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Modus Operandi

The method of murder reveals about the Jack Ripper´s character quite a lot.
- He was intelligent, perhaps more than average (all murders were planned in detail)
- His behavior could be described as arrogant, egotistical and narcissistic. He had no fear murdering direct  on the street, where anyone could detect him any time just by the way. He ´d like to show his power, proud and intrepidity. Therefore he also let the bodies on the street.
- Hate - another typical feature for JR. He didn´t feel this strong negative emotion to all women, just to the particular one. This emotion was so strong, that it could be love in the beginnig... All killed prostitutes had many things rather in common. Especially: appearance and age. All were plump, their height between 152-157 centimeters and age around 43 years. Only the last one - Mary Jane Kelly was much younger and slightly taller. That ´s has got the reason. The model for Ripper´s victims was probably the woman he hated and loved, the woman of his life.
knowledge of anatomy, which were truly the basic ones. It should be pointed that such knowledge could easily get an "ambitious layman," for example - an artist. The public autopsy was also performed in that time and Anatomy was commonly taught at art schools, so not only medical students could study this subject.
- Jack the Ripper was likely an organized killer with the instrumental motivation. That means the murder should be just an instrument for achieving the final (higher) goal. All suggests that the first four homicides (of Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Liz Stride, Catherine Eddowes) were only a training, preparation for the last one – murder of Mary Jane Kelly. This crime should symbolize more than just an unusual criminal act
1.) MARY ANN NICHOLS - 157cm, 43 years old
† 31. 8. 1888 (Approx  3:20 AM) Modus operandi: strangled, cutting the throat, stabs and cuts in the abdomen, face intact, none of organs missing
2.) ANNIE CHAPMAN - 152cm, 46 years old
† 8. 9. 1888 (Approx 5:30 AM) Modus operandi: strangled, cutting the throat, face intact, abomen opened,  stylization of the body and organs (a piece of intestines laid out on the shoulder, put out the things from pocket of victim´s clothes and placed neatly in a row to her feet), some organs missing – the whole uterus, part of the vagina and urinary bladder
3.) ELIZABETH STRIDE - 157cm, 45 years old
† 30. 9. 1888 (Approx 0:45 AM) Modus operandi: wasn´t strangled, Ripper „only“ cut her throat... There were no other injuries on her body or face. Nothing else.
4.) CATHERINE EDDOWES - 152cm, 46 years old
† 30. 9. 1888 (Approx 1:30 AM) Modus operandi: wasn´t strangled, the abdominal cavity was opened (like in Annie Ch.), missing organs: kidney, part of the uterus, disfigured face: triangular cuts on the cheeks, nose tip removed, removed part of the ear, eyelids erupted
5.) MARY JANE KELLY - 169cm, 25 years old
9.11. 1888 (Approx 9:30 AM) Modus operandi: wasn´t strangled, cutting the throat, the abdominal cavity was opened, mutilated face was very similar to that of Catherine E., missing organs – the heart