On a frigid winter day in January 1910 the Chicago headlines trumpeted, "Chicago Fiend Second White Chapel Ripper". The reason for the sensational story was based on the opinion of Assistant Police Chief Schuettler following the coroner's report for a post mortem completed on the body of Mrs. Jennie Cleghorn (AKA Anna Furlong). She had been found mutilated and decapitated in a south side rooming house which doubled as a brothel situated over a saloon owned by James Seeley at 1702 Armour Avenue (also given as 51 West 17th Street.)
On January 20, 1910 a horrifying murder was discovered that was compared to those committed in London a few years before, one of the headlines in the local papers was "Chicago Fiend Second White Chapel Ripper". Little did the police or the public know that this grisly crime was only the beginning.
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