Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 81)
Continuation of Post Mortem Report:
The face was very mutilated. There was a cut about a quarter of a inch through the left lower eyelid, dividing the structures completely through. The upper eyelid on that side, there was a scratch through the skin on the left upper eyelid near to the angle of the nose. The right was cut through to about half an inch.
There was a deep cut over the bridge of the nose, Extending from the left border of the nasal bone down to near the angle of the jaw on the right side of the cheek. This cut went into the bone and divided all the structures of the cheek except for the mucous membranes of the mouth.
The tip of the nose was quite detached by an oblique cut from the bottom of the nasal bone to where the wings of the nose join on to the face. A cut from this divided the upper lip and extended through the surface of the gum over the right upper lateral incisor tooth.
About a half an inch from the top of the nose was another oblique cut. There was a cut on the right angle of the mouth as if cut by the point of the knife. The cut extended a inch and a half, parallel to the lower lip.
There was on each side of the cheek a cut which peeled up the skin, forming a triangular flap about an inch and a half. On the left cheek there were two abrasions of the epithelium under the left ear.
The throat was cut across to the extent of six to seven inches. A superficial cut commenced below the lobe below and about two and a half inches behind the left ear and extended across the throat to about three inches below the lobe of the right ear.
The big muscle across the throat was divided through on the left side. The large vessels on the left side of the neck were severed. The larynx was severed below the vocal chord. All the deep structures were severed to the bone, The knife marking intervertebral cartilages. the sheaf of the vessels on the right side was just opened.
(C) Damian Grange 2018