The circumstances surrounding the death of Eva Rausing, whose husband Hans Rausing is a heir to a multi-billion dollar fortune, could not have been more bizarre. After police arrested Hans Rausing for an unrelated offense, he confessed to having lived in the same room as Eva Rausing’s corpse for weeks instead of reporting her death.
On August 8, 1888, news of the murder of Martha Tabram made the morning papers, and the Ripper killings began in earnest. Exactly who the first Ripper victim was is still hotly debated, as well as this brutal killer’s identity. The infamous Whitechapel murders, as they are also known, remain unsolved to this day.
Eva Rausing was found dead in her London home after police searched the residence in connection with her husband, billionaire Hans Kristian Rausing, being suspected of illegal drug possession.
On July 2, 2001, the jury returned after five days of deliberation, and convicted Barry Michael George for the murder of the BBC’s Sunshine Girl, Jill Dando. He was sentenced to life in prison.
The latest of many theories as to the identity of historic serial killer Jack the Ripper implicates Lizzie Williams, the wife of physician and Ripper suspect Sir John Williams, in the infamous Whitechapel murders of 1888. This unsolved case has perplexed experts and captured the public’s imagination ever since Jack disappeared after brutally slaughtering five English prostitutes, all the while taunting investigators from Scotland Yard.