Well over a century after a series of grisly murders terrorized London — killings that inspired their own Ripper-tainment genre of films and books — genomic analysis may have nailed down the identity of 'Jack the Ripper.'

According to an enthusiast who owns a shawl purported to have been collected at the scene of one of the Ripper killings, genomic analysis of two mitochondrial lines has placed the shawl at the crime scene with the body of a victim, and identified her killer.

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