|Annie and John Chapman|
way to spend her money on beer. She then returned to sit in the lodging house kitchen to eat a late supper. Around 2 a.m. John Evans, the lodging house night watchman turned her out for not having money enough for a bed.
The next four hours of Annie’s life remain a mystery, but at 5:50 a.m. her body was discovered in the fenced backyard at 29 Hanbury Street. Unfortunately, sometime during the night Annie had made the acquaintance of Jack the Ripper.
|29 Hanbury Street|
|Backyard of No. 29|
|Dr. Phillips Examines Chapman's Body|
|Annie Chapman's Death Certificate|
|Coroner Wynne Baxter|
Conflicting reports and testimonies were given by several witnesses as to the type of man Annie was seen with, what was reportedly said, and what time she was last seen alive. In the end, a verdict of willful murder against a person or persons unknown was entered.
|Manor Park Cemetery|