Does a new genetic analysis finally reveal the identity of Jack the Ripper?

A historical image of police discovering a Jack the Ripper murder victim

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Forensic scientists say they have finally fingered the identity of Jack the Ripper, the notorious serial killer who terrorized the streets of London more than a century ago. Genetic tests published this week point to Aaron Kosminski, a 23-year-old Polish barber and a prime police suspect at the time. But critics say the evidence isn’t strong enough to declare this case closed.

The results come from a forensic examination of a stained silk shawl

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