed that night? She had slept in a chemise and drawers, she told him, the same ones she was wearing now, beneath her dress. Then Clammer made a bold request: Could she remove her dress? At that point, according to Sue Himstreet, Margaret Hossack hesitated for the first time. Clammer repeated that he wanted her to take off her dress so that the three men could examine the clothes underneath for blood spots.
Will Haines walked down from his house to join the other men outside. Soon Louie, the fourth Hossack daughter, arrived with her husband, Joe Kemp. While Louie spoke quietly to her sisters, Joe entered the bedroom where John Hossack lay. Margaret once again broke into tears as she described to her son-in-law her first sight of her husband in bed, so badly hurt. Hossack, now with a bloody froth around his mouth, was close to death. He was making low choking noises in his throat, and Joe heard him call for “Ma” and ask for water.