It took 126 years, but investigators have finally solved one of the greatest murder mysteries of all time: the identity of the infamous Jack the Ripper has been discovered at long last!
The well-known serial killer terrorized London's poverty-stricken East End in the 1880s by slicing the throats of mostly female prostitutes before removing their internal organs. From the get-go, police assumed the suspect was a doctor or someone who had somehow acquired the knowledge needed to perform methodical incisions. Five women were killed in 1888 and a total of 11 murders were linked to the man known only by his moniker, Jack the Ripper.
Over the years, much ink has been spilled about the killer's identity, and countless films and books have been created and written about him, but no one has been able to confirm who he was or where he came from -- until now. Thanks to DNA evidence, scientists have solved a crime that police had long ago concluded was unsolvable.