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On This Day1979: Ripper Suspected of 12th Murder

Offbeat  (tags: Yorkshire Ripper, Murders, Police, Bradford, Yorkshire, UK )

- 1358 days ago -
Police have discovered the body of a young woman - thought to be the 12th victim of the "Yorkshire Ripper" - in an alleyway near the centre of Bradford.


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Animae C (508)
Wednesday September 2, 2015, 8:19 am
i was just searching as to what has become of him & foindthis;

Peter Sutcliffe butchered not 13 but THIRTY FIVE women and one MAN


Animae C (508)
Wednesday September 2, 2015, 8:20 am
That's 'found this'

Mary T (356)
Wednesday September 2, 2015, 1:04 pm
Thank you Ray and AniMae for the daily mail link. will have to find a copy of the new book

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday September 2, 2015, 3:27 pm
In Context
The young woman was Barbara Leach, a 20-year-old student. She was the Yorkshire Ripper's twelfth victim.

The tape turned out to be a hoax. The killer was arrested in 1980 after the murder of one more woman.

Peter Sutcliffe was tried at the Old Bailey in 1981. He was found guilty of murdering 13 women and attempting to murder seven more.

He was sentenced to life imprisonment with the recommendation he serve a minimum of 30 years.
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