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Braintree: Boffin claims Jack the Ripper was from Coggeshall
1:00pm Saturday 10th November 2012 in News
The infamous White Chapel murderer, Jack the Ripper, has been identified as a Coggeshall surgeon.
A new report compiled by Uruguayan professor, Eduardo Cuitino, claims the serial killer was actually Stephen Appleford, who was driven to killing after being ostracised by the Coggeshall villagers because they were not as clever as him.
Mr Cuitino, a professor of statistics at the University ORT of Montevideo, Uruguay, has never visited England.
But claims he reached his conclusions after two years of pain staking research and mathematical calculations.
The professor claims Mr Appleford, who was 36 at the time of the murders in 1888, was “the appropriate age” of a psychopath and had an IQ well above average.
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