Naming Jack the Ripper



Book Description

After 125 years of theorizing and speculation regarding the identity of Jack the Ripper, Russell Edwards is in the unique position of owning the first physical evidence relating to the crimes to have emerged since 1888. This evidence is from one of the crime scenes, and has now been rigorously examined by some of the most highly-qualified forensic scientists in the country who have ascertained its true provenance. With the help of modern forensic techniques, Russell's ground-breaking discoveries provide conclusive answers to many of the most challenging mysterious surrounding the case.

About Edwards, Russell,

Russell Edwards has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Middlesex University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from Westminster University. He is currently managing director of Alexander Grace (Land Assets) Ltd in the UK, a company which he founded in 2009.  It enables underprivileged youths to train in modern agriculture techniques and to develop initiative and creativity.  His personal interests include cinema, theatre, fitness, architecture and interior design  ̶  and London history, which is how he came to research Victorian London’s East End and the crimes of Jack the Ripper. He lives with his wife Sally and their two children in Hadley Wood, North London.  

Dr. Jari Louhelainen  is a Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biology at Liverpool John Moores University in the UK, as well as Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Helsinki.  He has two major lines of research at Liverpool: mammalian/medical genetics, working with their sports science department of the university; and forensics, working with the forensics department. In his resume on the Liverpool John Moores University website, his expertise in the forensic area includes ‘determination of age of forensic samples’, ‘new methods for forensic imaging applications of Next Generation sequencing for forensics’ and ‘human identification using novel genetic methods’.