Eliza Anne Smith
25 September 1840
|Died||8 September 1888 (aged 47)|
|Cause of death||Blood loss due to severance of the carotid vessels|
|Body discovered||29 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, London|
|Resting place||Manor Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Forest Gate, London, England|
|Occupation||Flower seller, crocheter, beggar, casual prostitute|
|Known for||Victim of serial murder|
(m. 1869; separated 1884)
Annie Chapman (born Eliza Ann Smith; 25 September 1840 – 8 September 1888) was the second victim of the unidentified serial killer Jack the Ripper. Jack the Ripper is believed to have killed and mutilated at least five women in the Whitechapel and Spitalfields districts of London between late August and early November 1888.
There are previous murders, linked to a person called the Whitechapel murderer. Jack the Ripper likely did not commit them, though. Because of these murders, there had been considerable press and public attention. When Annie Chapman was killed, this generated a state of panic in the East End of London. Police were put under more and more pressure to find the murderer.
References[change | change source]
- Tully, The Real Jack the Ripper: The Secret of Prisoner 1167, p. 290
- Norder, Ripper Notes: How the Newspapers Covered the Jack the Ripper Murders p. 47
- "Whitechapel is Panic Stricken At Another Fiendish Crime. A Fourth Victim of the Maniac". casebook.org. 1 January 2010. Retrieved 6 March 2020.