Jack the Stripper murders
Jack the Stripper murder case in London 1964 -1965.
Between six and eight nude bodies were discovered around London and in the River Thames in the unsolved case, also known as the “Hammersmith murders” or “Hammersmith nudes” case.
His six confirmed victims, prostitutes Hannah Tailford, Irene Lockwood, Helene Barthelemy, Mary Flemming, Margaret McGowan, and Bridget “Bridie” O’Hara, were all killed by asphyxiation, strangulation or drowning and were all found naked, except with stockings.
The two other women prostitutes Elizabeth Figg and Gwyneth Rees had uncertain cases as there were differences with the other women. Both were manually strangled, but both were found naked except for their stockings with their underwear lodged in their throats.
Picture shows: CID Chiefs heading the investigation, left to right: Det. Supt. John Du Rose and Det. Supt. Bill Baldock at Shepherds Bush Police Station
25th November 1965.