New DNA Study May Have Unmasked Jack the Ripper

A promising new forensic study conducted by researchers in England may have finally determined the identity of Jack the Ripper. The project reportedly looked at blood stains and other genetic material found on a shawl recovered near the body of one of the infamous serial killer's victims. According to the scientists behind the investigation, the cloth is " the only piece of physical evidence known to be associated with these murders."

After subjecting the stains on the shawl to a "systematic, molecular level analysis," researchers were able to connect mitochondrial DNA on the cloth to a living descendant of one of the prime suspects in the case: a Polish barber named Aaron Kosminski. Bolstering their conclusion was the fact that the genetic information obtained from the study suggested that the eyes and hair color of the individual also matched witness descriptions of the killer and were also the same characteristics possessed by Kosminksi.

More on this remarkable turn of events at the Coast to Coast AM website.