Of Helen Barthelmyand Mary Fleming were found. He was also in Scotland when Bridgit O’Hara was murdered. Various other suspects have been put forward,including light-heavyweight champion boxer Freddie Mills. In July 1965, not even fivemonths after O’Hara’s body was found, Mills was found dead in his car in an alleyin Soho. He had a gunshot wound to the head and a rifle between his knees.
Familyand friends believed he’d been murdered, but the police ruled his death a suicide.Some believed Mills was the killer and had taken his own life as he thought the policewere getting close to.
Arresting him; however, no evidence has ever been found to link FreddieMills to the killings.
David Seabrook, in his book Jack of Jumps(2006), wrote that a former Metropolitan Police detective was also a suspect in the opinionof several senior detectives investigating the case. This particular police officer wasconvicted of various petty crimes while he was a serving police officer, and was. It is theorized that because he committed robberies to make his fellowofficers look stupid, that upon his release from prison, he graduated to murder for thesame reason. Detective Superintendent William Baldock investigated the former MetropolitanPolice Detective as a suspect in the murders, but failed to build a case.Tommy Butler, who was a Scotland Yard Superintendent at the time of the murders, is another namewhich appeared as a possible suspect although he was pointed to by a former criminal JimmyEvans in a book he wrote about his life.
Dismissed as beingoffered by a man with a grudge against a police officer with no.
Evidence to back up his claims.Probably the most credible suspect was Harold Jones. Jones killed two girls in 1921 in thetown of Abertillery.
Old Freda Burnell, was found sexuallyassaulted and murdered but he was acquitted. That aquittal was celebrated by his neighbors,who didn’t believe he could possibly be guilty.Fifteen days later, his neighbor’s eleven year.
Old daughter, Florence Little, was founddead in Jones’ attic, drained entirely of. Because he was 15 at the time, he wasnot liable for the death penalty, instead receiving a life sentence. He was let out20 years later for exemplary behaviour. In 1941, at the age of 35, after being releasedfrom prison, he is believed to have returned to his home town, Abertillery, and visitedthe graves of his early victims.
In 1947, he surfaced in London, married, had a daughter,and lived two streets away from Mungo Ireland. Due to poor record-keeping, he was never lookedat by police.
Jack the Stripper’ in which he allegesthe culprit was Harold Jones, but all the ‘evidence’ is based. He reportedin his book while researching Jones’ movements that Jones had been working as a a sheet metalworker living just streets away from the Heron Trading Estate at the time of the Jack theStripper murders and would have used industrial paint spray. The were other similarities as well.The victims of the Stripper had been stored prior.