Who was the first of the five "canonical" victims of "Jack the Ripper"?
First victim was claimed on August 31st, 1888
Much controversy arises when the victims are discussed because even to this day the number is unknown. The opinions range from 4 to 15, but there is a certain list of victims on which most researchers and parties involved in the case come to a consensus. Mary Nichols is at the top of that list, who has been found dead on August 31st, 1888 with her throat cut by a sharp blade.
In 2014, several media sources leaked results of an amateur detective who used genetic examination to establish that the real "Ripper" was a mad hairdresser of Polish origin working in London.