Jack the Ripper is the first sensationalized serial killer. His reign of terror was in the Whitechapel district of London, England over several months in 1888. His victims were exclusively prostitutes who were mutilated after death. Several letters were sent to the police supposedly penned by the Ripper most discounted as hoaxes. One of the most intriguing aspects of the case is that is has never been solved. Some recent clues have been brought to light having to do with DNA found on some of the articles near one of the crime scenes.
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