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Jack the Ripper kills his fifth and final victim Mary Kelly

A photograph showing a shattered beer bottle resting on the concrete ground


The last victim of Jack the Ripper is killed in her lodgings, in contrast to the street killings of his other victims. Like them, Mary Kelly was a prostitute and an alcoholic.

However, no human deserved the fate that befell her. The level of mutilation was so extreme that her physical description before the attack has never been ascertained.

Nor has the identity of her killer...