Remains ID'd as 2nd Likely Victim of Ripper Scholar

Part of missing prostitute found in river
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2010 3:11 AM CDT
This composite of photos issued by West Yorkshire Police, shows missing Bradford prostitutes,left to right, Susan Rushworth, 43, Suzanne Blamires, 36, and Shelley Armitage, 31.   (AP Photo/ West Yorkshire Police/PA Wire)

(Newser) – Forensic experts in Britain have confirmed that a small piece of human tissue recovered from a river near Bradford belongs to missing prostitute Shelley Armitage. Parts of another prostitute had earlier been found nearby, along with a bag containing knives and a hacksaw. Criminology student Stephen Griffiths—who identified himself in court as the "Crossbow Cannibal" and boasted he was getting a doctorate "in Jack the Ripper"—has been charged with the murders of both women and another who is still missing, the Independent reports.

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