A white rose paper, February 4th, 1888 2s.
By G. Collier
Detective-Inspector Reid, H Division spearheads recent Criminal Investigation of the death of a woman who was found on Tuesday last, with 39 stabs on her body, at George-yardbuildings, Whitechapel. When found, the deceased’s clothes were disarranged, as though she had had a struggle with some one. Witness saw no footmarks on the staircase, nor did he find a knife or other weapon. Police-constable Thomas Barrett, 226 H, said that the last witness called his attention to the body of the deceased.
Allegedly, the left lung was penetrated in five places, and the right lung was penetrated in two places. The heart, which was rather fatty, was penetrated in one place, and that would be sufficient to cause death. The liver was healthy, but was penetrated in five places, the spleen was penetrated in two places, and the stomach, which was perfectly healthy, was penetrated in six places. Notice: A knife could not have inflicted one of the wounds, which went through the chestbone.
The case would is in the hands of Detective-Inspector Reid, one of our own who will endeavour to discover the perpetrator of this (illegible) murder.