But does it really confirm his identity?
“News media was buzzing today with a claim that scientists had finally figured out the real identity of the notorious 19th-century serial killer Jack the Ripper thanks to DNA and an old shawl.
“The only problem? Archaeological geneticists say the research is neither new nor scientifically accurate.
“Writing last week in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, Jari Louhelainen of Liverpool John Moores University and David Miller of the University of Leeds published an analysis of “forensic stains” on a silk shawl purportedly linked to a woman named Catherine Eddowes, murdered by Jack the Ripper more than 130 years ago.
“The stains could not be definitively classified, but the researchers hypothesize that one is related to blood spatter and one possibly to semen.”
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