"On October 16th George Lusk, the president of the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee, received a three-inch-square cardboard box in his mail. Inside was half a human kidney preserved in wine, along with the following letter. Medical reports carried out by Dr. Openshaw found the kidney to be very similar to the one removed from Catherine Eddowes, though his findings were inconclusive either way. The letter read as follows:"
I send you half the Kidne
I took from one woman
and prasarved it for you
I fried and ate
it was very nise.
I may send you
the bloody knif
that took it out
if you only wate a whil longer
Catch me when you can Mishter Lusk
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The letters of Jack The Ripper set to poetic formation. Part the 3rd
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11 July 2010