posted on Nov, 23 2014 @ 02:19 PM
In researching something else, I came across an odd tidbit that puts forth the ID of a serial murderer from Austin, Texas, who then moved to London
just before the Ripper murders started:
STRANGE UNSOLVED MURDERS
"Mollie Smith is presumed to be the first victim of the “Servant Girl Annihilator”, a serial killer who was active in the Austin, Texas area in
1884 to 1885. Pre-dating Jack the Ripper’s killing spree by almost 4 years, the viciousness of his attacks left the public hysterical, and some even
tried to tie the two series of murders together as the work of one killer. At least 7 young women’s deaths are attributed to the Annihilator, who
not only raped his victims, but bludgeoned or slashed them to death.
"Back to the Ripper murders, which took place in Whitechapel, London, England in 1888. One suspect, who rarely gets mentioned by Ripperologists, was
a Malay cook calling himself Maurice, a man who had threatened to kill Whitechapel prostitutes but who had then disappeared. In 1885 he had been
employed at the Pearl House, a small hotel, in Austin, Texas. The information was confirmed, and it was ascertained that the cook had left the
premises in January 1886. The Servant Girl murders had ended just weeks earlier and most of the victims resided not far from the Pearl House."