Reblogged from lil-miss-innocent69
Jack the Ripper’s fifth victim, Mary Kelly.
November 9th, 1888
The final victim attributed to “Jack the Ripper”, Mary Jane Kelly, is found dead and horribly mutilated in her apartment.
The whole of the surface of the abdomen and thighs was removed and the abdominal cavity emptied of its viscera. The breasts were cut off, the arms mutilated by several jagged wounds and the face hacked beyond recognition of the features. The tissues of the neck were severed all round down to the bone.
The viscera were found in various parts viz: the uterus and kidneys with one breast under the head, the other breast by the right foot, the liver between the feet, the intestines by the right side and the spleen by the left side of the body. The flaps removed from the abdomen and thighs were on a table.
Her heart was absent from the body.
Usually try and avoid posting much glorify real serial killers but this is a fascinating old photograph.
So upsetting. I don’t think we should get to see this really. It should be private.
I hope she was dead before any of that & finally ….. we don’t know how lucky we are. That could have been me, that could have been you N that could have been a person you love. it is a PERSON however.