Russell Edwards Pens Book Called ‘Naming Jack the Ripper’

By Maryann Yin Comment

Naming Jack the RipperRussell Edwards, a man who calls himself an “armchair detective,” has allegedly identified the serial killer known as Jack the Ripper.

In an article published in The Daily Mail, Edwards recounts how he teamed up with Jari Louhelainen, a molecular biology expert, and conducted DNA testing on a shawl that was found nearby one of the victim’s bodies. With the results, Edwards claims that a polish immigrant named Aaron Kosminski was the infamous murderer.

According to IFLScience, DNA evidence is not perfect and Edwards’ claims have not been published in a scientific journal. Instead, has has written a book called Naming Jack the Ripper. The nonfiction title will be released on September 9th.