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Old March 3rd, 2016, 11:30 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by Anna Morris View Post
The general lodger story I remember, which I think is contemporary, is that a veterinary student lodged upstairs and left bloody clothing behind. Roughly the story of 'The Lodger' book. I never heard any of the lodger stories pertain to an American.

I do agree the paragraph below seems to apply to Tumblety. He was detained for something related to JtR's crimes, or on suspicion of being Jack. Why not this incident? His height is noted as being much above average also and tells us his height was so much different from the norm that it was noticeable.
Hi Anna

The landlady, Mrs Kuer, was German and was described as speaking broken English. See "Mrs. Kuer's Lodger" by Gavin Bromley which we originally published in Ripperologist. Gavin's article in a lot of ways raises more questions than it settles and the truth seems to be a lot more complicated than first thought.

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