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Peter Sutcliffe was the Copy-Cat Ripper, responsible for only four of the thirteen murders which he 'confessed' to. He had been eliminated twelve times by the police because he was blood group O... the Ripper was known to be blood group B.
The police knew that two men were involved in the bizarre series of murders, but tactical blunders made it expedient to make a deal with the Copy-Cat killer, who was offered ten years in a luxury mental home for his 'confessions' to everything, by a police force desperate to close the file.
After all these years, the Real Ripper, far from being a hoaxer who wrote mockingly to the police in order to implicate the Copy-Cat, is still free in the U.K.
Detective Chief Superintendent Lapish, Bradford C.I.D. 1978.
'We must now face the very real possibility that there is a second man preying on women."
Daily Mail. 1978.
"Copy-Cat Ripper at Large."
Sunday Times 'Insight.' 1980.
"Oldfield conceded to us - that there is not one Ripper, but - at least - two."
R.J.P. Warren ~ Deputy Chairman of West Yorkshire Police Authority. 1989.
"It was known in the top echelons of the police that two men were involved in the series of murders."
Ian Smith ~ Editor of Ch. Con. Ronald Gregory's Memoirs. 1983.
"I agree with your premise that Sutcliffe was not responsible for all the murders."
Brian Marriner ~ Author of 'A century of Sex Killers.'
"I don't think now that Sutcliffe did all the killings he Confessed to."
Originally posted by derpif
Good morning mr-lizard,
at first I was a bit p-o'd because of the red buy the book button on that page.
But actually the site offers quite a bit to read and the story turns out to be really interesting .
There sure are some very disturbed minds walking this planet.
I wonder what causes the mental defect of getting sexually aroused by seriously torturing and killing someone.
Oh well, interesting case, thanks for sharing.
Ripper style murder may have cut up Mersey girl ~ March 2nd 2001
Victim No.5? ~ March 2nd 2001
"Traceys 15th murder"
"Hunt for five serial killers" ~ Mail on Sunday 19/5/96
"FOOTSTEPS OF THE RIPPER" ~ Sunday Times September 1995
"Return of the Ripper" ~ Now 17/7/94
"Fear of another Ripper as six bodies are found" ~ Daily Mail 12/7/94
"Strange disappearance of Ripper case man" ~ Sunday World 10/4/94
"Prostitutes go in fear of London Ripper" ~ Mirror 3/2/94
"New Ripper on rampage"~ Daily Mirror 3/8/93
"Terror of a new Ripper" ~ Manchester Evening News 14/9/91
1988 Ripper on the 2:16 ~ Today 25th Mar 1988
1988 Plymouth murders ~ Daily Star 23rd Jan 1988
Originally posted by Rigel Kent
[ Specifically about post murder rituals which were performed by the killer on the bodies of the victims.
These rituals were so unusual that only the investigating officers, SOCO's Coroners & Morticians may know.
I wonder if there are any similarities between the murders of the girls before Sutcliffe was arrested and the murders that have occurred since.
It is known that the killer used a ball pane hammer to knock the victims unconscious and then a large knife.
The knife was used in a particular way and then something was added to the corpse. If these similarities have been found in the murders after Sutcliffes arrest then I would be willing to believe the Authors claims.
So far I have not found these similarities mentioned but will keep looking.
Originally posted by Rigel Kent
reply to post by Thepreye
And from the website, the reports of further killings after the detention of Sutcliffe seem to be mostly quotes from newspaper reports or hearsay. I see no Police documents stating that the M.O was the same.
Sounds interesting though.
Originally posted by NagoyaW6
Very interesting indeed ! I read about Sutcliffe years ago but I knew nothing of the blood type issue and the bite marks (or at least if I did read it, I forgot). I wasn't aware that he was a copy cat either...............