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Old August 16th, 2017, 06:20 PM   #241
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I'm baffled as to why the police attributed some murders to the Ripper, but not others.

This murder definitely seems like a Ripper affair.

The body of an unidentified negro woman apparently about 35 years old, was found in a ditch in the woods near the Southern railway tracks about a mile from Hapeville, by R,P Wood, a farmer living at Mountain View. The gruesome discovery was made about 2'o clock Thursday afternoon.

The woman's skull had been fractured near the base and her throat. She had been dead several hours. Mr. Wood notified the county police, stating to them that he was walking to Hapeville from his home when he discovered the body a few feet from the path in the woods.


Though the article doesn't state that the police suspected this of being a Ripper murder, the fact that this was a young black woman, who had her head crushed and throat cut, the fact that she was found in the woods, the fact that she was found near the railroad, makes me suspect that this could be a Ripper murder.
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Old August 16th, 2017, 06:42 PM   #242
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I'm baffled as to why the police attributed some murders to the Ripper, but not others.

This murder definitely seems like a Ripper affair.

The body of an unidentified negro woman apparently about 35 years old, was found in a ditch in the woods near the Southern railway tracks about a mile from Hapeville, by R,P Wood, a farmer living at Mountain View. The gruesome discovery was made about 2'o clock Thursday afternoon.

The woman's skull had been fractured near the base and her throat. She had been dead several hours. Mr. Wood notified the county police, stating to them that he was walking to Hapeville from his home when he discovered the body a few feet from the path in the woods.


Though the article doesn't state that the police suspected this of being a Ripper murder, the fact that this was a young black woman, who had her head crushed and throat cut, the fact that she was found in the woods, the fact that she was found near the railroad, makes me suspect that this could be a Ripper murder.

Although there's no mention of police attributing the above murder to the Ripper, about a week later, there was a murder that the police suggested to be the Ripper's.
March 11, 1918.
An unidentified negro woman was murdered at the top of a densely wooded hill above the West Point Belt Line railroad in the vicinity of Grant Street. The Body was found Sunday afternoon by people living in the neighborhood.
The victim was about five foot six inches in height and weighed about 130 pounds.

Detectives state that about five years ago during the Jack-the Ripper excitement when so many negro were found murdered, that a body was found at almost exactly the same spot and no clue was found to the crime



Five years from 1918 would be 1913. I was only able to find three newspaper articles of victims killed in 1913 that were linked to the Ripper. One was in February, 1913, another was Laura Smith killed in March 1913. The last was Martha Ruffian, killed in her house in August 1913. None were found near the West Point Line. So this article may be pointing to a crime that wasn't reported in the newspaper. Needless to say, many Ripper victims were found near the West Point Belt Line.
1-Maggie Brooks
2-Unknown killed in February 1911
3-Sadie Holley
4-Mary Putnam, the victim who was found with her heart cut out near Atlanta and Stewart avenues in November 1911.
5-Mary Kate Sledge, killed in April 1912.
6-Unknown 1913
7-Unknown killed in Atlanta and Stewart Avenues, in the same area as Mary Putnam.
8-This victim.
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Old August 16th, 2017, 06:46 PM   #243
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I'm baffled as to why the police attributed some murders to the Ripper, but not others.

This murder definitely seems like a Ripper affair.

The body of an unidentified negro woman apparently about 35 years old, was found in a ditch in the woods near the Southern railway tracks about a mile from Hapeville, by R,P Wood, a farmer living at Mountain View. The gruesome discovery was made about 2'o clock Thursday afternoon.

The woman's skull had been fractured near the base and her throat. She had been dead several hours. Mr. Wood notified the county police, stating to them that he was walking to Hapeville from his home when he discovered the body a few feet from the path in the woods.


Though the article doesn't state that the police suspected this of being a Ripper murder, the fact that this was a young black woman, who had her head crushed and throat cut, the fact that she was found in the woods, the fact that she was found near the railroad, makes me suspect that this could be a Ripper murder.

An interesting fact is that Ripper suspect, Todd Henderson lived on Hill Street near the West Point Belt Line. Maggie Brooks was killed in this area in 1910. According to Detective George Bullard, Todd Henderson lived near where "a half a dozen negroes" were killed.
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Old August 16th, 2017, 08:59 PM   #244
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Nice work, Jon. One of these days, someone ought to get a map of metro Atlanta ( contemporary, if possible ) and we could plot out all the locations where the women were found murdered.
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Old August 19th, 2017, 04:20 AM   #245
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Thee body of an unidentified negro woman was found entangled in a wire that was holding a fish net to the Cobb County side of the Chattahoochee river, about 1 o' clock.
An investigation of the body disclosed the fact that the woman was shot through the back


Although this woman was shot, part of me wonders if she was a Ripper victim.
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Thee body of an unidentified negro woman was found entangled in a wire that was holding a fish net to the Cobb County side of the Chattahoochee river, about 1 o' clock.
An investigation of the body disclosed the fact that the woman was shot through the back


Although this woman was shot, part of me wonders if she was a Ripper victim.
Sorry, I forgot the article
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Suffering from several stab wounds which she received last Sunday night by an unknown assailant, Queen Esther Jackson, a negro woman, succumbed at Grady Hospital Tuesday morning. Shortly before her death, the negro woman told the police that she had stepped into the yard to get a drink of water from the hydrant when suddenly some unknown negro stepped from the darkness and stabbed her. Her assailant made his escape.[/I]


I always wondered why there were Ripper like crimes from 1909 to 1918, but none in 1919, but one in 1920. That's until I came across this article. Although there's no mention of police attributing this crime to the Ripper, one has to wonder.

This woman was attacked on a Sunday night, many Ripper victims were murdered on Saturdays and Sundays. This was a completely random attack--the woman said that he was unknown to her which would make this a stranger homicide and possible a part of a serial murder.
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Old October 15th, 2017, 06:24 PM   #248
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Atlanta Constitution
February 20, 1911

The body of an unknown negro woman, about 25 years old, with head crushed, was found Sunday morning in the woods just beyond city limits near the West Point belt car line by a negro man, who notified some white people of his discovery. An inquest was held by Coroner Paul Donehoo, but the identity of the woman remains a mystery.

Scattered around the place of death were numerous beer bottles. The wound was possibly inflicted by one of these, as there was no other weapon nearby.

The crime was probably committed many hours, possibly two days before it was discovered.
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Mr. Vance McLaughlin reached out and has been kind enough to share this 24 page essay on The Atlanta Ripper case which he and Robert Bing researched.

http://www.homicideresearch.com/wp-c...bsite-2013.pdf
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