please empty your brain below

Ooh I'll look forward to the rest of this series. It's still a fascinating case.
There was a sort of commemorative stencil on the low wall next to the former Board School (though it seems to have been removed thoroughly, as there is no sign of it in your Flickr photo):-

Mary Ann Nichols Row
1845-1888

It's currently visible on StreetView.
The testimony from Mary Ann's father at the inquest (http://www.casebook.org/official_documents/inquests/inquest_nichols.html) wouldn't have sounded out of place in a modern courtroom. Plus ├ža change...
On a side note, a chalk line around a dead body is merely a forensic fiction, almost never used in real life.
Pedant Alert: The lady in the illustration is supine, not prone, as described in the prose.

As you were.










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