The removal of a couple of internal organs with such anatomical skill has led to the common theory that the perpetrator possessed good surgical knowledge, often leading to suspicions that the killer was a butcher or a doctor; "in the opinion of most of the surgeons who examined the bodies, most believed that the killer had to have some degree of anatomical knowledge to do what he
did" (Ryder, 2006).
was never apprehended by police, this murderer has become one of history's most infamous figures.
With many popular websites such as Amazon.com and Ebay.com offering millions of texts, (Bradley, 2002:111), it was possible to purchase books recommended by leading academics such as Steven Ryder of Casebook.org.
(2006) states: "The press was also partly responsible for creating many myths surrounding the Ripper and ended up turning a sad killer of women into a 'bogeyman', who has now become one of the most romantic figures in history"