Was Jack the Ripper a WOMAN Salvation Army worker who turned serial killer to save the East End? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...orker-turned-serial-killer-save-East-End.html Could the brutal murders attributed to Jack the Ripper have been committed by a woman charity worker in a perverse bid to bring the harrowing conditions in the East End into the light? This is the theory put forward in a new novel about the Victorian serial killer, whose elusive identity has occupied criminologists for more than a century. During the 1888 murder spree in east London's Whitechapel, the Ripper killed women and removed their sexual and internal organs with such surgical precision that many believed he had to be a doctor. Jack The Ripper could be a female, not a male. Also from the article. Mr Perring says the murders had an unexpected outcome - they drew the attention of the wider world to the appalling conditions endured by those living in the capital's slums. 'The Ripper murders surprisingly did a lot of good for the East End,' he said. 'Someone had shone a light on how awful the conditions were. There were all manner of social works and good deeds afterwards.' I have read that Jack the Ripper could be a female. It is possible. The killer has never been caught and will never know who he or she is.