Jack the Ripper identified through DNA traces


LONDON: Jack the Ripper, one of the most notorious serial killers in history, has been identified through DNA traces found on a shawl, claims a sleuth in a book out on Tuesday. The infamous killer is Aaron Kosminski, a Jewish emigre from Poland, who worked as a barber. The true identity of Jack the Ripper, whose grisly murders terrorized the murky slums of Whitechapel in east London in 1888, has been a mystery ever since, with dozens of suspects that include royalty and prime ministers down to bootmakers.



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  1. As this sensational revelation appears in a book published today, would it not be a good idea to provide us with the book’s title and the author’s name?