Old news, and largely discredited. Even Wikipedia (apologies) is more up to date than this thread:
Carl Ferdinand Feigenbaum (executed 27 April 1896) was arrested in 1894 in New York City for cutting the throat of Mrs Juliana Hoffmann. After his execution, his lawyer, William Sanford Lawton, claimed that Feigenbaum had admitted to having a hatred of women and a desire to kill and mutilate them. Lawton further stated that he believed Feigenbaum was Jack the Ripper. Though covered by the press at the time, the idea was not pursued for more than a century.
Using Lawton's accusation as a base, author Trevor Marriott, a former British murder squad detective, argued that Feigenbaum was responsible for the Ripper murders as well as other murders in the United States and Germany between 1891 and 1894.
According to Wolf Vanderlinden, some of the murders listed by Marriott did not actually occur; the newspapers often embellished or created Ripper-like stories to sell copy. Lawton's accusations were disputed by a partner in his legal firm, Hugh O. Pentecost, and there is no proof that Feigenbaum was in Whitechapel at the time of the murders.
Is he related to that biracial chubbette on the old "Everyday Food" program? Emma Feigenbaum?
They're even less likely to solve the Jack the Ripper murders than the JonBenet case. It's not possible to solve a case that old. Everyone and their grandmother has been accused of being Jack the Ripper. They've never been able to pin it on anyone. Ever year someone comes up with a new theory.
JonBenet was solved. Give it a rest.
Do you have something you'd like to tell us, R4?
Patricia Cornwell will cut anyone who does it.
What did most people think about the Walter Sickert, theory, R6?
"Wodge of information." That's a new one.
I thought it was interesting R7, but the further I got into Cornwell's book it became obvious that she was seeing the case through lesbionicly(yes, I know it's not a real word)prejudiced eyes. And she herself admitted that part of her reasons for looking into the case was because of her own assault.
[quote]it became obvious that she was seeing the case through lesbionicly(yes, I know it's not a real word)prejudiced eyes.
In what way?
I think it was another prostitute doing it. Trying to thin out the competition.
I like R11's theory. Fits right in with the bitchy atmosphere of DL!
Or was it Queen Victoria's surgeon?
New book written by the last victim's descendant claims that Sir John Williams was Mary Kelly's lover.
Partricia Cornwell was assaulted once? Well, that explains a lot.
R13, this has always been the whole problem with this case. It's near-impossible that it will ever be solved. Same goes for the JonBenet case. Once the original investigation and evidence are screwed up, it's hard to ever figure out years later what really happened.
And that's particularly the case in a 125-year old murder.
[quote]Same goes for the JonBenet case.
ramseybot is with us!
[quote]Same goes for the JonBenet case. Once the original investigation and evidence are screwed up, it's hard to ever figure out years later what really happened.
You're a moron.
That Cornwell book, gads! I was reading that thing during my lunch breaks and during that same period the "Stephen King Murdered John Lennon" fruitcake was parking his van in my space at work every evening. Is there a tie-in?
It's HuffPo, people...for those that just can't bear the depth and aggressive journalism of Salon. Next they'll be turning up new (and startling!) evidence that Feigenbaum sired Adolf Hitler.
The Blight Wing aren't the only ones sporting tin hats.
I never read Cornwell's book but I saw the National Geographic special on Jack the Ripper and she was on it, making her case that it was Sickert. I found it compelling and plausible.
Cornwall's thesis that Sickert was Jack the Ripper was pretty well argued. The artwork she referenced is disturbing.
r17 Please explain why r15 is a moron.
Cornwell is a fucking nut, but her case for Sickert being the Ripper was very well-argued. When the book came out, I remember reading from several prosecutors in both the US and the UK that if Sickert were still alive, there would be enough to pursue him as a suspect based on what evidence Cornwell gathered.
I doubt it, R22. That's what they say about almost every Ripper suspect.
Right, my team is on it.
[quote]Once the original investigation and evidence are screwed up, it's hard to ever figure out years later what really happened.
Just like the Martha Moxley murder case. They'll never get a conviction on that because the original investigation was so screwed up.