Braintree: Boffin claims Jack the Ripper was from Coggeshall

Gazette: Braintree: Boffin claims Jack the Ripper was from Coggeshall Braintree: Boffin claims Jack the Ripper was from Coggeshall

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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1:42pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Joker50 says...

That would explain a lot they are a funny lot out there.
That would explain a lot they are a funny lot out there. Joker50
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4:12pm Sat 10 Nov 12

PROOFREADER says...

Whitechapel not White Chapel! A little bit of knowledge about London would not go amiss.
Whitechapel not White Chapel! A little bit of knowledge about London would not go amiss. PROOFREADER
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9:52am Sun 11 Nov 12

Sdapeze says...

Said boffin needs to concentrate on more pressing matters.
Said boffin needs to concentrate on more pressing matters. Sdapeze
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12:27am Mon 12 Nov 12

Boris says...

PROOFREADER wrote:
Whitechapel not White Chapel! A little bit of knowledge about London would not go amiss.
You missed a worse mistake in the same story: "pain staking".
[quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: Whitechapel not White Chapel! A little bit of knowledge about London would not go amiss.[/p][/quote]You missed a worse mistake in the same story: "pain staking". Boris
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12:57am Mon 12 Nov 12

Boris says...

Sdapeze wrote:
Said boffin needs to concentrate on more pressing matters.
Jack the Ripper is a tourist attraction. Not to my taste or yours, but long after his crimes he helps to bring in visitors to the UK. This theory that he originated from Coggeshall could help to boost tourism to our part of the world. So don't knock Professor Cuitiño (correct spelling).
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A detailed article in a Montevideo newspaper sets out the professor's reasoning. It seems a plausible theory.
http://www.elpais.co
m.uy/121021/pciuda-6
70966/ciudades/matem
atico-uruguayo-revel
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So, well done the professor for putting Coggeshall on the map.
[quote][p][bold]Sdapeze[/bold] wrote: Said boffin needs to concentrate on more pressing matters.[/p][/quote]Jack the Ripper is a tourist attraction. Not to my taste or yours, but long after his crimes he helps to bring in visitors to the UK. This theory that he originated from Coggeshall could help to boost tourism to our part of the world. So don't knock Professor Cuitiño (correct spelling). . A detailed article in a Montevideo newspaper sets out the professor's reasoning. It seems a plausible theory. http://www.elpais.co m.uy/121021/pciuda-6 70966/ciudades/matem atico-uruguayo-revel a-la-identidad-de-ja ck-el-destripador/ . So, well done the professor for putting Coggeshall on the map. Boris
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8:47pm Tue 13 Nov 12

jut1972 says...

Boris, I know enough about the ripper story to know this is tosh. I'm relying on google translate but their are plenty of inaccuracies in the elpais article.

Another equally unlikely suspect is Sir William Gull who is buried in Thorpe-le-soken church. He is the one the queens doctor theory is based upon.
Boris, I know enough about the ripper story to know this is tosh. I'm relying on google translate but their are plenty of inaccuracies in the elpais article. Another equally unlikely suspect is Sir William Gull who is buried in Thorpe-le-soken church. He is the one the queens doctor theory is based upon. jut1972
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