Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 90 )
Mary Kelly was found the next morning, Her rent was in arrears, so the Landlord sent round his agent to collect the arrears. The said agent, one Thomas Bowyer knocks on the door but cannot gain access because the door is locked on the inside. He peeks through the curtains and sees Mary Kelly’s Mutilated body on the bed.
He informs his boss, Mr. Mc Carthy, the proprietor of Mc Carthy Rentals of which Millers Court where Mary resides is a part. Who after seeing the mutilated remains for himself, ran to Commercial Street Police Station, where he spoke with Inspector Walter Beck, who returns to the scene with him.
They spend a couple of pointless hours awaiting the arrival of bloodhounds, ‘ Barnaby’ and ‘ Burgo’ then decide to smash in the door. Which Mr. Mc Carthy does with a axe on the orders of Superintendent Thomas Arnold, who by then was also present on the scene.
Upon entering the room, they see the mutilated remains of Mary Kelly, clad in only a chemise, the remainder of her clothes were neatly folded on a chair beside the bed, her boots in front of the fireplace.
Dr. Thomas Bond, a respected Police Surgeon from ‘A’ Division was called in on the Mary Kelly Murder, this is his report:
The body was lying naked in the middle of the bed, the shoulders flat but the axis of the body turned to the left side of the bed. The head was turned on the left cheek. The left arm was close to the body with the forearm flexed at a right angle and lying across the abdomen.
The right arm was slightly abducted from the body and rested on the mattress. The elbow was bent, the forearm supine with the fingers clenched. The legs were wide apart, the left thigh at right angles to the trunk and the right forming a right angle with the pubes.
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