DNA Analysis Reveals Identity of Jack the Ripper | Forensic DNA
The DNA profile of Jack the Ripper, one of history’s most notorious killers, has been obtained and his identify is now known! The murderer’s DNA was obtained from the shawl of the Ripper’s fourth victim, Catherine Eddowes, which occurred in 1888. The shawl, found next to the victim’s body, contained both blood and semen from the killer. Analysis of mitochondrial DNA from the shawl revealed the true identity of Jack the Ripper.