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Old February 24th, 2014, 01:11 PM   #21
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I'm really shocked. Paul has written me lots of very nice, supportive and complimentary emails over the last few months and was among the first to order, and then amongst the first to review my book on Amazon.

I last heard from him last month. I thought he was quite a young-ish man. Whatever happened to him - does anyone know?

Terribly sad news.

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Old February 24th, 2014, 01:34 PM   #22
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Hi all

I located an old email of Paul's to me from November 2011 that gives some of his ideas on the case. I know that as Howard noted, Paul had a specific interest in researching William Grant Grainger and, as I recall, Thomas Hayne Cutbush as suspects, as well as in studying the theories of controversial alienist and theorist Forbes Winslow.

The email of Paul's, which I trust that Paul if he were alive and his wife Jasmaine would not mind me sharing, touches on other matters. Here it is in part --

We know how vague untruths become statements of fact in this case. . . .

I think Kosminski's a very good suspect, partly because his mental state might indeed have resulted in successful blitz type attacks

I'd say that committing the Ripper crimes in 1888 at the age 22 while relatively coherent, sane and semi-controlled, though volatile, might have itself produced symptoms of madness and paranoid schizophrenia at the age 25, but I'll look into it further

Sorry for waffling on

Thanks again

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A gentle giant, and a gentleman. Although I met him personally only three or four times, I felt I'd known him for many years; such was his accommodating personality. I daresay others who were lucky enough to have made his acquaintance will feel the same.

He will be deeply missed, and very fondly remembered.

R.I.P., Neems.
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A gentle giant, and a gentleman. Although I met him personally only three or four times, I felt I'd known him for many years; such was his accommodating personality. I daresay others who were lucky enough to have made his acquaintance will feel the same.

He will be deeply missed, and very fondly remembered.

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Nicely expressed, Gareth.
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I feel gutted. Paul was such a nice guy. And he had mastered Ripperology. I will miss him, as will everyone on these boards. My heartfelt sympathies to Paul's family and friends.
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Old February 24th, 2014, 03:58 PM   #27
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Jasmaine Kearney, Paul's wife, has registered with JTRForums...

I know everyone has had an awful day today...but none worse than Jasmaine.
Lets help her out in every way possible...if she needs to find photos ( The presentation featuring Jenny Shelden was a great idea..on Vimeo ), posts, anything.

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Thanks Jennifer...Sorry for the slow response to your messages !
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I just remembered Paul designed the logo ( He won the contest a couple of years ago) for our site... made available on shirts and coffee mugs :

http://www.jtrforums.com/showthread....ogo#post134646

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