Was Jack the Ripper a woman? Did she kill out of rage over her own inability to have children or perhaps because one of the victims was having an affair with her husband? A new book, JACK THE RIPPER: THE HAND OF A WOMAN, by John Morris, postulates exactly that. It is his belief that the killer was Lizzie Williams (not to be confused with Lizzie Borden), wife of Sir John Williams, himself considered a suspect by many ripper experts.
Obviously this crime remains unsolved and the theories are many but the one thing that is known is that during a 10 week period in 1888, Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes, and Mary Kelly all suffered horrible deaths at the hands of a very deranged individual.