Jack the Ripper – A Love Story (Excerpt 84 )
Completion of Post Mortem Report:
I believe the wound on the throat to be the first inflicted. I believe she must have been lying on the ground. The wounds on the face and abdomen prove that they were inflicted by sharp, pointed knife, and that in the abdomen by one, six inches or longer.
I believe the perpetrator of the act must have considerable knowledge of the positions of the organs in the abdominal cavity and the w\ay of removing them. It required a great deal of medical knowledge to have removed the kidney ands know where it was placed. The parts removed would be of no use for any professional purpose.
I think the perpetrator of this act had sufficient time, or he would not have nicked the lower eyelids. It would take at least five minutes.
I cannot assign any reason for the parts being taken away. I feel sure there was no struggle, and I believe it was the act of one person.
The throat had been so instantly severed that no noise could be emitted, I should not expect much blood to be found on the person who inflicted these wounds. The wounds could not have been self – inflicted.
My attention was called to the apron, particularly the corner of the apron with the string attached. The blood spots were of recent origin. I have seen the portion of apron produced by Dr. Phillips and said to have been found in Goulston Street. It is impossible to say that it is human blood on the apron. I fitted the piece of apron, which had a new piece of material on it ( which had evidently been sewn on to the piece I have ) The seams of the borders of the two actually corresponding. Some blood and apparently faecal matter was found on the piece that was found in Goulston Street.
The following day, as I sat in Inspector Abberline’s Office perusing this report, I could not help but feel a smug sense of self – satisfaction of a job well done!
(C) Damian Grange 2018