In 1888, Henriques Street was called Berner Street. On the west side of this street was a set of buildings clustered around a small open area called Dutfield’s Yard, named after the man who used to own a cart building business in this area. The yard itself consisted of a U-shaped collection of narrow buildings surrounding a dark, narrow passageway on three sides. The only way that you could enter the yard without passing through a crowded building was through the yard’s entrance to the street on the east. Most of the narrow buildings that framed the yard were small cottages. There was a larger building on the north side next to the yard entrance which was the meeting place of the International Working Men’s Club. This was the location of the forth murder Rajasthan Police Constable Result 2021.
On Saturday, September 29, the club held a meeting with lectures. After the lectures, about a dozen people were still mingling in the club while several people were singing songs. At least three people left the club for a short walk in the yard between the hours of midnight and 1:00 AM, with the last person seeing nothing out of the ordinary at 12:40 AM.
When Louis Diemschutz, the steward of the International Working Men’s Club, tried to enter the yard with his wagon at 1:00 AM, his pony with its much better eyesight refused to walk on the right side of the drive. Diemschutz struck a match and saw the figure of a woman lying on the ground next to the wall of the club. He went inside the club to get a candle and people to help him. They found that the woman’s throat had been cut, and that blood was still flowing from the wound. The arrival of Diemschutz and his cart might have forced the murderer to flee. The police, who were heavily patrolling the East End area, arrived within minutes. The police doctor, Dr. Blackwell, arrived at 1:16 AM.
What was unusual about the condition of this body compared to the other murders is that the throat had been slit only on the left side. A single slice cut neatly through the major arteries and completely severed the windpipe. The victim had some unusual bruising on her front shoulders, as if two hands had forcibly held her down. This type of bruising was not seen on the other victims. Like the other victims, this woman had very little blood on her, suggesting that her throat had been cut while she was lying or being placed on the ground Rajasthan Patwari Admit Card 2021.
Other than the violent slash to the throat, the state of the body indicated a peaceful death. As opposed to the other victims, who had looked as though they had been strangled before having their throats slit, the face of this victim was quite placid and unmarked. She likely passed out from loss of blood before she died. It looked to those who viewed the body as if the woman had been gently laid on her left side on the muddy ground. Her face pointed at the wall of the club and her left hand still held a packet of cachous, a kind of 19th century breath mint. Her right hand was over her body and was stained with blood. Her feet were tucked up to her body and were just a few steps from the street entrance. The autopsy showed no indication of drugs or alcohol that might have stupefied her and made it easy for the killer to subdue her.
The police identified the victim as a Swedish woman named Elizabeth Stride, also known as Long Liz. She was 44 years old, 5 feet 2 inches or 1.6 meters tall with dark brown curly hair, gray eyes and was missing her upper front teeth. She was a well-liked, well-mannered charwoman and occasional prostitute. At least, she was well mannered when she hadn’t been drinking. By the time she was 21, she was known to Swedish police as a prostitute and had already been treated twice for venereal disease.
Several witnesses spotted Liz walking with a man in the area where her body was found. One witness was a police constable walking his beat at 12:30 AM, half an hour before her body was found. He passed the couple and got a good look at the woman, whom he later identified as the murder victim. His description of the man was that he was approximately 28 years old, 5 feet 7 inches or 1.7 meters tall, respectable looking with a dark complexion and a small dark mustache. He carried a parcel that was about 18 inches or 45 cm long and 6 inches or 15 centimeters wide. He was dressed in a hard felt deerstalker hat of dark color, a white collar and tie and a black coat. To the officer, the couple looked sober…