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THE JULY WHITECHAPEL MURDER.

An Euglbh exchange B»ya: —The aoone of the ninth murder la 01030 to the spots where the previous crimes were committed ; In fact, all have been perpetrated within a radius of less than half a mile. The last atrocity was committed m Castle-alley, a taming < ff he Oommerotalroad, situated In tho rnicat cf a distrlot oonalstlng of a labyriuth of narrow stree+s, all ys and oourla. This allep is nsrrow oud dimly lighted, running f-om Highstreet Whitechnpel, Into Commercial road. A dead wall runs along one aide, and In tho road many carts and barrows ase stored for tha night. Shortly before 1 o'clock on tho morning of the 17 h Jaly, Pollco-conatab'e Andrew?, while going on hie beat through tha alley, siir a woman strotohod on the p'vem^nr, undarnoath a lamp-prst. On flashing bis lamp upon be;, he was astonished to find that the woman was dead. She was lying m a pool of blood, aad blood was still fhwlng m a stream from a deep stab m the neok,. The woman's clothes were disarranged, and the constable found a severe wound on the abdomen, which had evidently been aansed by an extremely sharp' instrument. No portiens of the body, however^ had been removed •■ In previous oases, and with this wound the mutilation ceased. It !s surmised from the latter circumstance that the murderer was interrupted, and had toieek safety m immediate flight. Constable Andrews at once raised an alarm, and other pollcemeu hastened to the spot, but not a trace couid be found of the mieoreant. The body on inspection was found to be that of a woman of middle age, fair complexion, with light brow a hair. She wa* clad m shabby attire, which was very dirty, and was apparently a woman of the lowest data A dootor was immediately sent for, and numerous policemen assembling, the exits of the alley were dosed, and all tha carta carefully oearohed, but without re* cult . Several arresa of auspicious persons were mode, but iv do case was there sufficient evidence to justify detention. The cime seemß ai mysterious as its pre. decosaore, and tbe polioe are completely bjffledt

The theory Is revived ttut the murderer is a butcher emplryed en one of the cattle boats wbioh arrive m the Thames, but nothing has transpired to justify this idea. The woman liaß been identified as AUoq M'Kenzie, wbo had been living m a common lodginghouße m the vioinity with a tailor's porter. It is said the police received a warning letter from the fiendish lunatic wbo commits these deeds, that " Jack the Ripper " would begin again ia Jnly,

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THE JULY WHITECHAPEL MURDER., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2233, 23 September 1889

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THE JULY WHITECHAPEL MURDER. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2233, 23 September 1889

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