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The Missing Clue!
on 29 July 2009
This is a good, rational, non-sensationalist case for a new Ripper suspect. The evidence against him is all very circumstantial, though, and in fact it occurs to me that the author missed the most interesting clue of all. When better quality pictures of Mary Kelly's death scene were printed, people noticed that what appear to be the initials FM daubed on the wall behind her bed. When James Maybrick was named as a suspect because of the dodgy "Ripper Diary", some assumed that these initals related to Florence Maybrick. But Thoughill's prime suspect is called Frank Miles!