Exhumation of Jack the Ripper’s last victim?

The Daily Telegraph reports that the identity of Jack the Ripper has been ‘solved’ in new book (to be serialized exclusively in the paper), and an application has been made for the body of the last of his “canonical five victims” to be exhumed. The book identifies the Ripper as Francis Spurzheim Craig, a 51-year-old reporter covering the police courts and inquests in the East End of London, and suggests that he murdered Mary Jane Kelly, an East End prostitute in an act of marital vengeance. The author of the book, Dr Wynne Weston-Davies, believes her to be his great aunt and is seeking approval for the exhumation of her body to permit a comparison of DNA samples taken from her bones or teeth with those taken from himself or his brother. Continue reading